Configure Advanced Monitor Settings in Monitors Tree (deprecated)

You can configure most settings of a managed application and its activities when you add it as managed. However, there are a few advanced settings which still require the Aternity on-premise Monitors Settings (Monitors Tree) screen (deprecated).

Important

Monitors Settings is disabled by default, but can be used for rare advanced settings, if necessary.

Most of Monitors Settings are already available in the Managed Applications and Manage Activities screens, which are easier to use and automatically define the settings. Use the Monitors Settings screen only for rare advanced configurations, as detailed below.

Use Managed Applications/Activity for nearly all your configuration
To... Do This...

To add a managed application

In Managed Applications, select Add Application. See Add a Desktop Application as Managed to Enhance its Monitoring.

To remove an application from being managed

In Managed Applications, on the row of an application > the row's context menu on the right > Delete. See View Activities of a Managed Application.

To add a new activity to a managed application

In Managed Applications, select the application > Add Activity. See Upload a Custom Activity to Aternity.

To update the core definition of an activity

In Managed Applications, select an application > activity > the row's context menu on the right > Upload signature. See View Activities of a Managed Application.

To configure the properties of an activity (set the SLA thresholds, configure incident alerts, to change the name)

In Managed Applications, select an application > activity > the row's context menu on the right > Edit. See View Activities of a Managed Application.

To enable or disable the monitoring of an activity in its deployed groups

In Managed Applications, select an application > activity > the row's context menu on the right > Stop or Start. See View Activities of a Managed Application.

To edit the rollout group of an activity.

Use the Edit menu item in the Managed Applications screen. See View Activities of a Managed Application.

Note

This only offers All or Test Group.

To assign an activity or application to more than either of those groups, create your custom groups, then in Monitors Settings select an activity, and assign it to any combination of your custom groups.

To add an application event to Aternity

In Monitors Settings, upload the core definition of the application event. See Add an Application Event to Aternity in the Monitors Tree.

To configure settings which define an activity's status (when it changes color)

In Monitors Settings, select an activity, then select Detection.

To change how Aternity calculates activity's baseline settings, including split order

In Monitors Settings, select the activity, then select Baseline.

To create a custom device group

Select the Gear Icon > End Point Groups. See Create a Custom Device Group (Legacy).

Before you begin

Before you configure any advanced monitor settings in Aternity, ensure you have done the following:

  • Add the application to be managed in Aternity by selecting the Gear Icon > Managed Applications.

    Important

    Do NOT add a new application in the Monitors Settings screen. You must add it only in the Monitored Application screen, because there Aternity adds the required default settings, which are essential to the smooth running of the dashboards.

  • Verify the access rights and privileges for your user includes the Edit Advanced Configuration role. privileges.

Note

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Procedure

  1. Step 1 Open a browser and sign in to Aternity.
  2. Step 2 Select the Gear Icon > Monitors to view the Monitors Settings screen.
    Important

    Do NOT change settings here unless you are an expert in Aternity, as it could easily ruin the data and dashboards of Aternity. Even then, only change the settings as prescribed in the official Aternity documentation.

    Configure advanced settings for managed applications in the monitors settings screen
  3. Step 3 Select Publish in the top right corner of the page to commit the changes to Aternity and send them to the Agent for End User Devicess on devices in the group you chose.
    Commit changes by publishing them

    Selecting Publish releases the editing lock on this screen and allows any other Power User of Aternity to edit Aternity's monitors.

    Tip

    We recommend that after you change the Monitors Settings, validate your change by running the Monitors Tester.