The eG Enterprise periodically collects useful performance information from the network, systems, and applications in an environment, stores the performance data so collected in an Oracle / MS SQL server backend, and presents them to users in a 100%, web-based management console.

Some environments may use custom front-ends / portals, or third-party reporting engines for viewing and analyzing information. In such environments, administrators may need to quickly extract the performance data from the eG database and export it to the custom tools for display and analysis.

To enable this, the eG Enterprise provides a command-line interface (CLI). This interface allows users to quickly connect to the eG manager, retrieve raw performance/threshold data stored in the eG database, and save the data in a preferred format.

This assures administrators of quick and easy access to retrieve, without interacting directly with the eG database, thereby protecting the database from abuse.