Configuring Aggregate Tests
Aggregate tests can be configured the same way as non-aggregate tests. Like in the case of non-aggregate tests, you can change the default configuration of an aggregate test or change its configuration for a specific aggregate component alone.
To change the default configuration of an aggregate test, do the following:
- Select the Default Configuration option from the Tests menu of the Agents tile.
When Figure 1 appears, select an aggregate component type from the Component type list and then the name of the aggregate test to be reconfigured from the Test name list.
Figure 1 : Modifying the default configuration of an aggregate test
By default, all aggregate tests take the same parameters. These parameters and their default will then be displayed, as depicted by Figure 1. Each of these parameters has been discussed below:
test period – Indicates the frequency at which the aggregate test runs. You can change it by picking a different frequency from the drop-down.
Make sure that the test period of the aggregate test is greater than or equal to the test period of the underlying non-aggregate test.
- excludedescriptor – This flag is applicable to descriptor-based tests alone. If the test being reconfigured is a descriptor-based test, then provide a comma-separated list of descriptors you want to exclude from aggregation.
- need descriptor aggregation – This flag is applicable to descriptor-based tests alone. If you set this flag to Yes, then every measure of this test will report a single value that is aggregated across all descriptors of the test. If you set this flag to No, then this test will report an aggregated value per descriptor.
- Finally, click the Update button in Figure 1 to save the changes. These changes will apply to all managed aggregate components of the Component type chosen.
To change the configuration of an aggregate test for a specific component alone, do the following:
- Select the Specific Configuration option from the Tests menu of the Agents tile.
When Figure 2 appears, select an aggregate component type from the Component type list, and pick the component of that type for which tests have to be reconfigured from the Component name list.
Figure 2 : Selecting the aggregate component and aggregate test mapped to that component to be reconfigured
- By default, all aggregate tests are pre-configured. This is why, when a Component name is selected, all aggregate tests mapped to that component, automatically appear in the configured tests list of Figure 2.
- To reconfigure a test for a specific component, select the test from the configured tests list and click the Reconfigure button.
The parameters of the chosen test will then appear, as shown by Figure 3. Make changes you deem fit and click the Update button to save the changes. These changes will apply only to the component chosen from the Component name list of Figure 2.
Figure 3 : Reconfiguring an aggregate test for a specific aggregate component