eG Enterprise typically monitors every component of a type, separately. However, sometimes, business owners may require aggregate metrics about their infrastructure. For instance, Citrix administrators might want to know the total number of users who are currently logged into all the Citrix servers in a farm, so that sudden spikes in the load on the farm (as a whole) can be accurately detected. Similarly, Windows administrators might want to figure out the average CPU usage across all the Windows servers in an environment, so that they can better plan the capacity of their Windows load-balancing clusters.
To provide such a consolidated view, eG Enterprise embeds a license-controlled Metric Aggregation capability. This feature, when enabled, allows administrators to group one or more components of a particular type and monitor the group as a single logical component, broadly termed as an aggregate component.