How to configure PM Statistics Collection to target specific computers

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    AppSense Performance Manager 8.1

    Introduction

    The “Computers” options under “Statistics Collection” node does not behave as expected. If a list of machines is specified, and each one has a value set for included (“yes” or “no”) , then all machines that the configuration is deployed to will collect statistics. This will happen even on those computers not listed in the node.

    Detail

    Currently statistics are collected on all machines unless there is a rule which matches the machine name which is set to “no”. Additionally, if there is more than one rule which matches the machine name, the first rule that matches will be used.

    In order to collect statistics only from specific machines, you will need to add rules for the specific machines with the include option set to “yes”. A final rule for a wildcard name “*” and set include to “no” must also be added as the final rule, to match any other machines.

    For example:
    Given that: 3 Machines have been configured for statistics collection (“NewYork”, “Paris” and “Munich”)
    Example 1:-
                      
    Computer    
    Include  
    Description
    NewYork
    Yes
     
    Paris
    Yes
     
     
    This example would collect statistics from the Machines “NewYork” and “Paris” and would also collect statistics from “Munich” as Munich has not been explicitly excluded.        
    Example 2:-   
                           
    Computer    
    Include  
    Description
    NewYork
    Yes
     
    Paris
    Yes
     
    *
    No
     
         
    This example would collect statistics from the Machines “NewYork” and “Paris” however statistics from “Munich” would not be included as it matches “*” (wildcard match that matches to everything) which is not included, set to “No”.

    NOTE: From v8.1.110, Statistics Collection Enabled must be checked in order to view the “Statistics Reports” and “Statistics Collection” node