Monitoring templates determine how the system collects performance data for devices and device components. You can define monitoring templates for device classes and individual devices.
Templates comprise the following types of objects:
- Data sources specify the exact data points to collect and the collection method to use.
- Thresholds define expected bounds for collected data, and specify events to be created if the data does not match those bounds.
- Graph definitions describe how to graph the collected data on the device or device components.
Before the system can collect performance data for a device or component, it must use the template binding process to determine which monitoring templates apply.