Metadata rules overview

Using metadata rules, you can append additional elements and values to IBM® Sterling Control Center Monitor events before they are processed by both the Rule and SLC services.

Metadata rules are applied to all IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor events, unless you explicitly set them not to be, for statistics collected from specific managed servers. The additional metadata type elements and values are logged in the IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor Events database. When a metadata rule matches an event, IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor appends metadata to the event as lists of key value pairs. You can use these metadata fields as matching criteria when defining conventional rules. Metadata can also be used as filter criteria for reports and alert monitor or activity monitor data.

Metadata rules be used to simplify the specification of your rule and SLC criteria. They can also be used to simplify specification of your report criteria.

Note: Metadata can be used to analyze only new activity. You cannot do retroactive analysis of existing data.