About Adding Your Own Monitors
You may find that the monitors in a monitoring policy cover most of the monitoring needs you have. However, there may be cases where you want to apply a specific monitor to a group or device separately from a monitoring policy.
For example, the monitoring policies for SQL monitor default instances because the instance name is required to collect performance counters and monitor the Windows services. Generally default instances are used, but you have a single customer with an important database on a named instance. Creating the monitors directly on the device allow the monitoring to occur as needed, without creating a monitoring policy for use with a single device.
What You Can Do
You can add monitors to individual devices
- using the Configuration > Monitors & Alert Rules option
- using the Monitors tab on the Alerts page for an individual device