Migrating from eHealth to PM. In eHealth you can discover using "router/switch" to load elements, then go enable detailed metrics for each interface that port level reporting is needed. We need to replicate this behavior into PM where there is more control of the interface polling option.
In PM, monitoring profile filtering can be used on interface specific attributes (Name, ifAlias, speed, etc.). The problem we are seeing is where there isn't a specific pattern to match with attribute filters, there is no other way to disable/enable polling.
Need to monitor selective ports for detailed metric reporting on various devices. Could be an uplink, could be a server port, could be even a user (access level) port. Each port could be of various speeds and no specific interface descriptions exist. Out of a total of 1M+ interfaces, only about 45K need to be monitored.
Custom Collections were attempted, but only having interface models in the list, DA does not pick up or apply monitoring at all. A collection/group whereas a user can add the interfaces and polling starts would be ideal, or something that can be easily accomplished through the UI.
The other option we tried was to use Name Aliases, but these are not shared with DA to be used anywhere to control/filter polling.