A monitoring properties variant is a collection of settings for one or more monitoring tree elements (MTEs) in the Alert Monitor. If you activate a properties variant, you can use the settings saved in it in the Alert Monitor.
The settings in the variant become active immediately. You do not need to define specific values for every individual MTE class in your variant. If you do not specify your own values for an MTE class, the system automatically uses the values predefined by the customer (properties variant *), or, if this does not exist, the SAP-DEFAULT values.