You can change the following properties for monitoring tree elements (MTEs):
The Customizing in the Alert Monitor has been designed to be simple. You can access it directly from the MTE, and you can, for example, define the threshold values for MTE classes or individual MTEs, for which an alert is generated, if a reported value falls below these values.
If you make changes to the properties of MTEs in the Alert Monitor, these are permanently stored in the database. Even if a data collection method attempts to reset the changes to the original values, your changes are retained and are therefore active in the Alert Monitor.
The general settings in Customizing apply for all monitoring tree elements. However, you can only make type-specific settings for monitoring attributes (more information: Properties of Monitoring Objects and Attributes).
Grouping several monitoring attributes saves you administration duties. To avoid having to maintain the same customizing settings for many monitoring attributes and then save them in the database, the monitoring attributes are assigned to attribute groups. You then only have to maintain the attribute group. All of the monitoring attributes assigned to this group then automatically receive the new or changed settings (more information: MTE Classes and Attribute Groups.
As of SAP NetWeaver 7.0 EhP2, the Consistency Check of the CCMS Monitoring Infrastructure is available to you. The associated transactions RZ50, RZ521, and RZ52 provide a variety of functions to check the configuration and runtime of the CCMS monitoring infrastructure, to display errors, and to correct these automatically. The checks are called from the central monitoring system (CEN) and include both the CEN itself and the monitored systems.
You can assign all of these changes to properties variants. Some or all of the Customizing settings are saved in properties variants of this type. By creating multiple properties variants, you can have different strategies for administering your IT landscape.
For example, to use different alert thresholds for the response time in the test and production systems, you can define separate properties values for these settings. One Alert Monitor in the production system could run with the properties variant for the response time in the production system and another with the properties variant for the test system.