Monitor Plug-ins receive their configuration instructions from configuration policies. Configuration policies let you customize the settings of various Monitor Plug-ins for various purposes. The Monitor Plug-in can locally log performance data, process data, and NT event data.
You can configure if and how often these logs are stored locally and if and how often the data is uploaded to the CMDB. You can also specify how often local data is deleted. You can performance tune a Monitor Plug-in to meet the needs of your environment and define how the Monitor Plug-in performs during maintenance windows.