Each time a metered application starts, the Application Metering Plug-in records application summary data. This data is stored on the managed computer and sent to the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) at the end of the application monitoring period. If any data was sent during the monitoring period, it is replaced at the end of the monitoring period.
Application summary data is sent for all application metering policies for which the applications are marked as allowed. Application summary data is sent to the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) in batches daily by default. You can also specify to send event data in batches when you create an application monitor policy.
To prevent an overload to the system when this data is sent, the data is not all sent at the same time. The data is randomly sent over an interval of time. A value in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Altiris\Application Metering registry key on each client computer determines the length of the interval. The name of the value is Fuzzy Factor, and its default value is 10. This value specifies the time interval when the data can be sent as a percentage of the total batch creation time. To change the length of this time interval, you must change the value of this registry key on each client computer. Any registry changes should be done with caution.
For example, the data is sent to the CMDB every seven days (168 hours) and the Fuzzy Factor value is 10. Then the length of the interval is 10% of seven days or about 17 hours. Half of this interval precedes the specified send time and half of it follows. Thus the time interval in which the data is sent would start after about 159 hours and end after 177 hours.
You can view application summary data in the following application metering reports:
Resource guid that is generated by using various attributes of a file. For example, its internal name, manufacturer, version etc.
Resource guid that is generated for a specific user on a domain.
Date the application was last started
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Month and year of the monitoring period
Number of times the application was started during the monitoring period.
Number of times the use of the application was denied during the monitoring period.
Total Run Time
Total amount of time in seconds that the application was used during the monitoring period
When the application is monitored, this value is updated every 30 seconds.
Maximum amount of memory in bytes used by the application during the monitoring period. When the application is monitored, this value is updated every 30 seconds.
Average CPU usage by the application during the monitoring period, where 100 equals 100 percent usage. When the application is monitored, this value is updated every 30 seconds. This information is not available from the managed computers that are running Windows 9x/Me.
Month End Summary
Specifies whether the current set of application summary data is the final set for the month.
0 = not the final data
1 = the final data
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