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How Metric Collections Works

IPM performs the following multi‐step process to collect metrics.

  1. Logs in to the KVM host using the SSH username and password.

    The libvirtd service must be running.

  2. Discovers metrics available on the KVM.

  3. Extracts the metrics information based on what is discovered.


Network related metrics are only available for KVM domains (virtual hosts).

The complete list of metrics for this integration is available in a separate guide.