My personal favourite in the ‘threshold to attribute mapping screen’ in Applications Manager is the option ‘Apply to all monitors’. You can find it in the ‘Configure Alerts’ link for any specific metric / attribute.

For eg: I had over 200 servers already being monitored in our QA version of Enterprise Edition of Applications Manager. I wanted to configure thresholds to test scalabilty and how much load our EE can handle.

Now while configuring a threshold for response time for a specific server, I can select this option and have it applied for all my 200 servers in one go. Well it took us 6 SPs to put this easy way to do the configuration 🙁

Well power users may say the ‘Alert Template‘ is also present. Yes, that too, make life even more easy while setting things up. But new users may not find it that easily.