Section 4.1.8, “Creating a New Rule: An Example” shows how to create a custom rule and Appendix D, Data Collection Items shows the data items you can use in rule creation. In some circumstances, you might want to create a rule that uses a custom data collection item.
To create additional custom data collection items, edit the
custom rule file added during installation. The
custom.xml is installed automatically, but
is not modified during an upgrade installation. The rules file
is listed last in the
configuration parameter, so any rules and data collection items
you add to this file supersede the standard data collection
After you make changes to the
restart the agent to load the custom definitions.