Custom Metrics

In the Edge Signal platform, you can access default device monitoring metrics like cpu usage, memory usage, disk usage, cpu temperature, and data usage in the monitoring section.

However, you can also create custom metrics to generate and monitor device data that falls outside of the Edge Signal default metric views using the steps below.

  • Log in to the Edge Signal platform

  • Navigate in the sidebar to the ADMINISTRATION section where you’ll find Custom Metrics

  • At the top right of the page click the Add New button to open a dialogue

  • Enter a meaningful name, and a relevant key (ensure there are no spaces between the characters in the key you enter)

Note: A key is a topic used by an application to send the relevant data you wish to monitor

  • For custom metric type, choose between number and enumerated: choose number for instances where the data required is a numeric value, and choose enumerated when the data required is, for example, a state such as on/off or idle/active

Note: Currently only number is supported

  • Click the Create Metric button, and you will see the custom metric appear in the list

  • You can modify the name of this custom metric by clicking the pencil icon

  • You can delete this custom metric by clicking on the info icon

  • Once created, the custom metric monitoring view will be present in the monitoring page directly after the Edge Signal default metrics

  • To view the data you wish to monitor, select a device which is currently running an application that is using the Edge Signal API employing the metric key which will allow reporting of the relevant data

  • When you create a custom metric, it is available across all your account projects

Sending Data to the Platform

To send data to the Edge Signal platform from your devices, the following API should be implemented on the device:

POST http://localhost:5000/api/metrics

Sample Request: curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{"metricKey":"metric1","value":"1"}' http://localhost:5000/api/metrics

metricKey: - max length = 10 - min length = 1 - Regex: '^[a-zA-Z0-9._-]*$'

value: - max length = 10 - min length = 1 - Regex: '^[a-zA-Z0-9._-]*$'

Request Body

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