Often we end up with no solution when it comes down to monitoring in house applications, complex applications, websites, database or any appliance or device for which there is no out of the box monitoring solutions to be into TrueSight Operations Mgmt.
If the object(application, service, API, device etc.) to be monitored has any source of data through API, SNMP, WBEM, Command line, Windows service/process/performance counters etc you can very well build a monitoring solution in minutes.
When you have something to be monitored,
List down the parameters and attributes that you would like to monitor.
Identify the best suited protocol to pull the information from the source object to be monitored.
Use any external tool like SNMP browser, CIM Navigator or DB analyzer if required. This will help you understand the structure of the data and confirm the availability of the data.
Identify the object groups and the parameters that are available for each one of them.
Determine the data type of each parameter or attribute.