Are you monitoring for availability only? If so, have you considered filtering the availability metric and use events from the PATROL Agent for alerting? That might help.
Michael Funke This capability was added in Truesight 11.0. If you have TSPS 11 installed you can go to the Infastructure Monitoring Policy.
Click on the Filtering tab and select the Monitor Filter type. You then need to add the monitor that you are looking to filter.
Add Monitor Solution - Microsoft Windows Server
Monitor Type - Windows Service
Scope. - Select Instance
Provide the Instance SID
Select the Filter. - Filter out instances (Suppress Instances, send events, no data)
Here is the Link to where you can find this in the 11.0 documentation:
Check the Infromation provided under the Agent Threshold Tab.
I am also facing similar issue for instance count , it;s reaching 250000 . I am using 10.7 TSIM.
Let me know how to control this , I have just 5500 Servers monitored.
I was told we can eliminate instance counts in 10.7 as well. We just need to upgrade the agents to 10.7 and then select the filter rule to filter out instances, but keep monitoring the parameter. The biggest issue we have is the Windows Services. There are so many instances in our environment, they account for over 50% of our instances and it is completely unnecessary since these are up/down monitors. It's causing huge problems for us.