To easily access a specified set of statistics and events, you can create a collection of those statistics store identifiers. These statistics and events might all be useful for monitoring a particular behavior or diagnosing a particular problem.
A collection is a list of statistic and event identifiers and metadata for the collection.
When a collection is enabled, the SSIDs in the collection are persistently recorded.
When you record or display a collection, values of all the identifiers in the collection are recorded or displayed.
You can access a collection by using the unique ID of the collection or the name of the collection. If you use the collection name and do not specify a user name, your user name is implied.
The UUID is the most reliable identifier. The collection name could be changed by an authorized user; the UUID remains constant through collection name changes.
Any user can read the data values and metadata of any collection.
Only an authorized user can update a collection that was created by another user. See Authorizing Access to Resources and Statistics in Adding Custom Data to Oracle Solaris 11.4 Analytics for information about authorizations.
Collections can be used with wildcards.
Collections cannot be used with slices.
Collections cannot be used with operations.
See Using Collections for information about how to list and record the statistics and events in a collection.