PMU Definitions

This section describes the attributes of PMU definition.

Field or Control


PMU Definition Set

PMU definitions belong to a particular set. This is similar to message definitions in the message catalog belonging to a message set.

Note: Currently, only one set exists, set 1, which is reserved for internal PeopleSoft development.


Explains the purpose of a particular PMU definition set.


Field or Control



Identifies a PMU definition within an event set.

PMU Label

The name of the PMU definition. This value appears with any metric values on the pages displaying the PMU information.


Provides additional identification, if needed.

Additional Data Label

Every PMU has an optional long data field for additional information or labeling. The system displays this label only of this field is populated.

Filter Level

Sets the level at which the system begins recording data about a particular PMU definition. The level of the overall monitoring system must equal or exceed the level of the PMU filter level before the system records the event data. For example, if the overall system filter level is set to Verbose, the system records information from event definitions with a filter level set toStandard andVerbose, but it does not record information that is related to PMU definitions with a filter level set toDebug.

See Setting Agent Filter Options.

Enable Sampling

Some PMUs that are associated with a user connection are always monitored regardless of the sampling rate. The PMUs that are never ignored are those that have the Enable Sampling option cleared. Examples of such PMUs are those that are related to users signing on, signing off, and being redirected to other sites.

See Configuring Performance Monitoring Sampling Rate.

Contexts 1, 2, 3

A PMU has up to three context fields.

See Context Definitions.

Note: If the contents of a context field vary according to the "parent" PMU, then the system uses Context 14 "Generic." For example, Context 1 of a SQL PMU such as PMU 407 (PeopleCode Built-In SQL Execute) is the component name for an ICPanel request or an iScript name for an ICScript request.


A PMU comprises up to six, predefined numeric metrics and one string metric.

Select the metric to include using the lookup button.


Select this option if you intend to display the metric label, the value, or both on a PeopleSoft page.