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The physical or logical components that Netuitive monitors are called elements. An element can be a physical entity, such as a server or network element, a virtual entity, such as a transaction, or a business entity, such as a company traded on the stock market. Elements are the base component that Netuitive uses to analyze metrics and determine the status of your environment.

All elements share the following characteristics:

  • A unique name and identifier in Netuitive.
  • Descriptive attributes, or characteristics, assigned by an integration.
  • Events that are triggered when the conditions in policies are met.
  • A tag or tags used to label and organize elements.
  • An element type, usually assigned by an integration.


An attribute is a property or characteristic that describes an element. Having attributes gives you access to more statistical data that can be used to troubleshoot issues. Most elements receive attributes from their integration.

Example(s)    For example, with attribute information, you can see the number and type of CPU running on a server element, while also viewing an event that was generated based on that element's CPU value.

Element Types

Each element has a type that determines how it is processed and represented by Netuitive. Element type is also used as a filter in list pages in the UI. The types of elements in your environment will vary based on the integration that you use.

Integration Element Type in Netuitive
ASG (Auto Scaling Group)
Custom Cloudwatch Metrics
Important   You can search for your Custom CloudWatch Metrics elements using the type Custom Metrics.
EBS (Elastic Block Store)
ECS (EC2 Container Service)
EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)


Note   Elasticache instances can come in a few "flavors", which means metrics are unique to each "flavor" of Elasticache. Host-level metrics are present on both Memcached as well as Redis clusters. Memcached metrics are available only on Memcached clusters, Memcached 1.4.14 metrics are only available on Memcached clusters using at least version 1.4.14, and Redis metrics are present only on Redis clusters.
ELB (Elastic Load Balancer)
EMR (Elastic Map Reduce)
Kinesis (Stream)
RDS (Relational Database Service)
Note   For each Redshift cluster, two types of elements are collected:
  • RedshiftCluster: Contains cluster-specific metrics as well as metrics that are averages across all nodes.
  • RedshiftNode: Contains node-specific metrics. There will be one element per Redshift node.
SQS (Simple Queue Service)
AWS Cost N/A
Custom N/A*
Docker Docker Container
Java JVM
Linux (Netuitive) SERVER
Microsoft Azure
Windows WINSRV
Collectd SERVER
Diamond SERVER