Metrics administrative commands

You can manage the Metrics services by using the wsadmin client to perform administrative commands that allow you to check files in and out and modify settings. Administrative commands do not require a server restart to take effect.

Administrative commands

You must use the wsadmin client to run administrative commands. For information, see Starting the wsadmin client.

Each section describes the commands for a specific service.


  • MetricsConfigService.checkOutConfig("working_directory", "cell_name")

    Checks Metrics configuration files out to a temporary directory. Run from the wsadmin command processor.

    Temporary working directory to which the configuration files are copied. The files are kept in this working directory while you make changes to them.
    Name of the WebSphere® Application Server cell hosting the application. If you do not know the cell name, type the following command in the wsadmin command processor:
    print AdminControl.getCell()
    For example:
    • AIX® or Linux: MetricsConfigService.checkOutConfig("/opt/my_temp_dir", "CommServerNode01Cell")
    • Microsoft Windows: MetricsConfigService.checkOutConfig("c:/temp","foo01Cell01")
  • MetricsConfigService.showConfig()

    Displays the current configuration settings. You must check out the configuration files with MetricsConfigService.checkOutConfig() before running MetricsConfigService.showConfig().

  • MetricsConfigService.updateConfig("quick_config_property", "new_value")

    Updates configuration properties.

    Property in the metrics-config.xml configuration file expressed as a quick config command. For example, the quick config value for following property:
    is eventLifetimeInMonths. See Metrics configuration properties for configuration properties and descriptions.
    The new value for the property. Property values can be restricted, for example, to either true or false. e Metrics configuration properties for configuration properties and descriptions.
    For example, to set the scheduledTasks.ReportGenerator.enabled property to false, use the following command:
    MetricsConfigService.updateConfig("scheduledTasks.ReportGenerator.enabled", "false")
  • MetricsConfigService.checkInConfig()

    Checks in Metrics configuration files. Run from the wsadmin command processor.


  • MetricsMemberService.syncAllMembersByExtId( {"updateOnEmailLoginMatch": ["true" | "false"] } )
  • MetricsMemberService.syncMemberByExtId("currentExternalId"[, {"newExtId" : "id-string" [, "allowExtIdSwap" : ["true" | "false"] ] } ] )
  • MetricsMemberService.inactivateMemberByEmail("email")
  • MetricsMemberService.inactivateMemberByExtId("externalID")
  • MetricsMemberService.getMemberExtIdByEmail("email")
  • MetricsMemberService.getMemberExtIdByLogin("login")
  • MetricsMemberService.syncBatchMemberExtIdsByEmail("emailFile" [, {"allowInactivate" : ["true" | "false"] } ] )
  • MetricsMemberService.syncBatchMemberExtIdsByLogin("loginFile" [, {"allowInactivate" : ["true" | "false"] } ] )
  • MetricsMemberService.syncMemberExtIdByEmail("email" [, { "allowInactivate" : ["true" | "false"] } ])
  • MetricsMemberService.syncMemberExtIdByLogin("name" [, {"allowInactivate": ["true" | "false"] } ])

See Synchronizing user data using administrative commands for details.



Synchronize user information with Profiles immediately.

User synchronization runs periodically by the "DataSynchronization" scheduler task to get detailed information of users captured in Metrics raw data.

By default, user synchronization runs daily. Use MetricsUsersService.reloadUsersAttributes() if you want to run synchronization ahead of the scheduled time.


  • MetricsSchedulerService.pauseSchedulingTask(string taskName) 

    Suspends scheduling of a task. This has no effect on currently running tasks. Paused tasks remain paused until you explicitly resume them, even if the server is stopped and restarted.

    A string value containing one of the following:
    • ReportGenerator
    • MetricsDBCleanup
    • DataSynchronization
    For example: MetricsSchedulerService.pauseSchedulingTask("ReportGenerator")
  • MetricsSchedulerService.resumeSchedulingTask(string taskName) 

    Resumes the start of a paused task.

    A string value containing one of the following:
    • ReportGenerator
    • MetricsDBCleanup
    • DataSynchronization
    For example: MetricsSchedulerService.resumeSchedulingTask("ReportGenerator")
  • MetricsSchedulerService.forceTaskExecution(string taskName string executeSynchronously) 

    Runs a task.

    Property settings in the metrics-config.xml configuration properties file specify whether tasks are enabled to run automatically, and how often. This command allows you to run tasks manually, for example, if you disabled a task but want to run it at specified times.

    A string value containing one of the following:
    • ReportGenerator
    • MetricsDBCleanup
    • DataSynchronization
    Takes the string values true or false. Specifying this value is optional, and the default value is false. If this value is false, then the task executes asynchronously, meaning that if the taskId is valid, the command returns immediately and execution continues in the background. If this value is true, the command does not return until the task completes. For example: MetricsSchedulerService.forceTaskExecution("ReportGenerator")
  • MetricsSchedulerService.getTaskDetails(string taskName)

    Displays the status of a task and returns a detailed status message.

    A string value containing one of the following:
    • ReportGenerator
    • MetricsDBCleanup
    • DataSynchronization
    For example: MetricsSchedulerService.getTaskDetails("ReportGenerator")