mkmetric is a shortcut to the uid assign metrics <metric> command where you can provide multiple metric names in a single call and UIDs will be assigned or retrieved. If any of the metrics already exist, the assigned UID will be returned.


mkmetric metric [metrics]

Simply supply one or more space separate metric names in the call.


mkmetric sys.cpu.user sys.cpu.nice sys.cpu.idle


The response is the literal “metrics” followed by the name of the metric and a Java formatted byte array representing the UID assigned or retrieved for each metric, one per line.


metrics sys.cpu.user: [0, 0, -58]
metrics sys.cpu.nice: [0, 0, -57]
metrics sys.cpu.idle: [0, 0, -59]