The data retention and averaging functions discard a lot of data that is valuable for alarm/incident response after the data is older than 1 hour. I get notifications regarding datastore or virtual disk latency increasing very high. When I respond 2 or 3 hours later, there is no record to be found any where (except the email alert) that the latency every reached high enough to trigger an alert. The peaks and valleys have all been discarded already.
I would like to select specific counters that are of higher business importance and select a high resolution (20 second) retention schedule with a longer duration (like 12 or 24 hours instead of just 1 hour)
Support suggested I request a feature request and that I post it in the forums:
Case # 02088050 which is a continuation of Case 01874515.