Metric tracking objects provides a common interface to all metrics provided by SoftLayer. These metrics range from network component traffic for a server to aggregated Bandwidth Pooling traffic and more. Every object within SoftLayer's range of objects that has data that can be tracked over time has an associated tracking object.

The SoftLayer_Metric_Tracking_Object service contains methods that allow users to retrieve data from these tracking objects in raw and graph form.


Retrieve a graph of a SoftLayer backbone's recent traffic activity.

Retrieve raw bandwidth data from a tracking object.

Retrieve a bandwidth graph.

Retrieve the total bandwidth used within a given time frame.

Fetch metric data using the graph container class.

Retrieve the data recorded by a tracking object.

Retrieve the sum of all data recorded by a tracking object.

Retrieve metric detail data over a date range.

Retrieve a graph of a virtual hosting platform's per instance use.

Returns valid metric data types for a tracking object

Retrieve a SoftLayer_Metric_Tracking_Object record.

Retrieve metric summary.

Returns the metric data for the date range provided

Retrieve the type of data that a tracking object polls.