Where Performance tile graphs and drilldowns in SquaredUp show very small numbers they will use *m* (milli) or *µ* (micro) where appropriate, and large numbers will get *k* (kilo) or *M* (mega) assigned.

Name | Symbol | Value | Description |
---|---|---|---|

milli | m | 0.001 | One milli is a thousandth of one |

micro | µ | 0.000001 | One micro is a millionth of one |

kilo | k | 1000 | A thousand |

mega | M | 1000000 | A million |

The *k* means thousands, and should not be mistaken for kb.

The *M* means millions, not MB.

## Units of measurement

SCOM only stores the number values, not the unit of measurement such as % or GB.

The metric name often includes the units of measurement, for example *Memory - Available MBytes* or *PercentBandwidthUsedTotal.*

## Performance tiles metric label

In v4.8 and above you can add *metric labels* to Performance graphs.

If one of the pre-configured metric labels of percent, bytes, megabytes or seconds is chosen then SquaredUp will convert very small or large values which would normally be displayed as m, µ, k or M into the selected (or upscaled) metric.

For more information see Performance Metric Labels.

Performance drilldowns cannot be configured like tiles, so will continue to use m, µ, k or M as described in this article.

## Large numbers on a graph

The Bar Top n graph below shows a figure of 5.69k:

This is actually 5692, as you can see when hovering over the figure. The metric name shows that this figure is returned in MB.

When the *metric label* is changed to *megabytes* SquaredUp shows 5.56GB:

This is 5692 divided by 1024 and rounded to two decimal places to convert MB into GB.

Clicking on the Bar Top n graph takes you to the drilldown page, where the 5.68k figure is shown. This is because Performance drilldowns cannot be configured like tiles, so will continue to use m, µ, k or M as described above.

## Small numbers on a graph

The drilldown graph below is showing some very small percentages for the metric `PercentBandwidthUsedTotal`

:

The y-axis uses *m* to indicate milli. The max figure of 1.45m is actually 0.00145

The latest and average figures use *µ* to show the very small figures. 108µ is actually 0.000108, which correlates with the latest point on the graph.