2. No /var/opt/perf/alarmdef file, so you weren't monitoring with OVPA, you were just collecting data.
In my environment, I have customized our alarmdef file and we are using that to monitor peformance metrics. I'm only using the OSSPI for discovery, and process monitoring (ie procmon.cfg, etc). I have removed the alarmdef_write template, so that osspi_alarmdef does not get recreated after each distribute.