What is the relationship/interaction between sysedge.cf and sysedge.mon in the CA SystemEDGE port directory?
The CA SystemEDGE agent uses the sysedge.mon file as a backing store for the agent's self-monitoring tables. The sysedge.cf and sysedge.mon files interact, and entries in sysedge.cf take precedence over entries in sysedge.mon. The sysedge.cf file is static and cannot be edited easily remotely. The sysedge.mon file is not static, so management software like CA Spectrum Infrastructure Manager can update CA SystemEDGE through SNMP Sets. Which in turn will write these watcher to the dynamic sysedge.mon file.
When you add configuration entries to the agent through management software via SNMP sets, the entries are stored in sysedge.mon and are not added to sysedge.cf. For more information about using sysedge.mon, see the appendix "Adding Self-Monitoring Entries to the sysedge.mon File."