On 10.5.2, why do the metric data nodes on the Investigator tree disappear, instead of being greyed out, when an agent is disconnected?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

On 10.5.2, there is a redesign on metadata that has implication on displaying inactive metric nodes on the Investigator tree.

Question:

On 10.5.2, why do the metric data nodes on the Investigator tree disappear, instead of being greyed out, when an agent is disconnected?

Environment:
This applies to 10.5.2.
Answer:

Right clicking on the agent node reveals the options: 'hide inactive metrics' and 'show'.  'hide inactive metrics' is the default value.  If user selects "show", it will bring back the greyed out metric data nodes.