In the "metrics data" display of the enterprise console, the "get current values" button does collect the current statistics on the config elements being queried. The button only performs a screen refresh.
This is a known issue: http://jira.rhq-project.org/browse/RHQ-754
But it may cause confusion for SOA-P users as:
- It's in contrast to the legacy ESB management console's "Press the button to manually Collect Statistics" feature.
- And - the only way for a user to force a collection of statistics in the enterprise console is to set the collection interval to a very low value (e.g., 30 seconds) and then wait for the interval to expire. After the user views these statistics, he should reset the collection interval to not affect system/agent performance.
We'll need to document this for SOA 4.3 - and press to have the underlying issue resolved.