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How to Override a Monitor

Updated: May 22, 2009

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 SP1

Overrides can be used to refine the settings of a monitoring object in Operations Manager 2007. This includes monitors, rules, object discoveries, and attributes that are from imported management packs, as well as monitors, rules, and attributes that you create.

The following procedure overrides a new monitor, but you can also use these steps to override a rule, attribute, or object discovery. You must have Advanced Operator user rights to create an override.

To override a monitor

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Advanced Operator role for the Operations Manager 2007 management group.

  2. In the Operations console, click the Authoring button.

  3. In the Authoring pane, expand Management Pack Objects and then click Monitors.

  4. In the Monitors pane, expand an object type completely and then click a monitor.

  5. On the Operations console toolbar, click Overrides and then point to Override the Monitor. You can choose to override this monitor for objects of a specific type or for all objects within a group. After you choose which group of object type to override, the Override Properties dialog box opens, enabling you to view the default settings contained in this monitor. You can then choose whether to override each individual setting contained in the monitor.

    noteNote
    If the Overrides button is not available, make sure you have selected a monitor and not a container object in the Monitors pane.

  6. Click to place a check mark in the Override column next to each setting that you want to override.

  7. Either select a management pack from the Select destination management pack list or create a new unsealed management pack by clicking New.

    noteNote
    By default, when you create a management pack object, disable a rule or monitor, or create an override, Operations Manager saves the setting to the Default Management Pack. As a best practice, you should create a separate management pack for each sealed management pack you want to customize, rather than saving your customized settings to the Default Management Pack. For more information, see Default Management Pack.

  8. When you complete your changes, click OK.

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