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Monitoring Pane in Essentials

Updated: April 14, 2010

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

The Monitoring navigation button displays the Monitoring Overview pane, which contains information about the health and other monitoring status for all the objects that System Center Essentials 2010 is monitoring and provides access to related tasks.

When you click Monitoring, you can view the following information:

  • A summary of alerts for the last 24 hours and for the last 4 days for computers and for distributed applications.

  • Alert, event, performance, diagram, and state view for managed objects. This includes the associated knowledge per alert and inventory information.

  • A status summary of all tasks that were initiated for a selected monitored object and the task code.

In the Monitoring Overview pane, you can also perform the following actions:

  • Change management pack and notification settings.

  • View Help and how-to videos on monitoring.

  • Manage maintenance mode.

The Monitoring pane in the Essentials 2010 console enables users who track and resolve issues to quickly find the monitoring data they need so that they can act on that data. The pane displays different aspects of monitoring data that is collected by Essentials 2010. Each item in the Monitoring pane is either a view type or a folder that contains views. The Find, Search, and Scope buttons can make it easier for users to manage that data.

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For more information about the different view types available, see Views in Essentials.

The views listed directly under the Monitoring node are global views that display aspects of your entire environment, such as current active alerts. The folders listed in the navigation pane are containers for views defined within a management pack. The feature folders are created when Essentials 2010 is installed. The folders that contain views from management packs are created when the management pack is imported and are named after the management packs.

You cannot delete the folders or views that are created when Essentials 2010 is installed or when management packs are imported. However, you can personalize the display of these views by using the Personalize View feature in the Actions pane. Also, you can hide any of the folders by clicking Show or hide views, located just above the navigation buttons, and making your selections by clearing the appropriate check boxes in the Show or hide views window.

See the following topics in this section for detailed information about the operations you can perform from the Monitoring pane:

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