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Rule Types in Operation Manager 2007

Updated: May 22, 2009

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

The different types of rules and data sources for rules in Operations Manager 2007 include the following:

  • Alert-generating rules using one of the following event-based data sources

    • Generic CSV (separated) text log

    • Generic text log

    • NT event log

    • SNMP trap

    • Syslog

    • WMI event

  • Collection rules using one of the following event-based data sources

    • Generic CSV (separated) text log

    • Generic text log

    • NT event logs

    • SNMP event

    • SNMP trap

    • Syslog

    • WMI event

  • Collection rules using one of the following performance-based data sources

    • SNMP performance

    • WMI performance

    • Windows performance

  • Collection rules using one of the following probe-based data sources

    • Script event

    • Script performance

  • Timed Commands using one of the following sources

    • Run a command

    • Run a script

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The type of rule used for managing objects depends on the desired action, data source, and targeted objects of the rule. For example:

  • Collection rules gather data.

  • Performance rules use numeric data.

  • SNMP rules commonly target SNMP Network Devices.

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