Updated: January 7, 2010
Applies To: System Center Operations Manager 2007
In Operations Manager 2007, all hardware, software, services, and other logical components of different applications that require monitoring are described in a service model. A model is a computer-consumable representation of software or hardware components that captures the nature of the components and the relationships between them. It can be thought of as a simplified representation of the application for monitoring.
When implementing monitoring for an application that uses Operations Manager 2007, the first step is to design a service model.
The topics in this section provide an overview of the key concepts that must be understood to perform this design, a basic process for designing a service model, and walkthroughs and examples of using the Operations Manager 2007 Authoring console to build the service model..
In This Section
- Key Concepts
- Explains the concepts of the different components in a service model.
- Service Model Design Overview
- Explains the process and best practices when you design a service model for a particular application.
- Building a Service Model
- Demonstrates the different tasks used for building a service model for a sample application using the Authoring console.