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Monitoring

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The following table provides a brief description of tasks you can accomplish when using each Monitoring activity.

 

Tasks Monitoring Activities

Invoke a runbook when new events that match a filter appear in the Windows Event Log.

Monitor Event Log

Invoke a runbook when a service has been started or stopped.

Monitor Service

Check the status of a service on any computer.

Get Service Status

Invoke a runbook when a process has been started or stopped.

Monitor Process

Check the status of a running process on any computer.

Get Process Status

Send a ping to a remote computer or IP address and wait for a response.

Monitor Computer/IP

Send a ping to a remote computer or IP address and wait for a response.

Get Computer/IP Status

Invoke a runbook when the disk space on a computer passes a critical threshold.

Monitor Disk Space

Retrieve the current amount of available disk space.

Get Disk Space Status

Invoke a runbook when an internet application server becomes available or unavailable.

Monitor Internet Application

Check the availability of a Web, Email (POP3 or SMTP), FTP, DNS, or custom server.

Get Internet Application Status

Invoke a runbook when a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) event is received as a result of the WMI event query you specified.

Monitor WMI

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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