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Standard Views in Operations Manager

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

Several views are created by default when System Center 2012 – Operations Manager is installed. Management packs also contain views. When a management pack is imported, a folder that contains the views that are defined in the management pack is created in the Monitoring workspace.

The following table describes the views and folders of the views available when Operations Manager is installed. For views added by a management pack, see the management pack guide for information.

 

View or View Folder Description

Active Alerts

This view shows all alerts that are active (not closed). In this view, select an alert to view its details, such as the rule or monitor that generated the alert and the managed object that has the problem.

Double-click an alert to open the properties of the alert.

Select an alert and click Health Explorer in the Tasks pane to open Health Explorer in the context of this alert.

When appropriate, you can close the alert from this view by clicking Close Alert in the Tasks pane.

For more information, see:

Discovered Inventory

This view shows all objects that have been discovered and their states.

Click Change Target Type in the Tasks pane to filter the discovered inventory list to a single type of object. The target type determines the type of information that will be displayed in the details pane for a selected object. For example, if you change the target type to Health Service, Detail View displays information about the health service for the selected object, such as port and action account identity. If you change the target type to Computer, Detail View displays computer information such as name and asset status.

Select an object and click Health Explorer in the Tasks pane to open Health Explorer in the context of this object.

When the state of an object in Discovered Inventory is Not monitored, that means…

For more information, see Using Health Explorer to Investigate Problems.

Distributed Applications

This view shows all monitoring objects created by the Distributed Application Designer in your management group and their states.

Select an object and click Health Explorer in the Tasks pane to open Health Explorer in the context of this object.

For more information, see Using Health Explorer to Investigate Problems.

Task Status

This view shows the output from tasks that you have executed in the console. The Task Status view shows when a task is completed, finished, and the user who executed this specific task.

Unix/Linux Servers

This view shows the state of the following aspects of discovered UNIX and Linux computers:

  • Overall state of the computer

  • State of the agent on the computer, if an agent is installed

  • State of the management server role, if the computer is a management server

  • State of the operating system

To see information that is collected for a computer, select the computer Name field for a specific computer. You can click Properties in the Tasks pane to display all of the information that is collected. To open other views for a computer, right-click the computer, select Open, and click a view to open. For example, to view a computer's performance, select the Performance option. Using the Performance view, you may filter to a set of counters to display by using the Look for option in the Details pane.

Select a computer and click Health Explorer in the Tasks pane to open Health Explorer in the context of this computer.

For more information, see Using Health Explorer to Investigate Problems.

Windows Computers

This view shows the state of the following aspects of discovered Windows computers:

  • Overall state of the computer

  • State of the agent on the computer, if an agent is installed

  • State of the management server role, if the computer is a management server

  • State of the Windows operating system

To see information that is collected for a computer, select the computer Name field for a specific computer. You can click Properties in the Tasks pane to display all of the information that is collected. To open other views for a computer, right-click the computer, select Open, and click a view to open. For example, to view a computer's performance, select the Performance option. Using the Performance view, you may filter to a set of counters to display by using the Look for option in the Details pane.

Select a computer and click Health Explorer in the Tasks pane to open Health Explorer in the context of this computer.

For more information, see Using Health Explorer to Investigate Problems.

Agentless Exception Monitoring (folder)

Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM) is used to aggregate, view, and report on error reports that are sent by the Windows Error Reporting service. The Agentless Exception Monitoring folder contains four state views and one event view, specific to data gathered by AEM.

  • Application View

  • Crash Listener View

  • Error Events

  • Error Group View

  • System Error Group View

Data Warehouse (folder)

The data warehouse is the database that stores operations data which is used by Reporting Server to build reports.The Data Warehouse folder contains views to help you monitor the state and performance of the data warehouse.

  • Active Alerts

  • All Event View

  • Collection Performance

  • Collection Servers

  • Synchronizaton Performance

Microsoft Audit Collection Services (folder)

Audit Collection Services (ACS) collects records generated by an audit policy. The ACS collector receives and processes events from ACS forwarders and then sends this data to the ACS database. The service that runs on ACS forwarders is included in the Operations Manager agent. The Microsoft Audit Collection Services folder contains views specific to ACS operations.

  • The ACS Collector folder contains an event view, a state vew, and multiple performance views.

  • The ACS Fowarder folder contains an event view and a state vew.

Network Monitoring (folder)

The Network Monitoring folder contains an alert view that is scoped to discovered network devices, state views for each type of network device, and a Network Summary Dashboard view. For more information, see Viewing Network Devices and Data in Operations Manager.

The Network Monitoring folder also contains views specific to network discovery and performance.

Operations Manager (folder)

One of the views in the Operations Manager folder is a diagram of the management group. You can click an item in the diagram to view details about the object.

The Operations Manager folder contains numerous views, and organized as follows:

  • Activated APM Agent Details

  • Agent Details

  • Management Configuration Service

  • Management Data Access

  • Management Group Details

  • Management Packs and Workflows

  • Management Server

  • Notification

Synthetic Transaction (folder)

The Synthetic Transaction folder contains state views for OLE DB data sources and TCP port checks.

Web Application Transaction Monitoring (folder)

The Web Application Transaction Monitoring folder contains a state view of monitored Web applications.

Windows Service and Process Monitoring (folder)

The Windows Service and Process Monitoring folder contains state views for Windows services and processes.

See Also

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

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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