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Targets and Objects

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

An object is the basic unit of management in Operations Manager. An object typically represents something in your computing environment, such as a computer, a logical disk, or a database. A class represents a kind of object, and every object in Operations Manager is considered an instance of a particular class. A target in the Operations console represents all instances of a particular class.

The following sections provide further detail on these concepts and guidance for selecting target and created new classes.

Targets and Objects Topics

  • Understanding Classes and Objects

    Basic concepts for understand classes and objects that are required for basic and advanced authoring.

  • Selecting a target

    Guidance for selecting a target when you create a monitor

  • Creating a new target

    Strategies for creating a simple class to use as a target for custom monitors and rules.

  • Attributes

    Concepts of how attributes are used and procedure for adding new attributes to an existing class.

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