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How to Add, Edit, and Remove Methods

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

Methods define entry points used to start measuring for performance events and to monitor for exceptions. If the application defines custom entry points that are not directly called from .NET, these entry points might not be monitored because we don’t that calls to this function are not part of an existing transaction. Methods also let you make fine-grained changes to how data is collected by .NET Application Performance Monitoring. You can create a method for a specific function and then disable monitoring or disable the collection of parameters. This allows you to ensure that functions working with sensitive data are not going to send that data to the development team who might be working with performance events.

Add a Method

To add a method

  1. To open the .NET Application Performance Monitoring template, in the Operations Manager console, in the navigation pane, click the Authoring button, click Management Pack Templates, and then click .NET Application Performance Monitoring.

  2. Right click the application group whose settings you want to modify, and then select Properties.

  3. On the Server-Side Defaults tab, click Advanced Settings.

  4. On the Advanced settings page, click Set Methods to open the Methods list page. This is where you can add methods.

  5. To add a method, on the Methods list page, click Add, type the method name and in the Settings section, select if you want to Enable monitoring, set a Sensitivity threshold for this method, and Collect function parameters. Click OK and the application performance monitoring service will add this method to the list of monitored methods.

    ImportantImportant
    Adding Methods that are defined in the .NET Framework as part of mscorlib will not produce any effect.

    noteNote
    The method name is case-sensitive and should be specified in the following format: Namespace.ClassName.MethodName

Edit a Method

To edit a method

  1. To open the .NET Application Performance Monitoring template, in the Operations Manager console, in the navigation pane, click the Authoring button, click Management Pack Templates, and then click .NET Application Performance Monitoring.

  2. Right click the application group whose settings you want to modify, and then select Properties.

  3. On the Server-Side Defaults tab, click Advanced Settings.

  4. On the Advanced settings page, click Set Methods to open the Methods list page. This is where you can edit methods.

  5. To edit a method, on the Methods list page, click Edit, make your changes, and then click OK.

    noteNote
    The method name is case-sensitive and should be specified in the following format: Namespace.ClassName.MethodName

Remove a Method

To remove a method

  1. To open the .NET Application Performance Monitoring template, in the Operations Manager console, in the navigation pane, click the Authoring button, click Management Pack Templates, and then click .NET Application Performance Monitoring.

  2. Right click the application group whose settings you want to modify, and then select Properties.

  3. On the Server-Side Defaults tab, click Advanced Settings.

  4. On the Advanced settings page, click Set Methods to open the Methods list page. This is where you can remove methods.

  5. To remove a method, on the Methods list page, select the method you want to remove, click Remove, and then click OK.

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