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How to Add, Edit, and Remove Exception Tracking

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

Adding functions to the Exception tracking list allows you to add namespace or classes where Operations Manager tracks exception parameters or variables and collects additional information about each exception that is raised from a namespace or class.

The default list of .NET functions that are monitored for exceptions includes namespaces and functions, some of which have monitoring disabled by default. For more information, see Using Exception Handlers to Define Critical Exceptions, which includes a list of default exception handlers.

WarningWarning
Exception tracking is set on the process level. If you add a function to the Exception tracking list for an application that is running in the process and then disable it for a different application running in that process, there will be a conflict and application monitoring will be disabled. To resolve this, you must make the Exception tracking list the same for all applications in the same process.

Add a Class or Namespace to the Exception Tracking List

To add a class or namespace to the exception tracking list

  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 Exception tracking to open the Exception tracking class or namespace page. This is where you can add classes or namespaces where you intend to collect exceptions.

  5. To add a class or namespace, on the Exception tracking class or namespace page, click Add, select whether you want to collect exceptions for a particular Namespace or class or for All namespaces, and then type the class or namespace you want to add. The Enable monitoring checkbox is selected by default, which means that you want to enable monitoring for this class or namespace. To explicitly disable monitoring of exceptions in a particular class or namespace, clear the checkbox. Click OK.

    For System Center 2012 SP1 only: All namespaces is present and enabled in this list by default. However, All namespaces, does not include namespaces that have been explicitly disabled.

    ImportantImportant
    Adding Exception Tracking for namespaces or classes that are defined in the .NET Framework as part of mscorlib will not produce any effect.

    noteNote
    The Namespace and Class names are case-sensitive and should be specified in the following format: Namespace.ClassName

Edit a Class or namespace on the Exception Tracking List

To edit a class or namespace on the exception tracking list

  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 Exception tracking to open the Exception tracking class or namespace page. This is where you can edit the list of classes or namespaces where to look for exceptions.

  5. To edit a class or namespace, on the Exception tracking class or namespace page, click Edit, modify the settings you want to change, and then click OK.

    noteNote
    The Namespace and Class names are case-sensitive and should be specified in the following format: Namespace.ClassName

Remove a Class or Namespace on the Exception Tracking List

To remove a class or Namespace on the exception tracking list

  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 Exception tracking to open the Exception tracking class or namespace page. This is where you can remove classes or namespaces from the list.

  5. To remove a class or namespace, on the Exception tracking class or namespace page, click Edit, modify the settings you want to change, and then click OK.

    noteNote
    The Namespace and Class names are case-sensitive and should be specified in the following format: Namespace.ClassName

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