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Monitor Object

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

The Monitor Object activity uses filter criteria to look for new and updated records that satisfy the criteria that you specify. Only one Monitor Object activity can be used per workflow.

The following published data element is specific to Monitor Object. Additional published data is generated based on the class that you select when you define the activity. For a list of the data elements published by each class, see Service Manager Published Data.

Monitor Object Published Data

Element Description

Number of Objects

The number of objects returned by the Monitor Object activity

Configuring the Monitor Object Activity

To configure the Monitor Object activity

  1. From the Activities pane, drag a Monitor Object activity to the active runbook. Double-click the Monitor Object activity.

  2. On the Details tab, in the Properties section, click the ellipsis button (...), and then select the Connection to the Service Manager computer that you want to use for this activity.

  3. Click the ellipsis button (...), and then select the Class that you want to use to define this object. For a list of the available classes and their respective fields, see Service Manager Classes, Fields, and Filters.

  4. To define what category of events will be monitored, in the Trigger section, select New and/or Updated. For example, you can monitor all Updated Change Requests, all New Incidents, or both.

  5. In the Filters section, click Add. In the Name box, click the down arrow, and then select an item from the list. The items that appear in the list are specific to the class that you selected in the previous step.

  6. In the Relation box, click the down arrow, and then select a relationship descriptor for the filter.

    ImportantImportant
    The Applies to all object filter conditions Equal and Does not Equal are case-insensitive.

  7. In the Value box, click the ellipsis button (...), and then select a value to be applied to this filter. If the ellipsis button does not appear for the filter you have selected, enter the value you want to use. Click OK.

    If applicable, to automatically populate the value for a filter from the data published by a previous activity in the workflow, right-click the Value box, point to Subscribe, and then click Published data. Click the published data element you want to use, and then click OK.

    The published data for each activity depends on the class that was selected when the activity was created. For a list of the data elements published by each class, see Service Manager Published Data. For information about the Common Published Data items, see Published Data in the System Center Orchestrator 2012 Runbook Guide.

  8. Add additional filters as needed.

  9. To make changes to a filter, click the filter, and then click Edit. Make the necessary changes, and then click OK. To remove a filter, click the filter, and then click Remove.

  10. For information about the settings on the General and Run Behavior tabs, see Common Configuration Instructions for all Activities.

  11. Click Finish.

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