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How to Configure 360 .NET Application Monitoring Dashboards in System Center 2012 SP1

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

The information in this topic applies only to System Center 2012 SP1.

To configure 360 .NET Application Monitoring Dashboards

  1. In Operations Manager, click the Authoring button.

  2. Right-click Distributed Applications and select Create a new distributed application. The Distributed Application Designer opens.

  3. In the Distributed Application Designer, choose a name for your distributed application and enter a description (optional). In the Choose Distributed Application Template, select the .NET 3 Tier Application template. In the Save to a Management Pack section, select an existing management pack or create a new management pack where your distributed application and its components will be saved. Click OK.

  4. In the Distributed Application Designer, you can drag and drop the discovered application instances and components you want to monitor and view on the Application Summary Dashboard. Headings in the Objects pane map to the boxes. The items you drag in should be in the context of what you previously configured for.NET Application Performance Monitoring, Web Application Availability, and Global Service Monitor.

    The Distributed Application Designer

    To select components and instances of the distributed application that you want to view in the Application Summary Dashboard, in Object Types, click an object type, select the instances you want display in the Application Summary Dashboard, and then drag them to the matching component group in the main flow.

    noteNote
    If you configured applications to monitor using 360 .NET Application Monitoring Dashboards, but do not see them in the Distributed Application Designer, you might need to allow more time for all of the applications you want to monitor to be discovered.

  5. For more information about distributed applications and the Distributed Application Designer, see Distributed Applications.

To change thresholds for SLAs

  1. To change thresholds for SLAs, in Operations Manager click the Authoring button, click Management Pack Objects, click Service Level Tracking, and then double-click Application Health SLA.

  2. In the Service Level Tracking wizard, on the Service Level Objectives page, you can add, edit, or remove service level objectives, which define the performance thresholds or the states that you want to track for the selected targeted class, objects, or group. When you are done, click Finish.

    noteNote
    You can also add SLAs and SLOs and they will display in the Application Dashboard automatically.

To set the time range for data displayed in the dashboards

  1. To set a time range for the data displayed in the Applications Dashboard, click the round icon in the upper right corner and click Personalize. Set the time range for data collections and then click Finish.

  2. To set a time range for the data displayed in the Applications Summary Dashboard, click the round icon in the upper right corner and click Personalize. Set the time range for data collections and then click Finish.

To personalize the Application Summary Dashboard

  1. To personalize the Application Summary Dashboard, hover over the section you want to modify, click the round icon above its upper right corner, and then click Personalize.

    noteNote
    You can personalize the Average Response Time(s) for Externals Tests, Average Response Time(s) for Component, Monitored Requests per Second for Component, and the Active Alerts sections. The Distributed Application, Components, and Instances sections cannot be personalized.

  2. Select the display or chart preferences for the information you want the dashboard to display, and then click Finish.

To select locations to display on the Average Response Time(s) for External Tests dashboard

  1. On the Application Summary Dashboard, in the Average Response Time(s) for External Tests section, the application components and locations you have configured to monitor from are listed and displayed on the chart. To change which application component and locations are displayed on the chart, select only the application component locations you want to see.

  2. The chart will update automatically.

To synchronize active alerts in the Application Summary Dashboard with Team Foundation Server (TFS) work items

  1. Import the Team Foundation Server (TFS) Work Item Management Pack into Operations Manager. This management pack synchronizes Operations Manager alerts with TFS work items so alerts from Operations Manager can be sent directly to development where they can view and track it in Visual Studio and remain synchronized with the alert you see in Operations Manager.

  2. When the management pack is imported, assign an alert to engineering and this will synchronize the alert with TFS automatically.

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

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