Using Health Explorer to Investigate Problems
Updated: January 15, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager
Use Health Explorer to find out which monitor is reacting and to review knowledge about the monitor and possible causes for actions related to it. In the Active Alerts view, click the alert to highlight it. The Health Explorer link under Alert Actions in the Tasks pane becomes active.
By default, when the Health Explorer window opens, all monitors in a failed state are expanded. If a monitor contains other monitors, as in the case of a roll-up monitor, Health Explorer shows all monitors in a hierarchical layout, displaying monitoring data for all dependent services and applications. To view more information about any dependent monitor, you can right-click that monitor, and then click Monitor Properties to open another Health Explorer window.
The following illustration shows monitors in a healthy state:
The following illustration shows some monitors in a critical state:
Click a monitor to view more information about the monitor in the Details pane. The State Change Events tab in the Details pane shows you when the state for the monitor changed, and the details give you information for the context of the state change:
TasksResolving Heartbeat Alerts
How to Close an Alert Generated by a Monitor
How to Reset Health
How to View All Rules and Monitors Running on an Agent-Managed Computer
How to Set Alert Resolution States
How to Configure Automatic Alert Resolution
Viewing and Investigating Alerts for .NET Applications (Server-side Perspective)
ConceptsHow Heartbeats Work in Operations Manager
Viewing Active Alerts
Viewing Alert Details
Examining Properties of Alerts, Rules, and Monitors
Impact of Closing an Alert
Identifying the Computer Experiencing a Problem
How an Alert is Produced
Using Event View to Investigate Problems
Investigating Alert Storms
Diagnostic and Recovery Tasks
Using Health Explorer in Operations Manager
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