Monitoring the Health of the Management Group
Updated: January 15, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager
System Center 2012 – Operations Manager introduces a new dashboard view that provides a comprehensive picture of the health of your management group. The dashboard tries to answer the question, “do I need to do anything?”
The Management Group Health view allows you to see at a glance the health state of all management group functions, such as resource pools, and the management group infrastructure, such as management servers. It also shows you recent agent health state including gray agents, agent configuration for agents pending management, and agent versions.
You can display Management Group Health on a SharePoint site by using the Operations Manager Web Part, giving all authorized users a useful summary of management group status. For more information, see Using SharePoint to View Operations Manager Data.
Management Group Health automatically refreshes every 15 minutes by default. To manually refresh the view, right-click the view and click Refresh. It may take some time before the dashboard starts to show data. The agent data is recalculated every 15 minutes, and not when you refresh the dashboard.
This topic describes the specific information you will see in each cell of the Management Group Health dashboard view.
Management Group Functions
Management Group Functions shows you the health state of any of the following functions that are installed in your management group:
Agentless exception monitoring
Audit collection services
System Center Data Access service group
System Center Management service group
Web user interfaces (web console and reporting web site)
You can open Health Explorer, alert view, diagram view, event view, performance view, and state view for any of the functions listed. To open a different view, right-click the display name for the function, and click Health Explorer or Navigation.
Management Group Infrastructure
Management Group Infrastructure shows you the health state of any of the following infrastructure features that are installed in your management group:
Data warehouse database
You can open Health Explorer, alert view, diagram view, event view, performance view, and state view for any of the features listed. To open a different view, right-click the display name for the feature, and click Health Explorer or Navigation.
Agent Health State
Agent Health State displays a graph of health states for all agents over the past 7 days.
|The screenshot for Agent Health State displays 9 hour’s worth of data. As additional data is collected, the scale will compress to show a maximum of 7 day’s worth of data.|
The graph captures all possible agent states, including “unavailable”, or “gray”, agents. It is possible to unselect health states, if you only want to focus on certain health states.
In Agent Configuration, you can see how the status of agents in the Pending Management folder in the Administration workspace. Agents can be pending management for the following reasons:
Manual agent install
Installation in progress
Agent update in progress
Repair in progress
Agent license limit exceeded
Failed agent installation
Agent requires update
Agent Versions lists the number of agents running each agent version number, including cumulative updates.
TasksHow to Configure Grooming Settings for the Reporting Data Warehouse Database
How to Configure Grooming Settings for the Operations Manager Database
ConceptsMaintenance of Operations Manager
Inventory of Operations Manager Infrastructure
Scheduling Maintenance in Operations Manager
How and When to Clear the Cache
How to Restart a Management Server
Recommendations for Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Operations Manager Tasks
For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.
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