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How to Monitor Using Overrides

Updated: May 22, 2009

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 SP1

Overrides adjust the configuration of Operations Manager monitoring settings for monitors, attributes, object discoveries, and rules. When you create an override, you can apply it to a single managed object or to a group of managed objects. You must have Advanced Operator user rights to create and edit overrides.

The use of overrides is key to controlling the amount of data that is collected by Operations Manager. When you create a monitor, rule, or attribute you target it at an object type, but often the available object types are broad in scope. You can then use groups and overrides together to narrow the focus of the monitor, rule, attribute, or object discovery. You can also override existing monitors, rules, attributes, or object discoveries that are from management packs.

In This Section

How to Override a Monitor
Provides a step-by-step procedure you can use to override a rule in Operations Manager 2007.

How to Disable a Monitor or Rule Using Overrides
Provides a step-by-step procedure you can use to disable monitors or rules by using overrides in Operations Manager 2007.

Using Classes and Groups for Overrides
Provides an explanation of how to target overrides using classes and groups.