Enable Monitors for the Local Health Service

Updated: August 2, 2010

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2

The Health Service Watcher monitors the state of the remote health service from the perspective of the root management server (RMS). The Health Service Watcher for agents includes four dependency monitors that assess the local health service and roll it up to the Health Service Watcher:

  • Local Health Service Configuration

  • Local Health Service Performance

  • Local Health Service Security

  • Local Health Service Availability

By default, only the Local Health Service Availability dependency monitor is enabled. The local health service dependency monitors for configuration, performance, and security are disabled because, if enabled in an environment with more than 500 agents, they can degrade the processing performance of the RMS.

If your environment has fewer than 500 agents, you might want to enable one or more of these dependency monitors for specific agents or groups of agents.

noteNote
If you have a large configuration or a high number of management packs installed, please refer to the Knowledge Base article “The Entity Health monitor for an Operations Manager 2007 management server displays "Critical" together with a Health Service threshold setting”.

To enable the dependency monitors

  1. Open the Operations console, and then in the navigation pane, click the Authoring button.

  2. Under Authoring, expand Management Pack Objects, and then click Monitors.

  3. In the list of monitors, expand Health Service Watcher (Agent), expand Configuration, and then click Local Health Service Configuration, Local Health Service Performance, or Local Health Service Security.

  4. On the toolbar, click Overrides, point to Override the Monitor, and then click For all objects of type: Health Service Watcher (Agent).

  5. Under Override-controlled parameters, find the Enabled value that appears in the Parameter Name column, and then select the check box next to it in the Override column.

  6. In the Override Setting column for the Enabled parameter, in the drop-down box, click True.

  7. In the Select destination management pack list, click the appropriate management pack in which to store the override or create a new unsealed management pack by clicking New.

    noteNote
    By default, when you create a management pack object, disable a rule or monitor, or create an override, Operations Manager saves the setting to the Default Management Pack. As a best practice, you should create a separate management pack for each sealed management pack you want to customize, rather than saving your customized settings to the Default Management Pack. For more information, see Customizing Management Packs (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=140601).

  8. When you complete your changes, click OK.

noteNote
If the Operations Manager agent is unable to restart the Health service after its monitored thresholds are exceeded, please refer to the Knowledge Base article “The System Center Operations Manager 2007 agent is unable to restart the health service after its monitored thresholds are exceeded”

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