Updated: May 22, 2009
Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 SP1
You can use rules in Operations Manager 2007 to collect data, such as events, generated by managed objects. Rules can be used instead of monitors to generate alerts when the data collected from managed objects does not indicate the health state of the managed objects
An example of a rule's functionality is the collection of a specific event from the application log of Windows-based computers. The collected event is stored in the database of the management group, where it can be analyzed in views and reports.
One way management groups obtain rules is through management packs. Rules can also be created with the Create Rule Wizard, to customize Operations Manager 2007 and management packs for an organization. The wizard helps simplify the process of creating and targeting rules. For information about using the Create Rule Wizard, see How to Start the Create Rule Wizard in Operations Manager 2007.
Rules can also be overridden. For information about overriding a rule, see How to Override a Monitor.
The following topics provide detailed information for creating and managing rules: