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Creating Monitors

Updated: May 22, 2009

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

In Operations Manager 2007, monitors can be used to assess various conditions that can occur in monitored objects. For example, a monitor can be used to assess the values of a performance counter, the existence of an event, the occurrence of data in a log file, the status of a Windows Service, or the occurrence of a Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) trap. The result of this assessment determines the health state of a target and the alerts that are generated. You can use three different types of monitors for these assessments: unit monitors, aggregate rollup monitors, or dependency rollup monitors.

The following topics provide detailed information about monitors and how to create and manage them: