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Service Model

Updated: January 7, 2010

Applies To: System Center Operations Manager 2007

In Operations Manager 2007, all hardware, software, services, and other logical components of different applications that require monitoring are described in a service model. A model is a computer-consumable representation of software or hardware components that captures the nature of the components and the relationships between them. It can be thought of as a simplified representation of the application for monitoring.

When implementing monitoring for an application that uses Operations Manager 2007, the first step is to design a service model.

The topics in this section provide an overview of the key concepts that must be understood to perform this design, a basic process for designing a service model, and walkthroughs and examples of using the Operations Manager 2007 Authoring console to build the service model..

In This Section

Key Concepts
Explains the concepts of the different components in a service model.

Service Model Design Overview
Explains the process and best practices when you design a service model for a particular application.

Building a Service Model
Demonstrates the different tasks used for building a service model for a sample application using the Authoring console.