Introduction to monitoring with Operations Manager 2007


Topic Last Modified: 2010-05-14

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Operations Manager 2007) provides a way for you to monitor important applications and to be notified when there are issues with those applications that could result in degraded performance or complete loss of functionality. You do this by installing a management pack that primarily consists of monitors for alerts and state based on events and performance counters generated by applications. It works within the Operations Manager 2007 framework to monitor your FPE systems.

The FPE 2010 Management Pack is a collection of monitors, rules, and scripts that work within Operations Manager 2007. These monitors, rules, and scripts assist in the centralized management of systems that have FPE installed. Remote servers are managed by means of Operations Manager 2007 "agents." Systems that have agents installed are referred to as "agent-managed systems."

You can build a service model and health model by defining targets and creating monitors, rules, and reports. These are all contained in a management pack for that application. When imported into Operations Manager 2007, the management pack describes the application and tells Operations Manager 2007 how to discover and monitor it. Operations Manager 2007 is not aware of an application until its management pack is imported.

The Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 provides support for Operations Manager 2007 agent-managed systems running FPE. It also provides support for monitoring of the "health" of your agent-managed systems, informing you when they are running smoothly and when there are problems, both actual and potential. For example, you are notified if over half of your scan engines failed to update, or if it is determined that files are not being scanned.

The FPE 2010 Management Pack contains rules for:

  • Monitoring the state of UNRESOLVED_TOKEN_VAL(exshortnme) and its key features.

  • Collecting statistical data about file scanning performance for each scan job (realtime and scheduled).

You can find the FPE 2010 Management Pack in the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Catalog (