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Monitor Counter

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Monitor Counter activity invokes a runbook when a counter has reached a value that you specify. Each Monitor Counter activity monitors one counter.

Use the Monitor Counter activity to monitor a counter that counts the number of times that a runbook has attempted to start a service. When that number reaches the number that you configure in the Monitor Counter activity, the Monitor Counter activity can invoke a Send Email activity to notify an administrator to investigate the problem.

Configuring the Monitor Counter Activity

Before you configure the Monitor Counter activity, you need to determine the following:

  • The Counter you will be monitoring.

    Before you can use this activity, you must configure a Counter.

  • The value that will invoke the runbook

Use the following information to configure the Monitor Counter activity.

Published Data

The following table lists the published data items.


Item Description

Counter Value

The value of the counter being monitored

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