Running Tasks in Operations Manager
Updated: May 13, 2016
Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager
In the System Center 2012 – Operations Manager Operations console, the Tasks pane provides links to tasks. A task is a user-initiated action from the Operations console that is run on an Operations Manager agent. The tasks that are available depend on the management packs that are installed. For example, Operations Manager comes with a core set of functionality that provides the ping task. When you install the SQL Server management pack, it adds SQL-specific tasks, such as a task to start or stop the SQL Server agent.
If the Tasks pane is not displayed, click Tasks on the toolbar to display it.
Click an alert or object to see tasks for that alert or object. Click a task to run the task.
In the example above, if you click the first task (Check Health Service Startup Configuration Diagnostic Task), you see a Run Task dialog box:
Tasks use the default action account, unless you specify other credentials in this dialog box. Tasks can also be configured by a management pack author to use a specific Run As profile.
Generally, you should accept the defaults and click Run. You will then see a Task Status window:
In this instance, the task could not be completed successfully. Task Output provides you with instructions on troubleshooting the issue.
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Creating and Managing Groups
Connecting Management Groups in Operations Manager
How to Create a Resource Pool
Managing Resource Pools for UNIX and Linux Computers
Using Operations Manager Shell