Targets and Objects
Updated: May 13, 2016
Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager
An object is the basic unit of management in Operations Manager. An object typically represents something in your computing environment, such as a computer, a logical disk, or a database. A class represents a kind of object, and every object in Operations Manager is considered an instance of a particular class. A target in the Operations console represents all instances of a particular class.
The following sections provide further detail on these concepts and guidance for selecting target and created new classes.
Basic concepts for understand classes and objects that are required for basic and advanced authoring.
Guidance for selecting a target when you create a monitor
Strategies for creating a simple class to use as a target for custom monitors and rules.
Concepts of how attributes are used and procedure for adding new attributes to an existing class.