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Appendix: Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 Rules, and Monitors Disabled by Default

Updated: June 24, 2013

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

The following table lists the rules and monitors for Windows Server 2008 that are disabled by default.

 

Rule/monitor Why disabled When to enable

Discover Windows CPUs

This discovery is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not monitor Windows CPUs by default.

Enable this discovery rule when CPUs need to be discovered and monitored.

Discover Windows Disk Partitions

This discovery is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not monitor Windows disk partitions by default.

Enable this discovery rule when Windows disk partitions need to be discovered and monitored.

Discover Network Adapters (Both Enabled and Disabled)

There are two different discoveries for network adapters; Discover Network Adapters (Enabled) and Discover Network Adapters (Both Enabled and Disabled). Since they both discover enabled network adapters, both should not be enabled at the same time.

Enable this discovery rule when disabled network adapters need to be discovered.

Discover Windows Physical Disks

This discovery is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not monitor Windows physical disks by default.

Enable this discovery rule when Windows physical disks need to be discovered and monitored.

Populate All Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Computer Group

This group population rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not differentiate between Windows Server 2008 R2 Core and Full computers and therefore do not need to populate these groups.

Enable this Group Population Rule if you need a group of only the Windows Server 2008 R2 Core computers.

Populate All Windows Server 2008 R2 Full Computer Group

This Group Population Rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not differentiate between Windows Server 2008 R2 Core and Full computers and therefore do not need to populate these groups.

Enable this group population rule if you need a group of only the Windows Server 2008 R2 Full computers.

(Windows Server 2008 Logical Disk) Average Disk Seconds Per Write (Logical Disk)

This monitor is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not monitor average disk seconds per write performance information on logical disks by default.

Enable this monitor if average disk seconds per write performance monitoring is required.

(Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 Logical Disk) Average Logical Disk Seconds Per Read

This monitor is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not monitor average logical disk seconds per read performance information on logical disks by default.

Enable this monitor if average logical disk seconds per read performance monitoring is required.

(Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 Logical Disk) Logical Disk Percent Idle Time

This monitor is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not monitor logical disk percent idle time performance information on logical disks by default.

Enable this monitor if logical disk percent idle time performance monitoring is required.

(Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 Network Adapter) Network Adapter Connection Health

This monitor is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not monitor network adapter connection health by default.

Enable this monitor if network adapter connection health monitoring is required.

(Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 Network Adapter) Percent Bandwidth Used Read

This monitor is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not monitor percent bandwidth used read performance information on network adapters by default.

Enable this monitor if percent bandwidth used read performance monitoring is required.

(Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 Network Adapter) Percent Bandwidth Used Write

This monitor is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not monitor percent bandwidth used write performance information on network adapters by default.

Enable this monitor if percent bandwidth used write performance monitoring is required.

(Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 Operating System) Percentage of Committed Memory in Use

This monitor is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not monitor percentage of committed memory in use performance information by default.

Enable this monitor if percentage of committed memory in use performance monitoring is required.

(Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 Operating System) Total DPC Time Percentage

This monitor is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not monitor total DPC time percentage performance information by default.

Enable this monitor if total DPC time percentage performance monitoring is required.

(Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 Operating System) Total Percentage Interrupt Time

This monitor is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not monitor total percentage interrupt time performance information by default.

Enable this monitor if total percentage interrupt time performance monitoring is required.

(Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 Physical Disk) Average Physical Disk Seconds Per Read

This monitor is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not monitor average physical disk seconds per read performance information on physical disks by default.

Enable this monitor if average physical disk seconds per read performance monitoring is required.

(Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 Physical Disk) Physical Disk Percent Idle Time

This monitor is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not monitor physical disk percent idle time performance information on physical disks by default.

Enable this monitor if physical disk percent idle time performance monitoring is required.

(Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 Processor) CPU DPC Time Percentage

This monitor is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not monitor CPU DPC time percentage performance information on CPUs by default.

Enable this monitor if CPU DPC time percentage performance monitoring is required.

(Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 Processor) CPU Percentage Interrupt Time

This monitor is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not monitor CPU percentage interrupt time performance information on CPUs by default.

Enable this monitor if CPU percentage interrupt time performance monitoring is required.

Collection rule for the Average Disk Queue Length 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the average disk queue length performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if average disk queue length performance collection is required.

Collection rule for Average Disk Seconds Per Read 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the average disk seconds per read performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if average disk seconds per read performance collection is required.

Collection rule for Average Disk Seconds Per Write 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the average disk seconds per write performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if average disk seconds per write performance collection is required.

Collection rule for Disk Bytes Per Second 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the disk bytes per second performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if disk bytes per second performance collection is required.

Collection rule for Disk Reads Per Second 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the disk reads per second performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if disk reads per second performance collection is required.

Collection rule for Disk Writes Per Second 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the disk writes per second performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if disk writes per second performance collection is required.

Disk Read Bytes Per Second 2008 and 2012 (Logical Disk)

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the disk read bytes per second performance information on logical disks by default.

Enable this collection rule if disk read bytes per second performance collection is required.

Logical Disk Write Bytes Per Second 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect disk write bytes per second performance information on logical disks by default.

Enable this collection rule if disk writes per second performance collection is required.

Average Logical Disk Read Queue Length 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the average logical disk read queue length performance information on logical disks by default.

Enable this collection rule if average logical disk read queue length performance collection is required.

Average Disk Write Queue Length 2008 and 2012 (Logical Disk)

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the average disk write queue length performance information on logical disks by default.

Enable this collection rule if average disk write queue length performance collection is required.

Logical Disk Split I/O Per Second 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect split I/O per second performance information on logical disks by default.

Enable this collection rule if split I/O per second performance collection is required.

Output Queue Length

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the output queue length performance information on network adapters by default.

Enable this collection rule if output queue length performance collection is required.

Percent Bandwidth Used Read

This collection rule and monitor is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the percent bandwidth used read performance information on network adapters by default.

Enable this collection rule or monitor if percent bandwidth used read performance collection or monitoring is required.

Percent Bandwidth Used Write

This collection rule and monitor is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the percent bandwidth used write performance information on network adapters by default.

Enable this collection rule or monitor if percent bandwidth used write performance collection or monitoring is required.

Network Adapter Bytes Received per Second 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the network adapter bytes received per second performance information on network adapters by default.

Enable this collection rule if network adapter bytes received per second performance collection is required.

Network Adapter Bytes Sent per Second 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the network adapter bytes sent per second performance information on network adapters by default.

Enable this collection rule if network adapter bytes sent per second performance collection is required.

Memory Page Reads per Second 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the memory page reads per second performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if memory page reads per second performance collection is required.

Memory Page Writes per Second 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the memory page writes per second performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if memory page writes per second performance collection is required.

Memory % Committed Bytes in Use 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the memory % committed bytes in use performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if memory % committed bytes in use performance collection is required.

Page File Percentage Use 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the page file percentage use performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if page file percentage use performance collection is required.

A Service or Driver Failed to Start

This alert rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not alert on a generic failure such as “A Service or Driver Failed to Start” by default.

Enable this alert rule if a generic failure such as “A Service or Driver Failed to Start” monitoring is required.

A Service Terminated Unexpectedly

This alert rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not alert on a generic failure such as “A Service Terminated Unexpectedly” by default.

Enable this alert rule if a generic failure such as “A Service Terminated Unexpectedly” monitoring is required.

A Share Configuration is Invalid

This alert rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not alert on a generic failure such as “A Share Configuration is Invalid” by default.

Enable this alert rule if a generic failure such as “A Share Configuration is Invalid” monitoring is required.

A Software Update Installation Failed

This alert rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not alert on a generic failure such as “A Software Update Installation Failed” by default.

Enable this alert rule if a generic failure such as “A Software Update Installation Failed” monitoring is required.

System Context Switches per Second 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect system context switches per second performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if system context switches per second performance collection is required.

Total Processor % DPC Time 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the total processor % DPC time performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if total processor % DPC time performance collection is required.

Total Processor % Interrupt Time 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect total processor % interrupt time performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if total processor % interrupt time performance collection is required.

Cache Bytes

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the cache bytes performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if cache bytes performance collection is required.

Committed Bytes

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the committed bytes performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if committed bytes performance collection is required.

Pages Output Per Second

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the pages output per second performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if pages output per second performance collection is required.

Pages Input Per Second

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the pages input per second performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if pages input per second performance collection is required.

Commit Limit

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the commit limit performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if commit limit performance collection is required.

Pool Paged Resident Bytes

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the pool paged resident bytes performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if pool paged resident bytes performance collection is required.

System Cache Resident Bytes

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the system cache resident bytes performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if system cache resident bytes performance collection is required.

Cache Data Map Hits Percent

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the cache data map hits percent performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if cache data map hits percent performance collection is required.

Physical Disk Average Disk Queue Length 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the physical disk average disk queue length performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if physical disk average disk queue length performance collection is required.

Physical Disk Average Disk Seconds per Read 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the physical disk average disk seconds per read performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if physical disk average disk seconds per read performance collection is required.

Physical Disk Average Disk Seconds per Write 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the physical disk average disk seconds per write performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if physical disk average disk seconds per write performance collection is required.

Physical Disk Disk Bytes per Second 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the physical disk disk bytes per second performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if physical disk disk bytes per second performance collection is required.

Physical Disk Reads per Second 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the physical disk reads per second performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if physical disk reads per second performance collection is required.

Physical Disk Writes per Second 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the physical disk writes per second performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if physical disk writes per second performance collection is required.

% Physical Disk Idle Time 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the % physical disk idle time performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if % physical disk idle time performance collection is required.

Disk Read Bytes Per Second 2008 and 2012 (Physical Disk)

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the disk read bytes per second performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if disk read bytes per second performance collection is required.

Physical Disk Write Bytes Per Second 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the physical disk write bytes per second performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if physical disk write bytes per second performance collection is required.

Average Physical Disk Read Queue Length 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the average physical disk read queue length performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if average physical disk read queue length performance collection is required.

Average Disk Write Queue Length 2008 and 2012 (Physical Disk)

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the average disk write queue length performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if average disk write queue length performance collection is required.

Physical Disk Split I/O Per Second 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the physical disk split I/O per second performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if physical disk split I/O per second performance collection is required.

Processor % DPC Time 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the processor % DPC time performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if processor % DPC time performance collection is required.

Processor % Interrupt Time 2008 and 2012

This collection rule is disabled based on customer feedback. A majority of our customers do not collect the processor % interrupt time performance information by default.

Enable this collection rule if processor % interrupt time performance collection is required.

Cluster Shared Volume - NTFS State Monitor

This monitor is disabled because the state of the NTFS partition is not typically needed (Dirty State notification).

Enable this monitor if the state of the NTFS file system is required.

Cluster Shared Volume - State Monitor

This monitor is disabled because, when enabled, it may cause false negatives during backups of the Cluster Shared Volumes.

Enable this monitor if availability of the Cluster Shared Volume is necessary (not based on CSV space).

Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating System BPA Monitor

This monitor is disabled based on customer feedback. Customers do not want BPA data to be collected on all systems by default.

Enable this monitor if BPA information is necessary.

 
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