Chapter 5

Managing Management Packs

Up to this point you have put in place the management server, database, and agents. You have configured them so that they are ready to monitor each of your servers. Global settings are in place, and specialized settings for unique systems have been configured. Now you need to tell the agents what they are supposed to start looking for and how they are to react when certain criteria arise.

In the past, monitoring meant that you would check a service periodically to see if it was running. When it failed, you could be notified by the operating system, or you could have it automatically restart. Windows Server 2000 and later versions have the ability to restart services or even force the operating system to reboot ...

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