Chapter 5

Managing Management Packs

Up to this point we have put in place the management server, database, and agents. We have configured them so that they are ready to monitor each of our servers. Global settings are in place, and specialized settings for those unique systems have been configured. Now we 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 2000 and Windows Server 2003 have the ability to restart services or even force the operating system to reboot ...

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