Chapter 9

Reporting

So what good is all of the data that we have been collecting if we cannot review it to see what has been captured? As events and alerts arrive at the management server, they are passed through the Operations Manager infrastructure, where they will ultimately be stored in the Operations Manager database. As you resolve alerts and fix issues that are causing health problems, the data is marked as resolved and then purged from the database as the grooming process runs.

Operations Manager Reporting allows you to run reports that you can use to determine how your managed systems are working, view the uptime of services, check out the efficiency of the organization, and create your own custom reports. Since it is based on SQL ...

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