Understanding How OpsMgr Works

OpsMgr is a sophisticated monitoring system that effectively allows for large-scale management of mission-critical servers. Organizations with a medium to large investment in Microsoft technologies will find that OpsMgr allows for an unprecedented ability to keep on top of the tens of thousands of event log messages that occur on a daily basis. In its simplest form, OpsMgr performs two functions: processing monitored data and issuing alerts and automatic responses based on that data.

The monitoring is accomplished using standard operating system components such as Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and WS-Management, Windows and UNIX event logs, and Windows and UNIX performance counters, along with API calls ...

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