Understanding Management Pack Operations

Betrifft: Office Communications Server, Operations Manager 2007, Operations Manager 2007 R2

The Management Pack is monitoring the different Office Communications Server Server Roles. There is a top level folder called “Office Communications Server”

Under this folder is an overview for all Roles of “Active Alerts”. Every particular role has a subfolder and each subfolder contains views for:

  • Active Alerts

  • Events

  • Performance Counters

Those are targeted to the specific role.

Objects the Office Communications Server 2007 Management Pack Discovers

The Office Communications Server 2007 Management Pack discovers the object types described in the following table. Not all of the objects are automatically discovered. Use overrides to discover those that are not discovered automatically. For information about discovering objects, see the "Object Discoveries in Operations Manager 2007" topic in Operations Manager 2007 Help (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=108505).

Category Discovered Automatically

A/V Authentication Service


A/V Edge Server


Access Edge Server


Archiving and CDR Server


Audio/Video Conferencing Server


Communicator Web Access


Deployment Validation Tool Agent

Deployment Validation Tool Server

Enterprise Edition


Mediation Server


Proxy Server


QoE Monitoring Server

Standard Edition


Web Components Server


Web Conferencing Edge Server


Web Conferencing Server


Use the following procedure to enable automatic discovery. The procedure uses SQL 2005 Agent Job as an example.

To use an override to change the setting for automatic discovery

  1. In the Authoring pane, expand Management Pack Objects, and then click Object Discoveries.

  2. On the Operations Manager toolbar, click Scope, and then filter the objects that appear in the details pane to include only Office Communications Server 2007 objects.

  3. On the Operations Manager toolbar, click Overrides, click Override the Object Discovery, and then click For all objects of type: SQL 2005 Agent, For a group.

  4. In the OverridesProperties dialog box, click the Override box for the Enabled parameter.

  5. Under Management Pack, click New to create an unsealed version of the Management Pack, and then click OK.

After you change the override setting, the object type will be automatically discovered and will appear in the Monitoring pane under SQL Server.


The following diagram shows the classes defined in this management pack. This Management Pack has a flat discovery of all Office Communications Server 2007 Server Roles. The views in the console show the list of roles – each role is a class.

How Health Rolls Up

This Beta MP does not have health roll ups

Viewing Information in the Operations Manager Console

The following is the folder structure of the Office Communications Server 2007 MP.

Office Communications Server

  • A/V Edge Server

  • Access Edge Server

  • Archiving Server

  • Audio/Video Conferencing Server

  • Call Detail Recording

  • Communicator Web Access

  • Enterprise Edition

  • Mediation Server

  • Monitoring

  • Proxy Server

  • Standard Edition

  • Web Components Server

  • Web Conferencing Edge Server

  • Web Conferencing Server

Placing Monitored Objects in Maintenance Mode

When a monitored object, such as a computer or distributed application, goes offline for maintenance, Operations Manager 2007 detects that no agent heartbeat is being received and, as a result, might generate numerous alerts and notifications. To prevent alerts and notifications, place the monitored object into maintenance mode. In maintenance mode, alerts, notifications, rules, monitors, automatic responses, state changes, and new alerts are suppressed at the agent.

For general instructions on placing a monitored object in maintenance mode, see How to Put a Monitored Object into Maintenance Mode in Operations Manager 2007 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=108358).