How to Override a Monitor in System Center Essentials

Overrides can be used to refine the settings of a monitoring object in Essentials 2007. This includes monitors, rules, object discoveries, and attributes that are from imported Management Packs as well as monitors, rules, and attributes that you create.

The following procedure overrides a new monitor, but you can also use these steps to override a rule, attribute, or object discovery. You must have Advanced Operator user rights to create an override.

To override a monitor

  1. In the Essentials 2007 console, click the Authoring button.

  2. In the Authoring pane, expand Management Pack Objects and then click Monitors.

  3. In the details pane, expand an object type completely and then click a monitor.

  4. On the Essentials 2007 toolbar, click Overrides and then point to Override the Monitor. You can choose to override this monitor for objects of a specific type or for all objects within a group. After you choose which group of object type to override, the Override Properties dialog box opens, enabling you to view the default settings contained in this monitor. You can then choose whether to override each individual setting contained in the monitor.


    If the Overrides button is not available, make sure you have selected a monitor and not a container object in the Monitors pane.

  5. Click to place a check mark in the Override column next to each setting that you want to override. When you complete your changes, click OK.

See Also


Management Pack Templates and the Add Monitoring Wizard in System Center Essentials
Overrides in System Center Essentials
Targeting in System Center Essentials

Other Resources

How to Monitor Using Overrides in System Center Essentials