How to Configure Grooming Settings for the Operations Manager 2007 Database in Operations Manager 2007

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 SP1

The grooming process removes unnecessary data from the Operations Manager database in order to maintain performance by managing its size. It deletes unnecessary records. You can configure the grooming setting for the following record types:

  • Resolved alerts


    Active alerts are never groomed. You must close an alert before it will be groomed.

  • Event data

  • Performance data

  • Task history

  • Monitoring job data

  • State change events data

  • Performance signature

  • Maintenance mode hsitory

  • Availability history

Any updates to the grooming settings are applied immediately.

Use the following procedure to specify when specific record types are deleted or groomed from the Operations Manager database of an Operations ManagerĀ 2007 management group. The default grooming setting for all record types is data older than 7 days.


Use the Reporting feature of Operations ManagerĀ 2007 for historical analysis of the management group. For more information about Reporting, see Reporting in Operations Manager 2007.

To configure database grooming settings for a management group

  1. In the Operations console, click the Administration button.

  2. In the Administration pane, expand Administration, and then click Settings.

  3. In the Settings pane, right-click Database Grooming.

  4. In the Global Management Group Settings - Database Grooming dialog box, select a record type, and then click Edit.

  5. In the dialog box for the record type, specify Older than days, and then click OK.

  6. In the Global Management Group Settings - Database Grooming dialog box, select another record type to Edit or click OK.