Monitoring Pack Purpose
Applies To: System Center 2012 - Operations Manager
The monitoring pack creates monitoring rules, a set of views, and a template used to insert WS-Management/SMASH compliant devices into Operations Manager for monitoring. The template, placed in the authoring pane (node), delivers the ability to discover WS-MAN and SMASH devices. A periodic discovery rule will determine if a WS-Management device is SMASH compliant. Another rule will associate the SMASH device to a Windows computer.
The features of this monitoring pack include:
Enables discovery and monitoring of WS-Management/SMASH compliant devices via a management pack template
Scans IP ranges, subnets or list of IP addresses searching for compliant devices
Device health determined through WS-Management ping
Device health state rolls up to the appropriate computer’s health
Supports both simple and Windows authentication modes
Supports standard WS-Management communication options
Supports Operations Manager resource pools
This functionality provides for out-of-band management (OOB). Out-of-band management is the use of a dedicated management channel for device maintenance. It allows a system administrator to monitor and manage servers and other network equipment by remote control regardless of whether the machine is running.
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For details on the discoveries, rules, and monitors contained in this monitoring pack, see Appendix: Monitoring Pack Contents.