Getting Information from Operations Manager


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

Operations Manager, a component of System Center 2012, collects an immense amount of information about your environment, such as events, performance data, health states, and availability. To use Operations Manager effectively, you need to know how to get the information that is important to you.


Querying the Operational database directly is not supported because doing so can adversely impact performance and table structure can change at any time.

Getting Information from Operations Manager topics

  • Using the Operations Manager Consoles

    Operations Manager provides an Operations console and a web console that you can use to view and work with the monitoring data for your environment. This section explains how to run the consoles and describes the information and tasks available in each workspace in the Operations console.

  • Finding Data and Objects in the Operations Manager Consoles

    The Operations Manager consoles provide find, scope, and search functions to help you filter and locate specific data and objects. This section explains how to use these functions effectively.

  • Using Views in Operations Manager

    Views are one of your primary monitoring tools. This section describes the standard views included in Operations Manager, and explains how to create, customize, and target views.

  • Using SharePoint to View Operations Manager Data

    Dashboard views from Operations Manager can be displayed on a SharePoint site, which is useful for providing current status views to individuals in your organization who are not Operations Manager users. This section explains how to display dashboard views in SharePoint.

  • Subscribing to Alert Notifications

    Operations Manager can send notifications of alerts by email, text (SMS) message, and instant message, and can execute commands in response to alerts. This section explains how to set up the channels for notifications and how to configure subscribers and subscriptions.

  • Using Reports in Operations Manager

    Reports are a valuable tool for communicating status and trends. This section explains how to use the standard reports that are provided in Operations Manager

  • Not Monitored and Gray Agents

    This topic explains what is going on when you see agents in a “gray” state or labeled as “not monitored”.

  • How to View All Rules and Monitors Running on an Agent-Managed Computer

    This topic explains how to view all rules and monitors running on an agent-managed computer.