Define Monitor Sets
The Define Monitor Sets window maintains a set of counter objects, counters, counter instances, services and processes included in a monitor set. This collection is drawn from a "master list" maintained using Monitor Lists. Sample monitor sets are provided.
A monitor set is a set of counter objects, counters, counter instances, services and processes used to monitor the performances of machines. Typically, a threshold is assigned to each object/instance/counter, service, or process in a monitor set. Alarms can be set to trigger if any of the thresholds in the monitor set are exceeded. A monitor set should be used as a logical set of things to monitor. A logical grouping, for example, could be to monitor all counters and services integral to running an Exchange Server. You can assign a monitor set to any machine that has an operating system of Windows 2000 or newer.
The general procedure for working with monitor sets is as follows:
Click the following tabs to define monitor set details.
Monitor Set Name
Enter a descriptive name for the monitor set that helps you identify it in monitor set lists.
Monitor Set Description
Describe the monitor set in more detail. The rationale for the creation of the set is meaningful here; the reason for the creation of the set is sometimes lost over time.
Group Alarm Column Name
Assign this monitor set to a Group Alarm Column Name. If a monitor set alarm is triggered, the group alarm it belongs to is triggered as well. Group alarms display in the Group Alarm Status pane of the Monitor > Dashboard List page.
Saves changes to a record.
Saves a record using a new name.
Export Monitor Set...
Click the Export Monitor Set... link to display the procedure in XML format in the Export Monitor Sets popup window. You can copy it to the clipboard or download it to a text file.