The Monitor Sets page adds, imports or modifies monitor sets. 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:
Sample Monitor Sets
The VSA provides a growing list of sample monitor sets. The names of sample monitor sets begin with ZC. You can modify sample monitor sets, but its better practice to copy a sample monitor set and customize the copy. Sample monitor sets are subject to being overwritten every time the sample sets are updated during a maintenance cycle.
Monitoring using Macintosh OSX
Macintosh OSX supports process monitoring only. See.
Monitor sets are organized using two folder trees in the middle pane, underneath Private and Shared cabinets. Use the following options to manage objects in these folder trees:
When a Folder is Selected
When a Monitor Set is Selected
Creating Monitor Sets
Note: Sample monitor sets do not display in the Assign Monitoring > Select Monitor Set drop-down list. Create a copy of a sample monitor set by selecting the sample set in Monitor Sets and clicking the Save As button. Your copy of the sample monitor set will display in the drop-down list. In the SaaS version of the VSA, Save and Save As buttons are available. You can make changes to the sample set and use it immediately, because it does not get refreshed.
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