First published on TECHNET on May 02, 2016
We have received feedback form customers like you about seeing a lot of alerts in your environment with some of them being unwanted. One of the major reasons for seeing this kind of behaviour is not tuning the monitors/rules in a management pack to suit specific monitoring requirement. The default setting (configuration of monitors and rules) in a management pack have been designed to cater to wider set of customer monitoring requirements. Since each customer environment is different, it is ideal to tune the default settings of a management pack to suit your specific environment needs. The Management Pack Life Cycle
outlines the best practices/tips to review/tune/customize a management pack to your environment.
To help you tune management packs to suit your specific monitoring requirements, we have come up with “Alert Data Management” feature in System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5 - Operations Manager. You would no longer need to analyse Ops DB or generate reports to understand which management pack/monitors/rules/sources have been generating a lot of, with this feature you would get quick insights on the alerts being generated by different management packs/monitors/rules/sources and have the ability to take action right away by tuning the thresholds or disable a monitor/rule based on the environment specific requirement.
You can find the System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5
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