The following is a look into the Advisor integration in Operations Manager 2012 R2 in terms of what it adds to Operations Manager for the following:
- Management Packs
- Where is Advisor information stored in the registry?
The Advisor management packs are easy to identify using the keyword “Microsoft System Center Advisor” as shown below and used throughout this blog post. The management pack list below includes both the normal Advisor functionality built into Operations Manager 2012 R2 plus the new Advisor functionality currently in preview release (check it out at http://preview.systemcenteradvisor.com )
The relevant classes can be seen in the monitoring pane, discovered inventory, and looking for Microsoft System Center Advisor.
The relevant monitors can also be identified by using the same keyword (Microsoft System Center Advisor) in the authoring pane, management objects, monitors.
The relevant rules can also be identified by using the same keyword (Microsoft System Center Advisor) in the authoring pane, management objects, rules.
There is a single folder (System Center Advisor) within the monitoring pane which provides both the Active Alerts and the Advisor Health State views shown below.
Alerts are available in the Active Alerts view as shown below. In a later blog post I will review these alerts and if there were beneficial in my environment.
It’s interesting to note that all alerts in advisor come from the same rule which is shown below.
Where is Advisor information stored in the registry?
Here’s where the registry key is:
Advisor information is storted on the management server in: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\System Center Operations Manager\12\Advisor.
Summary: Hopefully this blog post has provided some insights into how Advisor actually integrates into Operations Manager to make it easier to work with Advisor once you have it integrated into your Operations Manager environment.