OpsMgr: How do I determine what rules and monitors apply to a system?

Microsoft provides a tool which provides functionality which may meet the requirements called the effective configuration viewer (available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a9db4dca-6716-478d-89b9-42f27ebc76a8&DisplayLang=en). The best discussion on this topic is available at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/operationsmanagermgmtpacks/thread/74896e46-4a0b-4953-aaea-8c24ee1af975 which discusses a way to find what monitors generate alerts, and what alerts generate write actions (or mentions maybe you can query the database). Jeremy Pavleck has written a script called Get-ActiveRules which may be of assistance and is available at: http://www.poshcode.com/454

Additionally it appears that a third party vendor has filled this functionality with the newly released Silect Agent Explorer. It provides information about what rules, monitors, discoveries, and management packs are running on a given server. It’s almost like an RSOP for Operations Manager rules and monitors. Information on this is available at: http://www.pavleck.net/2010/03/silect-agent-explorer/.

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  1. Avatar of Cameron FullerCameron Fuller Post author

    It’s funny how even in a technical specialization there are areas where other members of the community may know great stuff. I was posed this question by my client and I researched it from what I could find out there. Marnix saw this and added information that he was aware of. Great example of the OpsMgr community and of iron sharpening iron. Thank you Marnix!

  2. Avatar of Cameron FullerCameron Fuller Post author

    Another option may be to use the Operations Manager Console / Monitoring / Operations Manager / Agent / Agent Health State. Highlight the agent state and use the “Show Running Rules and Monitors for this Health Service” task.

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