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How to manage System Center Operations Manager using Groups

Cameron Fuller, System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management

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How to manage System Center Operations Manager using Groups

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Proactive monitoring is one of the primary goals of System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). The ability to detect a possible issue before it has an operational impact helps to increase the Availability of critical applications and servers. From the business perspective, constant access to data and services improves user experience.

Operations Manager identifies potential problems in both physical and virtual infrastructures and notifies administrators about these threats. A common challenge for administrators is reducing the excessive “noise” produced by SCOM – that is to tune its alerts and notifications.

This white paper discusses tuning the alerts and notifications in System Center Operations Manager to match your organization’s specific requirements. You will learn how to tune Operations Manager to provide usable alerts with a minimal amount of noise.

We’ll focus on using groups in SCOM as a key component for efficient tuning. You will learn how to create and use groups in System Center Operations Manager and explore best practices you should consider.

Read this FREE white paper and learn how to:

  • Prioritize your efforts for tuning your environment;
  • Implement best practices for SCOM management groups;
  • Utilize SCOM groups for overrides, reports and targeting in the Operations Manager console;
  • And more!
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