MOM Reporting

MOM 2005 contains a predefined set of reports that can be used to monitor your current MOM 2005 environment and better prepare for future needs. Other reports can be added as part of management packs. Custom reports can be created using Microsoft Reporting Services.


The creation of custom reports is beyond the scope of this chapter.


Reporting in MOM 2005 is managed by a Reporting Server, which can be added to a MOM 2005 Management Group. The MOM Reporting Server component should be installed on a computer running Microsoft SQL Server. During installation, a database called System Center Data Warehouse is created in the MOM Reporting Server.


Read Chapter 3 for more information about installing the MOM 2005 Reporting Server.

The MOM Reporting Server summarizes and aggregates data stored in the MOM 2005 database and stores this aggregated data in the System Center Data Warehouse. This is done through a scheduled task created during the installation of the MOM Reporting Server. The scheduled task is configured to be executed every day at 1:00 a.m. by default. This means that the data viewed in a report is not real-time data.

In fact, it can be up to 24 hours old. Because of this latency period, it may be desirable to change the frequency with which the scheduled task is executed. To do so, perform the following steps:

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  2. Double-click the SystemCenterDTSPackageTask scheduled task. The properties dialog box for the task appears, as shown in Figure 15-62.

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    Figure 15-62

  3. Click the Schedule tab. The schedule for the selected task appears, as shown in Figure 15-63.

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    Figure 15-63

  4. Select a frequency (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and so on) from the Schedule Task drop-down list box.

  5. Specify the time to start the task in the Start time textbox.

  6. Select the desired options in the Schedule Task group box according to the type of frequency selected in Step 4.

  7. Click OK.

MOM Reporting Console

The MOM Reporting Console is a web-based application built on top of SQL Server Reporting Services used to manage and view MOM 2005 reports. To view the Reporting Console from the MOM Reporting Server, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Reporting Server, open the Start menu, point to All Programs, Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, and click Reporting Console.

  2. If an authentication dialog box is displayed, type your network credentials and click OK. The Reporting Console appears, as shown in Figure 15-64.

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Figure 15-64

Once the MOM Reporting Server is installed, three report categories are added to the server. More categories are added as management packs are installed. The three basic categories are listed here:

  • Microsoft Operations Manager: Contains reports used to verify the configuration of MOM agents and Management Servers.

  • Operational Data Reporting: Contains reports used to view collected events, fired alerts, script and response errors, and overall MOM 2005 health.

  • Operational Health Analysis: Contains reports used to view events and alerts per computer, most common events and alerts, rule settings per computer and computer group, and performance analysis.

To view a MOM 2005 report, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Reporting Server, open the Start menu, point to All Programs, Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, and click Reporting Console.

  2. Click on one of the report categories. For example, click on Microsoft Operations Manager. The list of reports in that category will be displayed as shown in Figure 15-65.

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    Figure 15-65

  3. Click the report to be viewed. For example, click Agent Configuration. If the report contains parameters, the parameter list appears at the top of the report window, as shown in Figure 15-66.

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    Figure 15-66

  4. Specify the necessary parameters. For example, select a management group, a primary server, and an agent.

  5. Click View report. The report is displayed, as shown in Figure 15-67.

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Figure 15-67

Professional MOM 2005, SMS 2003, and WSUS
Professional MOM 2005, SMS 2003, and WSUS
ISBN: 0764589636
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 132 © 2008-2017.
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