This chapter has covered the following topics:

  • Administrator Console

  • Operator Console

  • Web Console

  • Reporting Console

  • Tuning alerts

We hope it has provided you with enough information to make good decisions on delivering the right console to the right set of users. If you understand the limitations of the number of consoles that are supported and the role of the user, and you can identify where a particular console makes the most sense to use, you're on your way to being able to prescribe the right solution.

Alert tuning can and should be an evolving process. Systems are not static, servers are added to domains, new applications are deployed, and users are constantly being added or removed with varying levels of permissions. If you really want a solid MOM environment, plan on spending some time every so often tuning rules. No company, including Microsoft, can build a monitoring product that will fit perfectly for every client. It is your responsibility as your organization's MOM administrator to take a proactive approach to optimize your MOM environment, which includes eliminating alert noise. In the next chapter, we'll look at MOM and SMS Agents and how they enable operations management and configuration management scenarios.

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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