As you can see, MOM offers a lot in the area of monitoring! If you use the tools MOM provides you with to monitor your systems, you will always have an accurate picture of your system's health! We covered the following topics in this chapter:
Defining alerts, events, and tasks
Working with alerts, events, performance graphs, and tasks in the Operator Console(s)
Using the Web Reporting Console
Advanced monitoring topics
Once you are familiar with how to monitor your systems effectively using MOM's interfaces, you should begin considering which events you want to track. In addition, after deciding which events are critical to your environment, you should begin optimizing those events. In the next chapter, we explore the security aspects of deploying systems management tools in your environment.