Create a Web Application Monitor in opsmgr Part I

October 19, 2008 at 8:58 am in Uncategorized by alkin

At the moment I’m testing web application monitoring, service level dashboard, etc. So the upcoming posts will handle on how to set up a web application monitoring, how to configure the service level dashboard etc.

The Web Application Monitor provides the synthetic transaction for the Service Level Dashboard. It monitors the Web application and then changes the health state of an object associated with the Web application, based on the results of the synthetic transaction. It is this change in health state that the Service Level Dashboard records and reports on.



To create a new Web Application Monitor

1. In the Operations Console, click the Authoring button.

2. In the Authoring pane, click Management Pack Templates.

3. Under Actions, click Add Monitoring Wizard.

4. In the Add Monitoring Wizard, on the Select Monitoring Type page, click Web Application, and then click Next.


5. On the General Properties page, do the following:

a. Type the Name for the object, such as Petshop.

b. Optionally, type a Description for the object.

c. From the list, click the management pack created in the previous step or click New to create a management pack. It is recommended to create one management pack per application, and group all transactions for a specific application into this management pack.


Note   Because the object type will be added to the specified management pack, only unsealed management packs are listed. For more information, see Management Packs in Operations Manager 2007.


6. Click Next.

7. On the Enter and Test Web Address page, do the following:

a. Select http:// or https:// from the list.

b. Type the URL for the Web application, such as

c. Click Test.

d. When the test succeeds, click Next.

Note   It is possible to proceed through the wizard without this test succeeding. If the test returns an error, check the URL and click Details for more information.


8. On the Choose Watcher Nodes page:

a. Select the watcher nodes on which you want to run the transaction.

Note   Operations Manager groups the results of the selected watcher nodes into a single monitor. To create separate monitors for different watcher nodes, you must create separate Web Application Monitors, even if they contain the same transaction.

b. Set the Run this query every value to the time that you want—the minimum is 30 seconds.

c. Click Next.


9. On the Summary page, review the settings. You can select the Configure Advanced Monitoring or Record a browser session check box, and then click Create. If you select this check box, move to step 6 in the following procedure.

Note   Selecting Configure Advanced Monitoring or Record a browser session runs the Web Application Editor. For more information, see Web Application Editor in Operations Manager 2007.



Alexandre Verkinderen