Processing rule groups consist of related processing rules grouped together for categorization. When you create and name a processing rule group, Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 (MOM) automatically creates sub-groups in the console tree:
The Processing Rule Groups window provides links to detailed HTML reports on all processing rule groups. You can expand processing rule groups in the right pane to display information about child groups and processing rules. You can print reports about a processing rule group or rules.
If you disable the report display, the Processing Rule Groups window lists all processing rule groups used in this configuration group in the details pane. You can create new processing rule groups in this window, as well as import Management Pack modules.
You can perform a search for a specific processing rule or for rules that match specified search criteria. You can search within all processing rule groups or within a specified rule group, and the rules matching the search criteria are displayed in the details pane.
You can associate a computer group with the processing rule group.
Event processing rules collect specified events and take appropriate actions. Event processing rules in MOM to perform the following actions:
The Event Processing Rules window lists all event processing rules in this processing rule group. You can create new event processing rules, modify properties of event processing rules, and modify the company knowledge base associated with a rule.
An alert processing rule defines a response for a specified alert or alerts. For example, you could specify that one notification group is paged for all Critical Error alerts occurring in a specific processing rule group.
The Alert Processing Rules window lists all alert processing rules in this processing rule group. You can create new alert processing rules, modify properties of alert rules, and modify the company knowledge base associated with a rule.
Performance processing rules can monitor computers for system resource usage and performance thresholds using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) numeric data. You can create processing rules for performance thresholds that create an alert when the threshold is crossed. Performance processing rules instruct MOM to perform the following actions:
The Performance Processing Rules window lists all performance processing rules in this processing rule group. You can create new performance processing rules, modify properties of performance rules, and modify the company knowledge base associated with a rule.