Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 (MOM) saves most information matching a processing rule to the database unless you specify otherwise. For example, if you create a processing rule that generates an alert when a specific event occurs, MOM stores the event and the alert in the database. You can create filtering rules that specify events that you do not want MOM to process or store.
You can monitor the collected events, alerts, and performance data using the Monitor snap-in and the Web Console. You can create reports from the collected data using MOM Reporting.