Collecting a Specific Event

To specify particular events to collect, you must create a collection rule. A collection rule is a type of event processing rule that identifies events with specified criteria to be collected from specified providers.

Collection rules do not provide responses or generate alerts. They simply identify events to collect. You can create other processing rules to generate alerts or provide responses for the events specified in collection rules.

To create an event collection rule:

  1. Expand Microsoft Operations Manager (default) in the left pane.
  2. Expand Rules in the left pane.
  3. Expand Processing Rule Groups in the left pane.
  4. Expand the processing rule group to which you want to add the new collection rule. For information about creating a processing rule group, see Creating a Processing Rule Group.
  5. Click Event Processing Rules in the left pane.
  6. Click Action on the menu bar.
  7. Click Collect Specific Events on the Action menu.
  8. Follow the instructions until you have completed creating the collection rule. For more information about the fields on a window, click Help.