In Operations Manager, you can use the Health Explorer tool to define and diagnose failures on your network. Health Explorer gives you the ability to view and then take action on alerts, state changes, and other significant issues generated by monitoring objects on your network.

You can start Health Explorer from the Tasks pane after you select an object, alert, or event in the results pane.

Health Explorer

All monitors and rules that are defined for a selected object are displayed in the appropriate category (availability, configuration, performance, or security).

The following icons are used to indicate health states.

Health Explorer Categories
Icon Meaning

White button indicates unknown status

Unknown, unmonitored (blank)

Green check icon indicates healthy

Success, health is OK (green)

Yellow triangle and exclamation mark is warning

Warning (yellow)

Red button with white X indicates critical state

Critical (red)

Wrench icon indicates maintenance mode

Maintenance mode (gray)

Grayed-out healthy icon

Out of contact (gray)

By default, when the Health Explorer windows first opens, all monitors that are in a failed, or red, state are expanded. If a monitor contains other monitors, as in the case of a roll-up monitor, all monitors are shown in a hierarchical layout so that monitoring data for all dependent services and applications is displayed. If you want to view more detail on any dependent monitor, right-click that monitor, and then click Monitor Properties to open another Health Explorer window.

When the Health Explorer window is open, you can review a history of diagnostic tests that have run automatically and the output from those tasks. You can also run additional diagnostic tasks. Any task that is formatted as a hyperlink can run directly from the Knowledge tab.

The State Change tab displays state changes for a selected object, including context for the state change event when available. The following illustration shows multiple state change events for an object.

Example of state change events in Health Explorer

The Health Explorer window is updated automatically every 30 seconds. You can press the F5 function key for an immediate update.

For more information about Health Explorer, see the following topics in the Operations Guide:

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