Create an Event Rule

Event rules define how Microsoft® Operations Manager (MOM) 2005responds to specific events.

To create an event rule

  1. In the Navigation pane, click Management Packs.
  2. In the Detail pane, click Rule Groups.
  3. In the Navigation pane, expand Rule Groups, navigate to the rule group to which you want to add an event rule, and expand the rule group folder. For information about creating a rule group, see Create a Rule Group.
  4. Right-click Event Rules, and click Create Event Rule.
  5. In the Select Event Rule Typedialog box, click one of the following items:
    Alert on or Respond to Event (Event)
    Specifies that an alert is generated or a response runs when specific events occur. You can create event rules when certain events are not covered in other rules.
    Filter Event (Pre-Filter)
    Specifies whether to ignore specified events. Filtering rules typically identify events that you do not consider significant.
    Detect Missing Event (Missing)
    Specifies that an alert or response is generated when particular events do not occur during a specified time.
    Consolidate Similar Events (Consolidation)
    Specifies that multiple similar events are grouped into a single summary event on an agent computer.
    Collect Specific Events (Collection)
    Specifies that events with specific criteria be collected from specific sources. Collection rules do not provide responses or generate alerts.
  6. Follow the instructions provided in the dialog boxes until you have finished creating an event rule. For more information about the options in a dialog box, click Help.