This topic contains a procedure for creating a static threshold monitor of type double to monitor processor time for the CPU. The concepts presented here are applicable to other types of static threshold monitors.

To create a static threshold unit monitor

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators user role or Operations Manager Authors user role for the Operations Manager 2007 management group.

  2. In the Operations console, click the Authoring button.

  3. In the Authoring pane, expand Authoring, expand Management Pack Objects, and then click Monitors.

  4. Click the Change Scope button.

  5. In the Scope Management Pack Objects dialog box, in the Find text box, type Windows Computer, select the Windows Computer target check box, and then click OK.

  6. In the Monitors pane, expand Windows Computer, expand Entity Health, right-click Performance, point to Create a monitor, and then click Unit Monitor.

  7. In the Create a unit monitor Wizard, expand Windows Performance Counters, expand Static Thresholds, expand Double Thresholds, click Double Threshold, and then click Next.

    You can either select a management pack from the Select destination management pack list or create a new unsealed management pack by clicking New. By default, when you create a management pack object, disable a rule or monitor, or create an override, Operations Manager saves the setting to the Default Management Pack. As a best practice, you should create a separate management pack for each sealed management pack you want to customize, rather than saving your customized settings to the Default Management Pack. For more information, see Default Management Pack.
  8. On the General Properties page, in the Name box, type a name for the static threshold monitor, and then as an option, you can type a description.

  9. In the Parent monitor list, click the appropriate parent monitor, and then click Next.

  10. On the Performance Object, Counter and Instance page, click Browse.

  11. On the Select Performance Counter page, in the Object list, select Processor.

  12. In Select counter from list, click %Processor Time, and then click OK.

  13. On the Performance Object, Counter and Instance page, leave Interval at its default value of 15 minutes, and then click Next.

  14. On the Threshold Range page, enter 80.00 as the Low value of threshold, enter 90.00 as the High value of threshold, and then click Next.

  15. On the Configure Health page, for each Monitor Condition, click the health state status, click a health state from the drop down list, and then click Next.

  16. On the Configure Alerts page, click Generate alerts for this monitor, and then click Create.

  17. In the Operations console, click the Monitoring button.

  18. In the Monitoring pane, expand Monitoring, and then click Active Alerts to view alerts that have been generated by this monitor.

    In order to generate an alert, you will need to cause CPU utilization to increase above 80%.

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