If a management server stops receiving heartbeats from an agent, the management server will ping the agent computer to diagnose the problem. Use the following procedure to set the number of missing heartbeats the management server will allow.
To configure heartbeat failure settings
Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role for the Operations Manager 2007 management group.
In the Operations console, click the Administration button.
In the Administration pane, expand Administration, and then click Settings.
In the Settings pane, expand Type: Server, right-click Heartbeat, and then click Properties.
In the Global management server Settings - Heartbeat dialog box, on the General tab, in the Number of missing heartbeats allowed, enter or select the number of missing heartbeats management server will allow before it starts to ping the agent.
Note The maximum value allowed for the number of missing heartbeats is 100. The minimum value allowed is 1.
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