Use the following procedure to create a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) performance-based collection rule in Essentials 2007. The data collected by the rule will display in performance views for the targeted objects. For an overview of WMI, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=71799.
To create a WMI performance collection rule
Start the Essentials 2007 Create Rule Wizard.
Note For information about starting the Create Rule Wizard, see How to Start the Create Rule Wizard in System Center Essentials.
On the Select a Rule Type page, do the following:
- Expand Collection Rules, expand Performance
Based, and then click WMI Performance.
- Select a Management pack from the list, such as
Default Management Pack, or click New to create a
Management Pack with the Create a Management Pack Wizard.
Note The rule will be added to the specified Management Pack; therefore, only unsealed Management Packs are listed.
- Click Next.
- Expand Collection Rules, expand Performance Based, and then click WMI Performance.
On the Rule Name and Description page, do the following:
- Type the Rule name, such as Essentials 2007
- Click Select, select a target, such as Windows
Computer, and then click OK.
- Leave Rule is enabled selected to have the rule take
affect at the completion of the wizard, or clear the check box to
enable the rule at a later time, and click Next.
- Type the Rule name, such as Essentials 2007 HealthService HandleCount.
On the Configure WMI Settings page, do the following:
- Type the WMI Namespace, such as root\cimv2 to connect to
the namespace where the Microsoft Win32 provider classes
- Type the Query, such as Select * from Win32_Process
Where NAME = "HealthService.exe".
- Type the Frequency to run the query on the targeted
computers and click Next.
- Type the WMI Namespace, such as root\cimv2 to connect to the namespace where the Microsoft Win32 provider classes reside.
On the Performance Mapper page, do the following:
- Type the Object name, such as Essentials
- Type the Counter name, such as HealthService.
- Type the Instance name, such as Default.
- Click the Value (…) button. In the Performance
Mapper - Value dialog box, click Data, and then click
- In the Value text box, replace [PropertyName],
including the brackets, with the desired property, such as
HandleCount, and then click OK.
Important All of the fields must be mapped. Static values, such as HealthService, or properties, such as HandleCount, can be used in the fields.
- Click Create.
- Type the Object name, such as Essentials 2007.