Use the following procedure to create a rule that will target the specified Management Group objects, such as Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Network Device, and collect numeric data for the specified SNMP object identifiers. You can then display this data by creating a performance view. For more information about views, see Views in System Center Essentials.

To create an SNMP performance collection rule

  1. Start the Essentials 2007 Create Rule Wizard.

    For information about starting the Create Rule Wizard, see How to Start the Create Rule Wizard in System Center Essentials.
  2. On the Select a Rule Type page, do the following:

    1. Expand Collection Rules, expand Performance Based, and then click SNMP Performance.

    2. 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.

      The rule will be added to the specified Management Pack; therefore, only unsealed Management Packs are listed.
    3. Click Next.

  3. On the Rule Name and Description page, do the following:

    1. Type the Rule name, such as Routers Performance Rule.

    2. Optionally, type a Description for the rule.

    3. Click Select, select View all targets, click a target, such as SNMP Network Device, and then click OK.

      The target must be the SNMP Network Device object type or an object type derived from it.
    4. 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.

  4. On the Configure the object identifier settings for SNMP probe module page, do the following:

    1. Click use discovery community string if you have only one SNMP community. If you have more than one SNMP community in your network click Use custom community string, and then type the name of the SNMP community that you want to monitor.

    2. Set the Frequency that the rule will run; the default is 2 minutes.

    3. Click to place a cursor in the Object identifier properties section and type the object identifier of each property of the network devices that you want to monitor, and then click Create.

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