In Essentials 2007, you can use the Health Explorer tool to understand changes in managed objects. Health Explorer gives you the ability to view and then take action on alerts, state changes, and other significant issues generated by monitoring objects on your network.

You can start Health Explorer from the Actions pane after you select an object, alert, or event in the results pane. Health Explorer organizes health information into the following categories:

All monitors and rules that are defined for a selected object display in the appropriate category.

By default, when the Health Explorer windows first opens, all monitors that are in a failed, or red, state are expanded. If a monitor contains other monitors, as in the case of a roll-up monitor, all monitors are shown in a hierarchical layout so that monitoring data for all dependent services and applications is displayed. If you want to view more detail on any dependent monitor, you can right-click that monitor and then click Monitor Properties to open another Health Explorer window.

When the Health Explorer window is open, you can review a history of diagnostic tests that have run automatically and the output from those tasks. You can also run additional diagnostic tasks. Any task that is formatted as a hyperlink can run directly from the Knowledge tab.

The Health Explorer window refreshes automatically every 30 seconds. You can press the F5 function key for an immediate refresh.

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Monitoring Pane