You can monitor out of band management activity in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later by using the following procedures:
- Run reports related to out of band
- Use the out of band management performance
counter for SMS AMT Operations Manager.
- Identify status messages related to out of
- Read log files related to out of band
|The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later.|
To monitor auditing activities in Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, see the procedure “To monitor auditing activities by using status messages” in How to Manage the Audit Log for AMT-Based Computers.
To monitor out of band management by running reports
In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Reporting / Reports.
In the results pane, type out of band in the Look for field so that you can more easily find the reports relating to out of band management.
Right-click one of the following reports, and then click Run:
- Clients with out of band management
- Status of client out of band management
- Out of band management console
Note For more information about each report, see About Reports for Out of Band Management.
- Clients with out of band management controllers
If you see the Report Information window, specify any required or optional values, and then click Display.
To monitor out of band management by using the out of band management performance counter
In the Performance utility, ensure that the site server is selected as the target computer and from the Performance object drop-down menu, select SMS AMT Operations Manager.
Select either All counters or select Select counters from list, and then click one or more of the following options:
- Number of packets per second
- Total number of packets failed
- Total number of packets sent
- Total number of requests pending
- Number of packets per second
Click Add for each out of band management performance counter you require.
To monitor out of band management by using status messages
In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / System Status / Status Message Queries.
Right-click the query All Status Messages, and then click Show Messages.
In the All Status Messages dialog box, you are prompted for the time period for which you want to check status messages. Enter the time period or date and time, and then click OK.
All status messages are displayed in the Status Message Viewer. Click the Component column, and locate the status messages with a component named SMS_AMT_OPERATION_MANAGER.
Identify any status messages related to out of band management. These have a status number that falls within the following ranges:
For more information about any of the status messages, right-click a status message, and then select Detail.
View the information in the Status Message Details dialog box, and then click OK to close this dialog box, or click Previous or Next to view the details of other status messages.
Click OK to close the Status Message Details dialog box, and close the Status Message Viewer.
To monitor out of band management by using log files
For a list and description of log files related to out of band management, see Log Files for Out of Band Management.
TasksHow to Manage the Audit Log for AMT-Based Computers
ReferenceStatus Message Details Dialog Box
ConceptsAbout Configuration Manager Reports
List of Log Files in Configuration Manager 2007
Using Status Messages for Configuration Manager Troubleshooting
Other ResourcesTasks for Out of Band Management
Troubleshooting Out of Band Management