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How to Create a Web Application Monitor

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 SP1

Use the following procedure to create a Web application object type by using the Web Application template and the Add Monitoring Wizard.

To start monitoring a Web Application with Operations Manager 2007

  1. Start the Add Monitoring Wizard.


    For information about starting the Add Monitoring Wizard, see How to Start the Add Monitoring Wizard in Operations Manager 2007.

  2. On the Select Monitoring Type page, select Web Application, and then click Next.

  3. On the General Properties page, do the following:

    1. Type the Name for the object, such as HRWebApp.

    2. Optionally, type a Description for the object.

    3. 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 object type will be added to the specified management pack, therefore only unsealed management packs are listed. By default, when you create a management pack object, disable a rule or monitor, or create an override, Operations Manager saves the setting to the Default Management Pack. As a best practice, you should create a separate management pack for each sealed management pack you want to customize, rather than saving your customized settings to the Default Management Pack. For more information, see Default Management Pack.

    4. Click Next.

  4. On the Test Web Address page, do the following:

    1. Select http:// or https:// from the list.

    2. Type the URL for the Web application, such as hrwebapp/default.html.

    3. Click Test.

    4. When the test succeeds, click Next.


      It is possible to proceed through the wizard without this test succeeding. Check the URL and click Details for information about why the test returned an error.

  5. On the Choose Watcher Node page, do the following:

    1. Select one or more agent-managed computers to monitor the specified Web application.

    2. Set Run this query every to the desired time; the minimum is 30 seconds.

    3. Click Next.

  6. On the Summary page, review the settings, and optionally, select Configure Advanced Monitoring or Record a browser session, and then click Create.


    Selecting Configure Advanced Monitoring or Record a browser session runs the Web Application Editor.