Using Health Explorer to Investigate Problems


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

Use Health Explorer to find out which monitor is reacting and to review knowledge about the monitor and possible causes for actions related to it. In the Active Alerts view, click the alert to highlight it. The Health Explorer link under Alert Actions in the Tasks pane becomes active.

By default, when the Health Explorer window opens, all monitors in a failed state are expanded. If a monitor contains other monitors, as in the case of a roll-up monitor, Health Explorer shows all monitors in a hierarchical layout, displaying monitoring data for all dependent services and applications. To view more information about any dependent monitor, you can right-click that monitor, and then click Monitor Properties to open another Health Explorer window.

The following illustration shows monitors in a healthy state:

Health explorer showing healthy states

The following illustration shows some monitors in a critical state:

Critical monitors in Health Explorer

Click a monitor to view more information about the monitor in the Details pane. The State Change Events tab in the Details pane shows you when the state for the monitor changed, and the details give you information for the context of the state change:

Details on State Change Events tab