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How to Create an Availability Report


Updated: May 13, 2016

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

The following procedure is an example of how you create an availability report for a managed computer. The procedure presented here is applicable to creating other types of availability reports. In this example procedure, you generate a report for the entire week.


Operations Manager Reporting must be installed before you can run an Availability report.

The availability report provides the following information about the selected computers:

  • Down – computer state is critical (red)

  • Up – computer state is healthy (green)

  • Yellow – computer state is warning (yellow)

  • Unmonitored – computer or monitor did not exist during reporting period

  • Monitor disabled – monitor has been disabled, such as by using an override

  • Monitoring unavailable – the System Center Management Health service monitoring the computer is unavailable

  • Planned/unplanned maintenance – computer is in maintenance mode; overrides all other states

To create an availability report

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role.

  2. In the Operations console, click Monitoring.

  3. In the Monitoring workspace, expand Monitoring, and then click Windows Computers.

  4. In the Windows Computers pane, click the row, or rows, that represent the computer for which you want to run an availability report.

  5. In the Tasks pane, under Report Tasks, click Availability.

  6. In the Report view, in the Parameter area, click the down arrow in the From box, point to This week, and then click Sunday.

  7. Click the down arrow in the To box, point to This week and then click Saturday.

  8. Click Use business hours.


    You can further specify the timeframe for the report in the additional options in the Parameter area.

  9. When you have specified the timeframe for the report, click Run to display the Availability Report.

  10. For a more detailed report, such as a report showing a graph for every day, click the horizontal bar graph under Availability Tracker.

  11. In the tool bar, click View, point to Go To, and then click Back to Parent Report to return to the original report.

  12. Click Close to close the report.