How to enable or disable a rule or monitor

In System Center - Operations Manager, if a management pack's default settings contain a monitor or rule that isn't necessary in your environment, you can use overrides to disable this monitor or rule. In addition, some management packs ship with some rules or monitors disabled; you should read the management pack guide to identify the workflows that are disabled by default and determine if you should enable any of them for your monitoring needs. For example, the management packs for network monitoring contain rules and monitors that are vendor-specific. Many vendor-specific rules and monitors in the network management pack are disabled to avoid performance impact. You should identify the devices used in your environment and use overrides to enable the rules and monitors specific to your devices.

To enable or disable a monitor or rule using overrides

  1. Sign in to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Advanced Operator role.

  2. In the Operations console, select Authoring.

  3. In the Authoring workspace, select Monitors (or Rules if you want to disable a rule).

  4. In the Monitors or Rules section, select the monitor or rule that you want to disable.

  5. On the Operations console toolbar, select Overrides and then point to Override the Monitor (or Rule). You can choose to override this monitor or rule for objects of a specific type or for all objects within a group. After you choose which group of object type to override, the Override Properties dialog opens, enabling you to view the default settings contained in this monitor or rule. For more information about applying an override, see Using Classes and Groups for Overrides.

  6. In the Override Properties dialog, select the Override checkbox that corresponds to the Enabled parameter.


    If you select Disable instead of Override, the Override Properties dialog opens with the Override checkbox selected and the Enabled value set to False.

  7. In the Override Setting column, select True to enable the rule or monitor or False to disable the rule or monitor.

  8. In the Select destination management pack list, select the appropriate management pack in which to store the override or create a new unsealed management pack by selecting New. For more information about selecting a destination management pack, see Creating a Management Pack for Overrides.

  9. When you complete your changes, select OK.

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