Creating a monitor policy

Article:HOWTO64043  |  Created: 2011-12-20  |  Updated: 2011-12-20  |  Article URL
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Creating a monitor policy

The monitoring of computers is accomplished by creating and applying a monitor policy. You can also create a monitor policy with the monitor policy wizard.

See Creating a monitor policy with the monitor policy wizard.

Monitor policies use metrics, rules, and tasks to define the following information:

  • What computer resources you want to have monitored?

  • What metric data you want to be monitored?

  • What fluctuations in the metric data imply about the status of the resource?

  • What actions you want to occur when metric data reaches certain values?

To create a monitor policy

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Monitoring and Alerting.

  2. In the left pane, click Monitoring and Alerting > Monitor > Policies > Monitor Policies, and select the folder where you want to create the policy.

  3. Right-click the folder, and then click New > Monitor Policy (Agentless) or New > Monitor Policy (Agent-based).

  4. Use the Rules tab to add, remove, and edit the rules that are contained in the monitor policy.

    See Adding rules to a monitor policy.

  5. (Agent-based policy only) Use the Detection tab to add, remove, and edit application detection settings for the monitoring policy.

    See Adding application detection to a monitor policy.

  6. Use the Actions tab to configure the tasks that you want the policy to run when different severities are reached.

    See Adding actions to monitor policies.

  7. Use the Applies To section to add and remove groups of the computers that you want the monitor policy to monitor.

    See Adding computers to a monitor policy.

  8. Click Save changes.

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