How to Monitor a logfile with Ops Mgr 2007

1.) In the console, under Authoring, Management Pack Objects, Rules, create a new rule

2.) Choose to create a Alert Generating Rules/Event Based/Generic Text Log (Alert), click next

3.) Input a rule name and choose rule target, click next

4.) Input a directory, for example C:\, input a pattern, for example logfile.log, click next

5.) Input the following expression,
Parameter Name = Params/Param[1]
Operator = Matches wildcard
Value = warning
click next

6.) Configure a suitable alert and then click create

Please note that this rule is case sensitive, so it will make difference between WARNING and warning.

As addressed by by Anders Bengtsson

One Response to How to Monitor a logfile with Ops Mgr 2007

  1. c4l January 25, 2008 at 5:30 pm #

    I read your statement but I am still not clear on how I would monitor a log file when a certain event happens.

    I have a log file that will input sql or sql statements in the log when a certain event happens. How can I monitor that log when sql is placed in the log? Thanks

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