2 minute readApplies to: v4

How to create Availability Test Groups for use with Enterprise Applications

When you are configuring availability monitoring for an Enterprise Application(EA) in the EA Designer you may need to select a group of test clients/computers (Watchers) to run the tests.

This group of computers can simply be created in SCOM, and will show on the test from drop down list in the EA Designer if the group name starts with EAM_.

All computers in the group will then run the availability tests. For the test to be a close representation of whether the application really is available the computers should be physically close to the end users who will be using the application.

When creating your groups you may like to:

  • Configure one group of test clients for all of your applications

  • Configure different groups for each application

  • Configure groups for various locations

  • All or some of the above

Creating a group of test clients

  1. Open the SCOM Operations Console.

  2. Go to the Authoring workspace (Authoring tab on the bottom left).

  3. Click on Groups (left-hand tree view Authoring > Groups).

  4. Click Create a New Group on the right-hand side.

  5. Enter a name for the group, ensuring that the name starts with EAM_. It is this prefix that makes the group appear in the test from drop down list in the EA Designer.

  6. Select a destination management pack from the list, or click New to create a new management pack.

  7. Click next to add specific windows computers or use SCOM dynamic membership rules (or both) to populate the group with the computers you wish to run the tests, as you would for any other SCOM group.

  8. Click create to finish creation of the new group.

This group will then appear in the test from drop down list when configuring availability tests for an Enterprise Application. All computers in the group will then run the tests when they are selected from the dropdown.

How to create an Enterprise Application

What are Enterprise Applications?

Creating and managing groups in SCOM

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