The dashboard will show the Spotlight Diagnostic Servers known to SCOM, the connections monitored by each Spotlight Diagnostic Server and the alarms raised for each connection.
To add a Spotlight Diagnostic Server to SCOM See "Configure the Spotlight Management Pack for SCOM".
Diagnostic Servers' Health
Show alarms raised against each Spotlight Diagnostic Server. For example, show:
Show in detail alarms raised against monitored Spotlight connections.
SCOM views update automatically when an alarm is raised or the alarm status changes. Connections that are disabled and in outage continue to be visible from SCOM. Alarm actions other than snooze / unsnooze, acknowledge are actionable from within the Spotlight Client.
To Snooze, unsnooze and acknowledge alarms
Start the SCOM application.
Expand Monitoring | Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise.
Select the Spotlight Alarms view.
Select the alarm in the All Alarms panel.
From the main menu select: Tasks | SoSSE Alarms Class Tasks. Select to snooze, unsnooze or acknowledge the alarm.
Alternatively, from the SCOM application Tasks Pane click Tasks | SoSSE Alarms Class Tasks and select an alarm action. To open the Task Pane, from the SCOM application main menu click View | Tasks.
Note: This functionality can only be performed one alarm at a time.
Launch Spotlight from within SCOM
From the SCOM application main menu select: Tasks | Windows Computer Tasks | Launch Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise.
Alternatively, Spotlight can be launched from the SCOM application Tasks Pane. From the Tasks Pane click Tasks | Windows Computer Tasks | Launch Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise. To open the Task Pane, from the SCOM application main menu click View | Tasks.
Note: The Spotlight client launched is Spotlight as installed on the same server as SCOM.
The Spotlight Diagnostic Server selected on the SCOM Dashboard has no direct relation to the Spotlight client launched. A scenario may be to select a Spotlight Diagnostic Server on the SCOM Dashboard then launch Spotlight to investigate further information from this Diagnostic Server. To do this:
1) Launch the Spotlight client
2) From the Spotlight client, click Configure | Diagnostic Server to verify/change the Spotlight Diagnostic Server configured to work with this Spotlight client