Something which I have seen as a recurring theme a few times with customers is with backups failing and them not realising. While, of course we would always recommend that you have a test environment with some Hyper-V images where you can always test restores, for some customers this is not possible. In these cases the customers were looking at Component Status and seeing something like this:
This means that the backups are taking place right? Wrong! What sets this OK value to something BUT OK is a simple counter which you can control under Status Summary, just like this – the default as you can see is 5 to send you into Critical. For these customers the value of 5 was not being hit. Of course this is just an example and you should look at the threshold values for ALL of your components.
This post was contributed by Jason Wallace, a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft Premier Field Engineering, UK