Parameter replacements (part 2)

  As started in Parameter replacements (part1), context parameters can be used in any part of a text and replaced by the runtime with the actual parameter value before the module is instantiated.   Management Pack Element Context Parameters   Some monitoring objects may require having a GUID reference to some MP elements such as…

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Parameter replacements (part 1)

  Management packs contain definitions of rules, monitors or composite module types where those monitoring objects need to be configured. In the configuration of the module type, in addition to providing constant values, you can also provide variable context parameter.   All Context parameters can be used in any part of a text and replaced by…

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Alert description and parameter replacement

  Many of you know already that alert’s description can contain value of any of the properties of the data type causing the alert to be raised in the first place. What is little cryptic though, is how to write XPath query to receive the value from input data type. As multiple blogs tried to…


OpsMgr2007 SP1 RC rolling ugrade and cluster aware application monitoring.

  Rolling upgrade of OpsMgr2007 is performed the way that server bits are upgraded, new management packs are requested and delivered and those are later pushed down to agents. Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Release Candidate contains an issue when monitoring of cluster aware application (like SQL, Exchange …) is present within topology. This issue is…

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Agent Proxying Alert

  Agent proxying needs to be enabled when health service discovers instance of some managed entity type for which management context doesn’t provide information that this exact health service will also monitor this instance. For example proxying must be enabled when discovering instances of Virtual Server on cluster nodes (instance of Virtual Server will be…

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Alert suppression (troubleshooting)

  Unfortunately there is no way to troubleshoot if alert suppression works as expected, especially in the case when dynamic value to suppress against was used. By dynamic value I mean replacement that runtime must try to do in the case of using $Data/<xpath expression to retrieve value of data type property>$ inside of “SupressionValue” tag. We…


Alert Suppression (beginning)

              Alert suppression is feature that allows for greater flexibility of alerts raised. So how was alert suppression feature designed? First we need to distinguish between types of alert that could be raised in Operations Manager 2007.   Monitor state change based alerts:             This type of alert is always suppressed by monitor ID….

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