Last contacted, better SQL query

My post about how to receive approximate last contacted time spawn good feedback and thanks to Robin Drake for rewriting my SQL script without use of cursors while producing single grid. Following is his version: use OperationsManager Go declare @substract float declare @numberOfMissing float declare @interval float — Get the number of missing heartbeats select…

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“Net view” as diagnostic used when heartbeat is missing

This all started as question about how “Computer Not Reachable” works. It has been asked in newsgroup and I thought I will help and provide some inside. First, I would like to repeat, that in my opinion regarding the fact that computer not reachable detection is based on the fact that heart beat is missing…

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Last contacted

Some customers not only want to know that health service hosted on the computer was not heart beating (remember, this is way different from our approach to recognize computer down, which BTW solely based on my own opinion, is rather unfortunate attempt to recognize something for what health service watcher was not originally designed), but…

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Customizing monitor from sealed MP ("Device Status Check").

I used Device Status Check monitor in my last post when providing realistic sample of how to define alert settings thru overrides. Unfortunately, and mainly because of override value restriction regarding use of parameter replacement, description of such alert was not able to benefit from property values of its target instance (could not use device…

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Dynamic alert settings for monitor which never had any (done thru overrides)

Tim from QuickenLoans contacted me and wanted verification about ability to use AlertMessage override (discussed in my previous post) with unit monitor for SNMP network device. He was using “Device Status Check” monitor and we can see that initial requirement for override use is met – monitor is PUBLIC. <UnitMonitor ID=”Microsoft.SystemCenter.NetworkDevice.CheckDeviceStatus” Accessibility=”Public” Target=”Microsoft.SystemCenter.NetworkDevice” Enabled=”true” TypeID=”Microsoft.SystemCenter.NetworkDevice.CheckDeviceState”…

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Monitor from sealed MP generated alert and I do not like its description …

… Is there anything I can do? Our usual answer was that not really and you need to create your custom monitor while disabling original one. I would like to take this opportunity and rephrase that answer with this post. First, couple of requirements must be met, before I can say, that there is a…

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