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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Cluster resource groups are not monitored! Is there anything I can do?

Recently I saw some questions about why cluster infrastructure is only partially discovered and it is not monitored when all cluster services are healthy. I replied to some of those questions either internally or at the newsgroup, where I was trying to explain why such health model was possible (so this answer is not subject…


Cluster Infrastructure Monitoring and Versions

Boris made this nice workflow in Visio. Please use it with your decision making when importing Windows 2003 Cluster Infrastructure management packs!


Remove old management packs after breaking change was introduced in newer version

New version of cluster monitoring management pack was released. Hooray! This release requires removing previously imported version due to breaking changes introduced.  Breaking change is a big problem, unfortunately was impossible to avoid as it had to be done to allow monitoring of Windows 2008 Failover Cluster at least with respect to effortlessly reuse common…


UPDATE: NEW MP for cluster services (MSCS) monitoring was released!

In this post, I mentioned that new version of management pack responsible for monitoring of cluster infrastructure will be available shortly. Release management takes its time here, but now I can announce that it is finally available @ catalog or can be downloaded directly from MS downloads. What is included with this release: ·         Bug…

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UPDATE: MP for monitoring cluster services (MSCS) finally web-released!

I made a mistake in my post announcing web release of management packs for monitoring of Failover Clusters. I posted incorrect requirements to meet prior importing management packs. I will correct that information now, especially for OpsMgr 2007 SP1 RC build. These requirements must be met based on the version of System Center Operations Manager…

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Backwards Compatibility Mapper fails to start event on OpsMgr 2007 SP1

Many of you (especially those trying to monitor Exchange using converted management pack) had noticed that with Operations Manager 2007 SP1, noisy event complaining about transient state of instance discovery appeared inside of agent’s event log rather frequently ultimately causing its flooding. Sample event: Event Type:     WarningEvent Source:   Health Service ModulesEvent Category: NoneEvent ID:  10720Date:     …

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MP for monitoring cluster services (MSCS) finally web-released!

  Cluster Management M-Packs finally hit our MP catalog. These management packs monitor health of the Windows Server 2003 clusters and are designed to improve the availability, performance, and security of your Windows Server 2003 cluster deployment Getting the Latest Management Pack and Management Pack Documentation   To monitor Windows Server 2003 clusters, you must…

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HOWTO: Registry Attribute Definition explained

Maybe you already needed to use probe module to retrieve data from registry, check the existence of registry key or similar task involving registry when for example discovering your custom managed entity space. In that case you definitely met <xsd:element name=”RegistryAttributeDefinition” minOccurs=”1″ maxOccurs=”unbounded”>   <xsd:complexType>     <xsd:sequence>       <xsd:element name=”AttributeName” type=”xsd:ID” />       <xsd:element name=”Path”…


Operations Manager 2007 SP1 released to manufacturer!!!

It was announced today that team finally signed off on RTM Release Criteria! Hooray! We really came a long way to address customer initiated bugs, to address Watson (error reporting) bugs plus worked on performance improvements. Now it is just a small wait until this release hits all of you and I hope you will…