OpsMgr 2007 R2 – Alert Storm Recognition (possible rule misconfiguration) for SDK alert

I described the mitigation for alert storm in the one of my previous post. This mitigation is included out of the box with current deployment of OpsMgr 2007 R2 after system management packs were imported. As I failed to remember this post (which talks about how to insert alerts from SDK), I also failed to…

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Tool: OpsMgr 2007 – RuntimeHealthExplorer

Did you ever wonder what is the state of the instance as known to the runtime (health service) monitoring it? Did you believe that some state changes are unaccounted for? Did you see discrepancy in Health Explorer? I believe many of you may answer yes to one of these questions. Right now, there really is…

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News: OpsMgr 2007 R2 RTM …

  System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2  RTM!!     New Functionality – Operations Manager 2007 R2 introduces key new and enhanced functionality, including:   ·         Enhanced application performance and availability across heterogeneous platforms ·         Delivers monitoring across Windows, Linux and UNIX servers–all through a single console. ·         Extends end to end monitoring of distributed applications…

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What is new: OpsMgr 2007 R2 – How to reset monitor state with recovery?

Cameron had a nice example of using new R2 feature process monitoring in real life, but that raised a question about feature he wanted to use. Following is report of his issue and how we can help him to address his challenges using already existing feature of OpsMgr 2007.   Scenario: Monitoring a system with…

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What is new: New version of cluster MP released !

Pleased to announce that a small but important update to the Cluster Management Pack has now been released. This update focuses on improving scalability of the Management Pack.   The following summarizes the changes to the MP:   ·         Introduce cook-down for workflows that query the state of clustered resources hosted by the node. Positive…

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Tool: OpsMgr 2007 R2 – What to do with Secure Reference Override Alert?

Subject of this post is an advanced authoring combining usage of the security features of OpsMgr 2007 with workflows while trying to explain how to troubleshoot alerts which may be raised at the end of such process. On the simple example, I display tool I developed to help resolving ambiguous or unclear obstacles which may…

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What is new: OpsMgr 2007 R2 – Discover multiple cluster network names (Virtual Server)

Multiple network names scenario   Customer has cluster resource group with multiple network name resources associated with IP address resource. This scenario was described by one of the customers: Configuring DTC in cluster resource group that also contains the default instance of SQL is our standard practice. This is based on documentation written by Mike…

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What is new: OpsMgr 2007 R2 – Alert Storm Recognition (possible rule misconfiguration)

What is new?   OpsMgr 2007 R2 Release candidate finally released and can be downloaded from Connect. What is new in this release? PLENTY! Some of you get a glimpse at those features while evaluating Beta, some will see most improvement for the first time … very exiting! That is the reason why I would…

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What is new: OpsMgr 2007 R2 RC released! (publicly available)

We are very excited to announce the System Center Operations Manger 2007 R2 Release Candidate now available on connect! Operations Manager 2007 R2 Release Candidate   Operations Manager 2007 R2 introduces key new and enhanced functionality, including:Enhanced application performance and availability across heterogeneous platforms ·         Delivers monitoring across Windows, Linux and Unix servers–all through a…

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Dependency Monitor Hotfix to increase health state calculation reliability

I write this to respond to the release of the hotfix. I would like to bring such fix to your attention and for your consideration. This fix should increase reliability of health state monitoring for numerous cases where dependency monitor is used. Issue was discovered with dependency monitor may incorrectly indicate the wrong state due…

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