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…


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…


How to: Reset monitor when closing alert?

Not something I recommend, one would say I almost regret we did not prohibit closing alerts generated by monitor (especially when auto-resolve feature was used). But recently I learned about some ticketing systems closing alerts where it is unclear if issue was corrected, so I see some necessity to automate the action of resetting monitor…


HealthServiceWatcher alerts and connector.

Recently I had heard from couple of customers (internal and external) about their trouble with ticketing alerts created from Health Service Watcher. Main complaint was related to the fact that alert is raised by instance of the watcher rather than instance of the computer that experiences a problem as well as the fact that FQDN…


Alert Severity and Priority use with override

Some of you may know already that with Operations Manager SP1 RC we allow for overriding alert severity and priority. What is little unfortunate is inconsistency between creating alert generating rule and overriding especially as first uses string describing severity or priority used, while later simply expects integer value. Mapping between string and integer is…


Parameter replacements and its use with alert

Many of you probably know already, that alert’s description can use parameter replacements to reference the value of any of the properties of the data type causing the alert to be raised in the first place. I tried to comment on some most commonly used data types and its XML representation in order to help…


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….