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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HOWTO: “restart” monitoring of my environment?

  My friend Cameron and I discussed following issue as one of the challenges he occasionally faces with his customers. In order to minimize his TCO and manual interventions, I promised to help even when such design request is not making it in feature set for our next release. Problem Description: There may be legitimate…

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VIDEO: Reset And Recalculate Health State

Our TechNet web site and especially its video section went finally live with a training video I did some time ago. That video demonstrates functionality and differences between tasks which could change a health state after being spawned from within “Health Explorer”. Brief description: Reset State – In OpsMgr 2007 SP1 this task causes unit…

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Maintenance Mode And Server Availability (Another Solution)

Maintenance mode expired, monitored server is still down, but there is no alert in the alert view of OpsMgr 2007 console indicating server being offline. In my previous post I tried to walk through one possible implementation of the workaround to recognize server unavailability. That post also contains information about reasons behind scenario described above…


Maintenance Mode And Server Availability

Maintenance mode expired, monitored server is still down, but there is no alert in the alert view of OpsMgr 2007 console indicating server being offline. This scenario is happening too often with current implementation of availability monitoring. What our customer face and fear is that if server which undergo maintenance mode each night is not…

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Fix state related data type transform in OpsMgr2007 SP1 RC

Operations Manager displays alerts, task results and other data thru different dialogs and views. Such are usually results of the transform applied to XML representation of said data types. It came to my attention that transform used to generate output for state related data is broken (State data could be displayed as a part of…