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 – 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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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…


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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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…

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HOWTO: “restart” monitoring of my environment? (another version UPDATE)

My initial and last posts described restart monitoring tool representing my idea how one can approach “clean up” of the monitoring (scenario described in the first post). Since then I received some additional and valid feedback and mainly thanks to Microsoft PFE (premier field engineering) team, I can now offer somewhat (mainly speed-vice) improved version…


HOWTO: “restart” monitoring of my environment? (UPDATE)

My last post tried to introduce a tool which restarts monitoring of OpsMgr environment. Cameron (and others) is (are) actively looking at its use and here is an update based on some feedback. 1.       Following was a state view for computer group which I achieved by selecting “Discovered Inventory” followed by “Change Target Type …”…

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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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Clustered Virtual Server 2005 R2 and Operations Manager 2007

  Problem:   Monitoring of clustered virtual machines (guests) is unreliable with Operations Manager 2007. Instances of Virtual Machine are not monitored without any apparent reason. Scenario:   Having simple wolfpack cluster (implemented thru Microsoft Cluster Services – MSCS) with just a quorum cluster resource group and clustered Virtual Server 2005 R2 (following this guide)….