Released: Public Preview for System Center Management Packs for SQL Server

We are getting ready to update the SQL Server Management Packs family. Please install and use this public preview and send us your feedback (sqlmpsfeedback@microsoft.com)! We appreciate the time and effort you spend on these previews which make the final product so much better.

Please download at:

Microsoft System Center Management Packs (Community Technical Preview 1) for SQL Server

Included in the download are:

  • Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2/2012/2014/2016 (6.7.10.0)
  • Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server Replication 2008/2012/2014/2016 (6.7.10.0)
  • Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server Analysis Services 2008/2012/2014/2016 (6.7.10.0)
  • Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server Reporting Services 2008/2012/2014/2016 (6.7.10.0)
  • Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server Dashboards (6.7.10.0)

New SQL Server 2008/2008 R2/2012 MP Features and Fixes

  • No extra permissions on remote WMI are now required for Local System account when Always On hosts have names that are no longer than 15 symbols
  • Fixed: Always On discovery and monitoring scripts cannot read cashed values in Windows registry
  • Fixed: Wrong MP version number in some Always On scripts
  • Fixed: CPUUsage and DBDiskLatency scripts fail with the reason: “Index operation failed”
  • Added retry policy in some Always On workflows to make PS-scripts work more stable
  • Updated the visualization library
  • Changed behavior of Always On scripts for cases when WSFC service is stopped

New SQL Server 2014/2016 MP Features and Fixes

  • No extra permissions on remote WMI are now required for Local System account when Always On hosts have names that are no longer than 15 symbols
  • Fixed: Always On discovery and monitoring scripts cannot read cashed values in Windows registry
  • Fixed: Wrong MP version number in some Always On scripts
  • Fixed: CPUUsage and DBDiskLatency scripts fail with the reason: “Index operation failed”
  • Added retry policy in some Always On workflows to make PS-scripts work more stable
  • Updated the visualization library
  • Fixed: Always On objects get undiscovered when any Always On discovery crashes

New SQL Server Replication 2008/2012/2014/2016 MP Features and Fixes

  • Added support for configurations where computer host names are longer than 15 symbols
  • Fixed: MonitorDistributorSnapshotFreeSpace fails when being launched against SQL Server 2014 SP2
  • Fixed: Wrong source detection in logging
  • Updated the visualization library

New SQL Server Analysis Services 2008/2012/2014/2016 MP Features and Fixes

  • Added support for configurations where computer host names are longer than 15 symbols
  • Fixed: AS workflows sometimes crash
  • Updated the visualization library

New SQL Server Reporting Services 2008/2012/2014/2016 MP Features and Fixes

  • Added support for configurations where computer host names are longer than 15 symbols
  • Fixed: Web Service monitors do not support URL reservation https://+:<port>/<ReportServerPage> (protocol is HTTPS)
  • Updated the visualization library

New SQL Server Dashboards Features and Fixes

  • Fixed: Tiles content is replaced with question signs after a long period of inactivity

For more details, please refer to the user guides that can be downloaded along with the corresponding Management Packs.
We are looking forward to hearing your feedback at sqlmpsfeedback@microsoft.com.