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SCOM / OpsMgr 2007 R2 : There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper

6:52 am in Uncategorized by Christopher Keyaert

Dear All,

Yesterday, I moved some agentless monitored servers from a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 management server to a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 management server. Since I did that, I received the following alert for all my Windows server 2003 agentless servers :

There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper

Description:

The Windows Event Log Provider is still unable to open the System event log on computer ‘xxx.xxx.com’. The Provider has been unable to open the System event log for 68400 seconds. Most recent error details: There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper. One or more workflows were affected by this. Workflow name: Microsoft.Windows.Server.2003.OperatingSystem.ServerServiceConfiguration Instance name: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2003, Standard Edition Instance ID: {62B32BAB-6D06-9152-EDA8-F8D4306B5D56} Management group: OM2007

In the management server event log, the following event was recorded:

The Windows Event Log Provider is still unable to open the System event log on computer ‘xxx.xxx.com’. The Provider has been unable to open the System event log for 336240 seconds.

Most recent error details: There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper.
One or more workflows were affected by this. 
Workflow name: many
Instance name: many
Instance ID: many
Management group: OM2007

I checked the firewall settings, DNS settings, …. everything was fine. Finally I moved back an agentless monitored server to a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 management server and the error disappeared.

The Microsoft Premier Support confirmed it me, a Windows Server 2003 agentless server must be monitored by a Windows Server 2003 server watcher node. Same idea for a Windows Server 2008 agentless server, it must be monitored by a Windows Server 2008 server.

Now, an agentless watcher node could be a management server, or any other agent monitored server of you infrastructure. If you choose an agent monitored server as watcher node, don’t forget to set change the run as account of the agent to an account which has the necessary access right to the agentless monitored server.

Regards
Christopher KEYAERT
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6:49 pm in Uncategorized by Christopher Keyaert

Dear [IT Professional],

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These events are part of the Microsoft Experience Days
that take place on 6 and 7 June 2012.

Regards
Christopher KEYAERT
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SCOM : Agent managed server not visible in the Console Agent Managed view

1:01 pm in Uncategorized by Christopher Keyaert

Hello All,

This morning, I had one agent managed server which stop to work correctly. The server appears as Not Monitored (Note : That’s could apply for some server in grey state) in the Console Computers view.
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I checked in the Console Agent Managed view, and there, the server is not present at all.
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In the agent managed server, we have the following event :

Event Type:    Warning
Event Source:    OpsMgr Connector
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    21034
Date:        5/10/2012
Time:        8:41:00 PM
User:        N/A
Computer:    TYOBKP002
Description:
The Management Group XXXXX has no configured parents and most monitoring tasks cannot be performed.  This can happen if a management group in Active Directory does not have any server SCPs or if the agent does not have access to any server SCPs.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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The first step is to check if the Management Group Name and the Management server are well configured.
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Before going further, be sure to have a good backup of your SCOM DBs. Log on to the OperationsDB database server and run the following query :

SELECT * FROM dbo.[BasemanagedEntity] where FullName Like ‘%Windows.Computer%’ and Name Like ‘%AGENTMANAGEDSERVERFQDN%

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if the IsDeleted value is set to 0, run the following query :

UPDATE dbo.[BasemanagedEntity] SET IsDeleted = 1 where FullName Like ‘%Windows.Computer%’ and Name Like ‘%AGENTMANAGEDSERVERFQDN%

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You could now close the Microsoft SQL console, and go back to the Agent Managed server and stop the System Center Management service.

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Go to the SCOM Agent Installation folder and delete the Health Service State folder.
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Start the the System Center Management service.
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After a few seconds, in the event viewer, you will see that event, don’t worry, this is normal.
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After a few minutes, the server will reappear as Not Monitored in the Console Agent Managed view.
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In the event log, we could see that agent has returned to communicating with the management server.
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And after some minutes, it could take up to 30 minutes, the agent will go back to Healthy in the Console Agent Managed view.
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Smile

Regards
Christopher KEYAERT

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SCOM / OpsMGr : What does the Root Management Server Emulator (RMSE) actually do

8:43 am in Uncategorized by Christopher Keyaert

Cameron Fuller, a well know Ops Mgr MVP, wrote a really good post about What does the Root Management Server Emulator actually do.

His summary :

The RMS Emulator only provides backward compatibility to management pack using things which target the ‘Root Management Server’ class instance (Target=”SC!Microsoft.SystemCenter.RootManagementServer). The RMS emulator is hosted on a management server and as such it does a lot of activities that aren’t specific to the RMSE role. Everything else the RMS used to be responsible for is managed by the “All Management Servers Resource Pool”, the “Notifications Resource Pool” and the “AD Assignment Resource Pool”.

I really invite you to read the complete story available : HERE

Christopher

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012: Setup and Config

8:30 am in Uncategorized by Christopher Keyaert

The TechEd 2011 is now finished, for the one who didn’t get the chance to be there, the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012: Setup and Config session is now available online. (Speaker : Maarten Goet, Rob Kuehfus)