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Windows 2008 Opsmgr Management Packs released

12:56 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

The Management Packs for Windows 2008 has finally been released!

 

The Windows Server Operating System Management Pack consists of the following five management packs: Microsoft Windows Server Library, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Discovery, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Monitoring, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, and Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. The Microsoft Windows Server management packs monitor the performance, health, and availability of Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000 Server.

The following additional role services are used in conjunction with Windows Server 2008:

  • TS Web Access: With Terminal Services Web Access (TS Web Access), users can access RemoteApp programs and a Remote Desktop connection to the terminal server through a Web site. TS Web Access also includes Remote Desktop Web Connection, with which users can remotely connect to any computer where they have Remote Desktop access.
  • TS Gateway: With Terminal Services Gateway (TS Gateway), authorized remote users can connect to resources on an internal corporate network from any Internet-connected device that can run the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) client.
  • TS Session Broker: Terminal Services Session Broker (TS Session Broker) supports session load balancing between terminal servers in a farm and reconnection to an existing session in a load-balanced terminal server farm.

Note:

  • In Windows Server 2008, the name of the Terminal Services Session Directory feature was changed to Terminal Services Session Broker (TS Session Broker).
  • When there is problem with the availability or performance of one of these components, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 uses the Terminal Services Management Pack to detect the issue and alert you so that you can diagnose the problem and fix it.

The Windows Server 2008 Application Server Management Pack includes monitors, rules, views, tasks, knowledge, and reports for the monitoring of Application Server included in the Windows Server 2008 operating system. It provides a knowledge base of useful information to help administrators resolve an issue when the Application Server role becomes unhealthy.

With this management pack, Information Technology (IT) administrators can collect the events that the components of the Application Server role place in the Windows Server 2008 event logs. This management pack highlights events that might indicate possible service outages or configuration problems so that you can quickly take corrective or preventive actions, simplifying administrative tasks and reducing IT costs.

The Key Management Service is used to activate computers running Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Each activation request is logged on the KMS host. The KMS Management Pack collects data from the event logs of defined KMS hosts, and monitors those hosts for availability. This monitoring provides visibility into the activation traffic and the license status of volume activation clients on the network.

 

Greetz,

ALkin

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File System Management Pack for Opsmgr

8:40 am in Uncategorized by alkin

Another winner of the System Center Contest is Jaime Correia who submitted the file system Management Pack.

With this Management pack you can monitor

  • File count
  • file count by extension
  • file extension modified
  • file modified in X time
  • file size
  • Folder Size

 

The MP also includes a very detailled mp guide!

 

Thx Jaime!

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Opsmgr Remote Maintenance Mode Scheduler v1.7

7:33 am in Uncategorized by alkin

Tim McFadden has written a great GUI based tool so you can easily schedule maintenance mode for a server or group of servers!

 

http://www.scom2k7.com/downloads/SCOMRemoteScheduler1.7.zip

 

This tool is so easy to use that now even my grandmother can put servers in maintenance mode! :-)

This tool is the Third category winner of the system center solutions contenst.

 

Thx Tim!

Greetz,

Alkin

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How to find match the GUID to an Opsmgr agent

3:23 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

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Start SQL management Studio, connect to the OperationsManager Database and run the following query

Select * from BaseManagedEntity where BaseManagedEntityID = ‘first guid in the alert’

In our case the query is  Select * from BaseManagedEntity where BaseManagedEntityID = ‘D7463D6E-F334-40C3-3A86-C68A77D36BF8 ‘

Thx to Yann Gainche.

Greetz,
Alkin

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TempDB Free Space % Opsmgr Issue

3:14 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

I just installed Opsmgr @ one of my clients. Using a default setup. One opsmgr server and one SQL 2005 server.

We put the TempDB on a different disk and configured the database as follow:

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We set a initial fixed size with autogrowth none.

Problem now is that opsmgr is complaining about the free space of our tempDB:

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The value is 0! That was not possible because we just give the TempDB 9gig. So we ran the following query to check ou TempDB size:

SELECT SUM(unallocated_extent_page_count) AS [free pages],

(SUM(unallocated_extent_page_count)*1.0/128) AS [free space in MB]

FROM sys.dm_db_file_space_usage;

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As you can see we still have 8.9 Gig Free Space for our TempDB!!

 

So, we figured out that  if you put the TempDB on autogrowth non. The script that checks for DB free space is not working well! The strange thing is that that issue only occure with the TempDB! Opsmgr is not going to complain about the free space of other DB’s when you put them on autogrowth yes!

 

Finally, we put our TempDB on autogrowth:

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And after a while everything was OK:

 

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Greetz,

Alkin

 

ps: THX Jeroen for assisting me!

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System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Opmsgr Management Pack

5:45 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

Overview

Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 provides proactive monitoring of your Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 environment. This management pack includes:

  • Detection and monitoring of all MDM servers and dependent services
  • The alert-driven state
  • Performance and backlog monitoring and configuration

Before you install the MDM management pack, read the MDM Management Pack Guide document. The guide includes instructions that you need to correctly deploy, configure and use the management pack.
Feature Bullet Summary:
The System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 provides capabilities for MDM 2008 monitoring, including the following:

  • Collection of events from MDM Device Management Server, MDM Enrollment Server, MDM Gateway Server, and MDM Self Service Portal.
  • Health state monitoring and alerting for MDM service errors requiring administrative intervention.
  • Collection of MDM performance counters from MDM Device Management Server, MDM Enrollment Server, MDM Gateway Server, and MDM Self Service Portal.
  • Events indicating service outages
  • Alerts indicating configuration issues and connected data source changes
  • Verification that all dependant services are running

Management Pack Release History:

  • 6/30/2008 – Version 1.0.2300.0 Original release of the English version of the Management Pack

Download the Management pack Here

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Opsmgr Exchange Server 2007 Management PackUpdate!

5:27 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

A while ago I posted about the management pack Roadmap and the fact that we where stille waiting for an update of the Exchange 2007 Mp.

Now here it is!

Overview

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 management pack is designed to be used for monitoring Exchange 2007 events, collecting Exchange component-specific performance counters in one central location, and for raising alerts for operator intervention as necessary. By detecting, sending alerts, and automatically responding to critical events, this management pack helps indicate, correct, and prevent possible service outages or configuration problems, allowing you to proactively manage Exchange servers and identify issues before they become critical. The management pack monitors and provides alerts for automatic notification of events indicating service outages, performance degradation, health monitoring, and centralized management.
This Management Pack requires Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1.
This Management Pack requires the Operations Manager 2007 updates specified in Knowledge Base articles 950853, 951979 and 951380 (see the Management Pack Guide for details).
Release History:

  • 10/9/2007 – Initial Release, version 6.0.5000.0
  • 6/22/2008 – Updated Release, version 6.0.6278.12

 

 

You will need some hotfixes: KB

Greetz,

Alkin

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