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Windows Server Cluster Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

2:04 pm in Uncategorized by alkin


The Windows Server Failover Cluster Management Pack provides both proactive and reactive monitoring of your Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 cluster deployments. It monitors Cluster services components—such as nodes, networks, resources, and resource groups—to report issues that can cause downtime or poor performance.

Feature Summary
Some of the conditions monitored by this management pack are as follows:

  • Configuration or hardware issues that interfere with starting the Cluster service
  • Connectivity problems that affect communication between cluster nodes or between a node and a domain controller
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) settings that affect the cluster; for example, permissions needed by the computer account that is used by the cluster
  • Configuration issues with the network infrastructure needed by the cluster; for example, issues with Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Issues with the availability of a cluster resource, such as a clustered file share
  • Issues with the cluster storage

Release History:

  • 3/6/2008 – 6.0.6277.0 – Original English release
  • 4/2/2008 – 6.0.6277.1 – Updated version, see MP guide for details
  • 2/12/2009 – 6.0.6505.0 – Introduced support for Windows Server 2008 clusters and addressed some issues from the previous release.


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Alexandre Verkinderen


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RMS grayed out and server discovery failed

3:08 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

After I installed my RMS and OpsmgrDB on two different servers my root management server went gray and every 10 minutes or so I receive an alert stating the RMS is unavailable.  Usually these close within a minute but some times take up to 10 minutes. 

Below is the alert I receive.

Alert: Root Management Server Unavailable.
Source: (my server name)
Path: (my server name)
Last modified by: System
Last modified time: 2/1/2008 4:19:53 PM
Alert description: The root management server (Healthservice) has stopped
heartbeating soon after Fri, 01 Feb 2008 23:17:29 GMT. This adversely affects
all availability calculation for the entire management group.



Also got the following error when I wanted to discover and install agents on my server:

“An exception was thrown while processing LaunchDiscovery for session id uuid:57e9b453-4e4f-465c-9c48-c8d7d209e747;id=5.  Exception Message: The creator of this fault did not specify a Reason.
Full Exception: System.ServiceModel.FaultException`1″




I checked the time on my RMS Server and on the SQL server and there was a 3 minute delay!


The resolution was to resync the time on both servers with the following command



After the resync everything went fine!! My rms went green and I could discover and install my agents again!!



Alexandre Verkinderen

ps: thx to David Biot, my pupil 😉

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