You are browsing the archive for Performance.

Avatar of alkin

by alkin

Community Day Session: Setting up & Configuring SQL Server to support your SCCM & SCOM environment

2:41 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

Kim Oppalfens and I did a session at community day together:

Setting up & Configuring SQL Server to support your SCCM & SCOM environment

System Center Configuration Manager and Operations Manager both need SQL Server. In this session we will show you what the best practices are for having a smooth running SQL server for our System Center environment. Having a good initial setup and configuration is not the only important thing, doing regular health checks on your SQL server is even more important. In this session we will discuss just about anything you need to know about setting up SQL from the SCOM or SCCM admin perspective. In this session you will learn how to work with the SQL team and set up your scom or sccm to talk with their standard SQL setup. This includes setups with remote sql servers, sql server services running as domain users, and named instances. Additionally we will talk about some SQL related configuration topics, like network libraries, firewall configuration, SQL collations, database recovery models and authentication modes.

At the end of this session you will know everything you need to know about SQL setup to support your scom or sccm environment.

Speaker: Kim Oppalfens & Alexandre Verkinderen

 

Slide Deck: http://scug.be/media/p/1136.aspx 

Pictures:

CommunityDay 2009

CommunityDay 2009

CommunityDay 2009

See you next year!

Alexandre Verkinderen

Avatar of alkin

by alkin

HP EVA performance management pack V2 for Opsmgr

4:29 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

In a previous blogpost I already mentioned that Alain Cote has developped a HP EVA performance management pack.

 

Alain has continued to improve his management pack and wow we have an update with:

  • better discovery
  • a controller processor monitor
  • and a report

 

You can get the HP EVA performance management pack V2 here.

 

Thanks Alain for sharing this with the community!

 

Have fun,

Alexandre Verkinderen

Avatar of alkin

by alkin

HP EVA management pack

9:39 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

Alain Côté has written his own HP EVA management pack!  This Management pack will monitor the performance of an HP EVA, the official HP Storage MP only does alerting. 

 

This Management pack is based on the evaperf.exe command and has several collection rules, diagnostic task and one monitor for the latency.

The management pack assumes evaperf.exe is in C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\EVA Performance Monitor and is configured properly.

 

 

 

clip_image001[4]

 

image

 

Thanks to Alain Côté for sharing this with the communty !

 

Have fun,
Alexandre Verkinderen

Avatar of alkin

by alkin

Opsmgr Performance problems with healthservice on agents

8:59 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

On some occasions the scom agent can cause a lot of performance issues on the servers. Here I will describe some steps I take when I have performance problems and in most of the cases it works for me.

The first thing you should do is to configure the antivirus exclusions for opsmgr. Have a look at Kevin Holman’s blogpost Antivirus Exclusions for MOM and OpsMgr on how to do this. Configuring anti virus exlusions will help you gain some performance.

This is a screenshot of the performance of my cpu before the anti virus exclusions:

clip_image002[1]

 

And this one is after the anti virus exclusions:

clip_image002[3]

 

The second thing is to have a look at the healthservice.exe. We’ve created a collection performance rule in the previous post to collect the processor time % of the healthservice. If the healthservice is consuming more than 15 a 20 % of your cpu you have a problem . In my case I  had huge performance problems due to the healthservice.exe that was taking all the processor time. My healthservices.exe was taking about 50 to 60 % with peaks to 100% on my agents….You can imagine the reaction of my client….he was not very happy.

Performance view of my healthservice.exe on one of my agents:

clip_image001

So I did some tests, installed all the necessary hotfixes, deleted the healthservice cache, exception of programfiles\scom\ for the antivirus etc etc. But with no results.

So I tought it was WMI and did the following steps to rebuild the wmi:

· Net Stop WinMgmt

· Ren %WinDir%\System32\Wbem\Repository %WinDir%\System32\Wbem\OldRepository

· Net Start WinMgmt

Still no success, still had performance troubles. I contacted one of our company architects who send me a repairwmi.cmd “program” he developed . It will recompile all the mofiles, re-register all the dll’s, exe’s etc.

Steps to take:

1. Copy the content of the repairwmi.cmd to the %WinDir%\System32\Wbem\ folder

2. Run the repairwmi.cmd

3. Stop the opsmgr healthservice

4. Delete the healthservice cache

5. Start the opsmgr healthservice

And voila! All my performance problems where gone!!

clip_image002

clip_image003

clip_image004

clip_image005

clip_image006

 

As you can see this reduced drastically the processor time % of the healthservice!

 

Hope this helps,

Alexandre Verkinderen

Avatar of alkin

by alkin

Collect Processor time % of the HealthService.exe of your agents

9:01 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

If you have performance problems on your agents it’s probably the healthservice.exe that’s taking a lot of processor time %. At the moment only the processor time of the healthservice of the management servers is collected. This mean you will need to create a new collection performance rule to collect the processor time of the healthservice on your agents.

To have an overview of the processor time % of the healthservice.exe of all your agents follow the following procedure.

 

Create a collection performance rule

image

Click next

image

Click next

 

image

image

image

Click next

image

Select use optimization and click create.

 

Now you can create a custom performance view to see the collected information:

 

image

image

 

This view shows you the processor time % of the healthservice.exe that’s running on your agents.

 

Hope this helps,

Alexandre Verkinderen

Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On Linkedin