Alert: Operations Manager failed to start a process
Management Pack Name: System Center Core Monitoring
Management Pack Version: 7.0.9538.0
Rule or Monitor: Rule
Rule or Monitor Name: Workflow Runtime: Failed to run a process or script
Rule or Monitor Notes: This is a generic alert from Operations Manager which indicates that a script is or process is failing. To see which script which is failing see the information in the alert description. For this kb we are focusing on a series of highly recurring alerts related to the “Microsoft.Windows.Server.NetwokAdapter.BandwidthUsed.ModuleType.vbs” script.
Issue: In this environment we were seeing these alerts recurring regularly from our HP teamed adapters. Per this discussion (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/operationsmanagergeneral/thread/077edbad-7f51-44a7-ae97-49a0670a2e32/) these alerts are caused by a failure in the script when running versus HP teamed network adapters. We tested this by running the script manually and validating the failure.
Resolution: These alerts were occurring due to failures which were occurring on both a rule and a monitor. The rule name is “Percent Bandwidth Used Total”. The monitor name is “Percent Bandwidth Used Total”. To stop these alerts, we created a group which contained the Windows computers that had the HP teamed network adapters. Next we created an override to disable the rule and the monitor for this group of systems.
Screenshot of the monitor: