Monitoring Windows Services States is one of the most common requests that I’ve seen on forums, groups and blog posts. My fellow MVP and OMS expert Stefan Roth wrote a similar blog post titled OMS – Monitor Windows Services / Processes. I would suggest to check it out as well. The approach I will show […]
I spent the last 3 weeks telling people that this wasn’t a SCOM problem… I had to eat crow today when we proved it was. I’d like to know if anyone else is seeing this in their environment or how they’ve handled it if they did see it. There is a monitor (Agent Processor Utilization) […]
A good part of having a blog that sometimes you are being contacted to have a look at new solutions. Fro such new solution I was contacted by F5 and Comtrade. Comtrade is developing a Management Pack for SCOM that will monitor F5 BIG-IQ devices. Trough monitoring BIG-IQ the soloution provides also monitoring for BIG-IP. […]
Recently I was looking how to monitor Kemp LoadMaster devices with SCOM. I was able to discover them trough SCOM as Network Devices but that was the only thing and it was not enough. Fortunately fellow MVP Daniele Grandini decided to help me and develop Kemp LoadMaster Management Pack. He was the main driver for […]
Cameron Fuller made small but nice management pack that will alert you when your Windows Server is not activated. Unfortunately this was in 2009 and now the MP does not work with latest version – Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. I’ve contacted Cameron to ask him to test a modified by me […]
Release several hours ago a new Management Pack for SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services. There is also a version for SQL 2008 Analysis Services. But I will focus this blog post on the 2012 version. The SQL Server Management Pack provides some monitoring for SQL Analysis Services but does not goes too deep and now […]
In the past I’ve tried Multi-Tenant RRAS Management Pack with NVGRE Gateway that was not in the cluster. Recently I was able to try the MP with NVGRE Gateway cluster but I’ve met some challenges. Even though I’ve configured the override for Network name dependency discovered as instance of Virtual Server the cluster couldn’t be […]
If you are still on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and not migrated to R2 do not worry Microsoft hasn’t forgot you. The Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V MP received small update to fix some bugs. You can download the new version here.
The SQL MP which had new version just last month now is updated again. The previous release had some bugs which were addressed and fixed quickly: Fixed CPU Utilization Monitor Fixed SQL Server seed discovery for WoW64 environments Alert severity of Average Wait Time Monitor was changed to Warning, added consecutive sampling to reduce noise, […]
Two SharePoint 2013 MPs are updated and as both have common code the fix is same for both: Fix report not working issue, version 15.0.4557.1000 Download SharePoint Server 2013 MP from here and SharePoint Foundation 2013 from here.