SCOM: Updated NiCE DB2 MP 4.20

Another updated MP released over at NiCE this time for IBM DB2 get more info here.

New with this release

  • Feature: Support of DB2 BLU Acceleration
  • Feature: Monitoring of InDoubt Transactions
  • Security: Support of DB2 restrictive databases
  • Security: Support of non-root setup and operation
  • Security: DB2 Instance attach extensions for user and password options
  • Platform: New platform support for IBM AIX 7.2
  • Platform: Support of non-standard paths for both installation path and instance user home directory

SCOM: Updated NiCE PowerHA MP 1.20

Our friends at NiCE have released an updated MP for PowerHA go here for more info.

What´s new with this release

  • Logical Disk Monitoring for Cluster File Systems
  • No False Files Systems Alarms from Microsoft® AIX Management Pack anymore!
  • Cluster-aligned Service Model
  • Improved Discovery for Cluster Resources
  • Updated Product Knowledge

SCOM 2016: Updated SQL MPs 6.7.20.0

New SQL management packs were released recently, get them at the links below:

SQL Server 2008/2012 – here
SQL Server 2014  – here
SQL Server 2016 – here

Updates and fixes

SQL Server 2008/2012

  • Fixed issue: GetSQL20XXSPNState.vbs fails when domain controller is Read-Only
  • Fixed issue: SQL ADODB “IsServiceRunning” function always uses localhost instead of server name

Dashboards

  • No changes introduced; the version is increased to comply with the current version of SQL Server MP

Management Pack Recap – March 2017 Wave

This is a summary of the wave of Management Packs that were released in March 2017. Information and download location in the links provided:

Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services MP v10.0.5.0here
Office 365 MP v7.1.5138.0 – here
Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V MP v10.0.8.0here

If you know of any other Management Packs that have been released recently that I may have missed leave me a note in the comments and I’ll add them

SCOM: New MP for Office 365 v7.1.5138.0

An updated management pack is available for Office 365 you can get it here.

Updates and Fixes

  • Automatically created SPN is never expired.
  • Fixed issue: no alerts were generated for identical feature names related to different services.
  • Improved discovery logic according to the latest version of Office 365 (support for services with similar display names).
  • Updated “Office 365 Incidents and Messages” section.
  • Updated “Import the Management Pack” section.
  • Updated “Specify permissions your app requires to access Office 365 Management APIs” section.
  • Updated “Appendix: Known issues and troubleshooting” section.

SCOM and Deprecating SHA1 Certificates what you need to know!

With the recent deprivation of SHA1 certificates in favour of the more secure SHA2 it’s important to know that SCOM uses  SHA1 to manage workloads for cross platform monitoring (Unix / Linux).

Have no fear the MS SCOM team have released an article on how to replace your existsing SHA-1 certificates with the newer SHA256 certificates.

It is important to note that you will need to update your 2012 R2 environments to UR 12 and your 2016 environments to UR2 respectivly in order to use the new SHA256 certificates by default.

The article is available here