Monthly Archives: November 2014

SCOM: Updated Management Pack for Microsoft Windows Server File & iSCSI Services 2012

Microsoft has released an updated System Center 2012 Management Pack for Microsoft Windows Server File & iSCSI Services 2012 it is now on version 7.1.10100.0 and is available for download here.

System Center 2012 Management Pack for Microsoft Windows Server File & iSCSI Services 2012. This version of Management Pack for File Server 2012 includes the following changes:

    • DeDuplication – Stay current
    • FSRM
    • Support for clustered namespaces
    • Support for clustered replication group members
    • Agentless monitoring
    • More detailed product knowledge
    • Support for clustered replication group members
    • Agentless monitoring
    • iSCSI – iSCSI Target is built inbox first time in Server 2012. This is the first version integrated with File Server.
    • NFS – Stay current.
    • SMB – New

SCOM: Updated SQL Managment Packs SSRS and SSAS 6.5.2.0

Microsoft has released a new version of several SQL Management Packs, they are now on version 6.5.2.0 and are available for download at the links below:

SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services – Available here
SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services  – Available here
SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services  – Available here

SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services – Available here
SQL Server 2014 Analysis Services – Available here

This version of the SQL Server Analysis Services management packs contain several new features:

New features

  • New version of Generic Presentation Management Pack has been introduced
  • Summary dashboard for SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Instances with drill-down to SQL Services Analysis Services 2012 Database dashboard
  • Summary dashboard for SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Databases
  • Cross-version views
  • CPU utilization monitoring scenario on SSAS Instance level
  • New performance collection rules are introduced:
    • SSAS 2012: Database Disk Free Space (GB)
    • SSAS 2012: Database Drive Space Used By Others (GB)
    • SSAS 2012: Cache Evictions/sec
    • SSAS 2012: Cache Inserts/sec
    • SSAS 2012: Cache KB added/sec
    • SSAS 2012: CPU utilization (%)
    • SSAS 2012: Processing Rows read/sec
    • SSAS 2012: Storage Engine Query Rows sent/sec

Improvements:

  • Icons for various classes are updated
  • Performance counters object names are updated

Fixes:

  • An issue related to the discovery of a non-cluster instance on a cluster virtual node is fixed
  • Some other minor fixes

SCOM 2012 SP1: Update Rollup 8

Microsoft has recently released a new update rollup for SCOM 2012 SP1, it’s good to see that they are continuing support for the clients that havent migrated to R2 yet.

The update is available for download here and fixes the following issues:

  • The Health Service bouncing that is caused by high memory usage in the MonitoringHost process.
  • This update includes a fix to prevent resynchronization of all managed entities from the Operations Manager to the Operations Manager Data Warehouse (OMDW) database and to prevent the failure to sync that this causes because of duplicate entries. The duplicate entries cause the following exception to occur:
    Description:
    Data was written to the Data Warehouse staging area but processing failed on one of the successive operations.
    Exception ‘SqlException’: Sql execution failed. Error 2627, Level 14, State 1, Procedure ManagedEntityChange, Line 367, Message: Violation of UNIQUE KEY constraint ‘UN_ManagedEntityProperty_ManagedEntityRowIdFromDAteTime’. Cannot insert duplicate key in object ‘dbo.ManagedEntityProperty’.

  • The import of Visualization.component.library and Visualization.library binary files (.mpb) fails. The import succeeds on a successive try.
  • System Center Operations Manager agents randomly time out when authenticating to the Gateway or Management Server because of domain controller or network performance issues. The time-out value was set to 1 second earlier. A fix was made to increase server time out to-20 seconds and client time out to 5 minutes.