Monthly Archives: December 2015

SCOM: Updated Windows Server DNS MP v10.0.0.0

A new version of the Windows Server DNS MP has been released it is available for download here.

New in this version:

  • Generic presentation management pack Integration (Management pack with generic views and groups).
  • Generic Management Pack Integration: introduced a common folder structure, which will be used by future releases of Windows Server DNS monitoring packs. This management pack enables version-independent generic views and groups, displaying the information about all versions of Windows Server DNS.

dns

XPost: How to discover a Windows Computer as a Network Device in SCOM 2012

Kevin Holman has written a post on how to  to discover a Windows Computer as a Network Device in SCOM 2012.

The design choice to not allow snmp discovers of windows devices was questioned heavily when it was announced and caused vendor management packs such as  Netbackup not to work.

This is a welcome discovery you can read the full article here. The below is for my record.

 

On the management server which will run the network discovery rules – browse to the following directory:
\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Operations Manager\Server\NetworkMonitoring\rules\discovery

There is a file present in this directory named ic-post-processor.asl
Make a backup copy of this file, I like to name it ic-post-processor.bak, and place this backup copy in the same directly.  Now, edit this file, and change the following lines:

ISWINDOWSHOST(systemObj) do {
if (systemObj->Type == “HOST” && systemObj->Vendor == “MICROSOFT”) {
return TRUE ;
}
if (SEARCHSTRING(systemObj->Description, “Windows”)) {
return TRUE ;
}

systemOIDCheck = “.1.3.6.1.4.1.311.1.1.3.1” ;
if (substring(systemObj->SystemObjectID, 0, sizeof(systemOIDCheck)) == systemOIDCheck) {
return TRUE ;
}
systemOIDCheck = “.1.3.6.1.4.1.99.1.1.3.11” ;
if (substring(systemObj->SystemObjectID, 0, sizeof(systemOIDCheck)) == systemOIDCheck) {
return TRUE ;
}
return FALSE ;
}

to:
ISWINDOWSHOST(systemObj) do {
    if (systemObj->Type == “HOST” && systemObj->Vendor == “MICROSOFT”) {
        return FALSE ;
}
if (SEARCHSTRING(systemObj->Description, “Windows”)) {
return FALSE ;
}
systemOIDCheck = “.1.3.6.1.4.1.311.1.1.3.1” ;
if (substring(systemObj->SystemObjectID, 0, sizeof(systemOIDCheck)) == systemOIDCheck) {
return FALSE ;
}
systemOIDCheck = “.1.3.6.1.4.1.99.1.1.3.11” ;
if (substring(systemObj->SystemObjectID, 0, sizeof(systemOIDCheck)) == systemOIDCheck) {
return FALSE ;
}
return FALSE ;
}

Management Pack Recap – November 2015 Wave

This is a summary of the wave of Management Packs that were released in November 2015. Information and download location in the links provided:

OpsLogix Swift Management Pack V2.5.1.57here
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 Management Pack v14.0.24622.0here
SQL Server v 6.6.3.0here
SQL Server v 6.6.4.0here
Windows Server 2012 DHCP v6.0.7299.0  here
Opslogix VMWare ManagementPack V1.3.1.1 here
Management Pack for Microsoft Azure (Technical Preview) v 1.3.10.0here

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.