Category Archives: Management Pack

SCOM 2016: Updated MP for Microsoft Azure Stack v1.0.1.0

An updated management pack has been released for Microsoft Azure Stack, version 1.0.1.0 is available here.

Azure Stack is an extension of Azure, bringing the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments. Only Azure Stack lets you deliver Azure services from your organization’s datacenter, while balancing the right amount of flexibility and control—for truly-consistent hybrid cloud deployments.

New in this version:

  • Implemented “Edit Deployment” wizard.
  • Improved the authentication by means of Azure Active Directory (UPN authentication) and Active Directory Federation Services (UPN and AD FS SPN authentication).
  • Implemented UI improvements in “Add Deployment” wizard.
  • Implemented the Capacity Dashboard.
  • Implemented Auto Maintenance Mode Monitoring Rule that checks if any updates are run on Azure Stack regions and switches regions that are being updated to maintenance mode in Operations Manager. Implemented Turn Off Auto Maintenance Mode and Turn On Auto Maintenance Mode tasks to manually disable and enable the Auto Maintenance Mode.
  • Implemented improvements to reflect changes in the API.
  • Updated the display strings.
  • Added a workaround to support Alert names and descriptions to be displayed in the Operations Manager Reports as a plain text.

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.