Category Archives: Management Pack

Management Pack Recap – July 2018 Wave

This is a summary of the wave of Management Packs that were released in July 2018. Information and download location in the links provided:

SQL Server 2017+ SSRS and SSAS v7.0.8.0here
All other SQL Server MPs v7.0.7.0here
Open Source Software OSS MPs v7.7.1129.0 – here
File and Folder MP from SAVision v1.1 – here

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 1801: Updated management packs for Open Source Software OSS v7.7.1129.0

The updated Management packs for OSS MySQL and Apache can be found here.

The Management Packs for Open Source Software enable discovering, monitoring, and managing MySQL Server and Apache HTTP Server. They provide reactive and proactive monitoring of MySQL Server and Apache HTTP Server running on Linux operating systems. The monitoring provided by the Open Source Software management packs includes availability and configuration monitoring, performance data collection, and default thresholds. In addition to health monitoring capabilities, the Open Source Software management packs include reports, diagnostics, tasks, and views that enable near real-time diagnosis and resolution of detected issues.

       

SCOM 1801: Updates management packs for SQL Server v7.0.7.0

New versions of the SQL MPs have been released you can get them using the links below:

SQL Server

SQL Server 2017+ –  here
SQL Server 2016here
SQL Server 2014here
SQL Server 2008-2012here

SSAS

SSAS 2016 – here
SSAS 2014 – here
SSAS 2012 – here
SSAS 2008 – here

SSRS (Native Mode)

SSRS 2016 – here
SSRS 2014 – here
SSRS 2012 – here
SSRS 2008 – here

SQL Server 2017+ MP New Features and Fixes

  • Implemented an ability to monitor SQL Server Cluster instances locally; formerly, it was possible only in Agentless and Mixed modes
  • Added the SSIS monitoring
  • Added the “Exclude List” property in DB Engine Discovery in order to filter instances, which are not subject to monitoring
  • Added the “Exclude List” property in DB Discovery in order to filter databases, which are not subject to monitoring
  • Implemented a feature: both “Exclude List” properties support usage of the asterisk character to make the filter more flexible; e.g. “*temp” is used to exclude instances/databases ending with “temp” and having anything in the beginning
  • Added the “Computers” view
  • Added the “ClusterName” property to the AG class and updated AG alerts in order to display the property within
  • Updated the “SP Compliance” monitor in order to support the Modern Servicing Model for SQL Server: the monitor will check build number instead of Service Pack number
  • Updated the “SPN Status” monitor so that it requires only a single SPN record when only TCP/IP is enabled and the instance is the default one
  • Updated the “Database Backup Status” monitor: it is disabled by default now
  • Updated the DB Space monitors so that their alert descriptions include the actual value of space available
  • Updated the “Configuration Security” section in the guide
  • Fixed issue: The “Database Health Policy” monitor ignores the “Critical” state (on Windows only)
  • Fixed issue: The “Alert severity” property of the “DB File Free Space Left” monitor has incorrect Default Value
  • Fixed issue: The “DB Filegroup Fx Container” rollup monitor has an alert parameter with a wrong value within
  • Fixed issue: “Resource Pool Memory consumption” monitor may not change its state to “Critical” for the “default” resource pool
  • Fixed issue: “Number of Samples” parameter of “Resource Pool Memory consumption” alert displays incorrect data
  • Fixed issue: Missed image resources in the SQL Server 2017+ Core Library
  • Fixed issue: “The agent is suspect. No response within last minutes” alerting rule does not catch appropriate events due to the wrong source

SQL Server 2014-2016 MP New Features and Fixes

  • Updated alert severity in some monitors
  • Updated the display strings
  • Updated the “Max worker thread count” data source of the corresponding monitor and performance rule
  • Fixed issue: In some environments, DB Space workflows fail when a secondary database is non-readable
  • Fixed issue: The “Transaction Log Free Space (%)” monitor does not work
  • Fixed issue: The “The agent is suspect. No response within last minutes” alerting rule does not catch appropriate events due to a wrong source

SQL Server 2008-2012 MP New Features and Fixes

  • Fixed issue: In some environments, DB Space workflows fail when a secondary database is non-readable
  • Fixed issue: The “The agent is suspect. No response within last minutes” alerting rule does not catch appropriate events due to a wrong source
  • Fixed issue: The “DB File Space” monitor in the SQL 2008 management pack throws error events due to the unnecessary $ character in its alert configuration
  • Updated the “Max worker thread count” data source of the corresponding monitor and performance rule
  • Fixed issue: The “Transaction Log Free Space (%)” monitor does not work

SSAS 2008-2016 MP New Features and Fixes

  • Updated the Visualization Library

SSRS 2008-2016 MP New Features and Fixes

  • Added support for cases when a connection string of the SSRS instance to the SSRS Database is not in the “MachineName\InstanceName” format; e.g., “<IP Address>, <Port Number>” or “(local)”, etc. Such connection strings are fully supported for default SQL Server instances hosting the SSRS Database. If the instance is named, workflows targeted at the SSRS Instance object work properly, but those targeted at the Deployment object cannot work, as there is no possibility to learn the FQDN of the server.
  • Updated the Deployment Seed discovery so that it does not check if the SQL Server instance hosting the SSRS Database is running
  • Updated the Visualization Library

Management Pack Recap – June 2018 Wave

This is a summary of the wave of Management Packs that were released in June 2018. Information and download location in the links provided:

DELL EMC Enterprise Storage Integrator v5.2.0.9 – Available from Vendor
HYCU Management Pack for Nutanix  v2.5.0.1811 – Available from Vendor
Windows Server 2016 and 1709 Plus MP v10.0.21.0here

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 1801: Updated MP for Windows Server 2016 and 1709 Plus v10.0.21.0

An updated management pack has been released for Windows Server 2016 and 1709 Plus get it here

My colleague Kevin Holman has written a fantastic article on the new features in this management pack available here.

The article includes a word of caution regarding the new Port and Process monitoring MP as it can overwhelm your Data Warehouse if you turn this on indiscriminately.

Management Pack Recap – May 2018 Wave

This is a summary of the wave of Management Packs that were released in May 2018. Information and download location in the links provided:

EMC Storage Integrator v5.1.0.3 – Available from vendor
Huawei Storage v2.0.0.11 – Available from vendor
Lenovo Storage v7.4.0.6 – Available from vendor
Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics 1.8here
Cisco UCS v4.1.2.0 – Available from vendor
Citrix MP for Xenapp6 v1.45.110.0 – Available from vendor
Veeam Backup MP v8.0.0.2451 – Available from vendor
Fujitsu PRIMERGY MP v8.4.1.0 – Available from vendor
Citrix Netscalar MP v1.17.93.0 – Available from vendor

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 1801: Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics Management Pack updated for 1.9

The ATA management pack has been updated to include support for ATA 1.9 get it here

What is Advanced Threat Analytics?

Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) is an on-premises platform that helps protect your enterprise from multiple types of advanced targeted cyber attacks and insider threats.

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Management Pack Recap – April 2018 Wave

This is a summary of the wave of Management Packs that were released in April 2018. Information and download location in the links provided:

Fujitsu PRIMERGY Out-Of-Band Serverhere
SQL Server Management Packs v7.0.4.0here

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