Category Archives: Management Pack

SCOM 2016: Updated MPs for SQL Server v7.0.0.0

The new management packs for SQL Server have been released get them at the links below:

SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2014

SQL Server (2008-2012)

SQL Server Dashboards

 

New SQL Server 2008-2012 MP Features and Fixes

  • The version of the management packs was significantly increased as the SQL Server MP product family was extended with brand new management packs for SQL Server 2017+ and SQL Server 2017+ Replication. The new management packs are designed to monitor SQL Server 2017 and the upcoming versions.
  • Reimplemented Always On workflows to enable monitoring of Availability Groups hosting over 200 databases
  • Updated alert descriptions of Availability Group monitors: added cluster name and primary replica name
  • Implemented 3 alerting rules for events #5105 (error with physical file access), #833 (IO request has taken longer than 15 seconds), and #41144 (AO availability group failed); they are disabled by default
  • Added debug information to Always On monitoring scripts
  • Disabled the alerting rule for event #18456 by default
  • Fixed issue: Invalid encoding of SQL names in Always On console tasks
  • Fixed issue: Invalid encoding of SQL instance names in Always On console tasks

 New SQL Server 2014 MP Features and Fixes

  • The version of the management packs was significantly increased as the SQL Server MP product family was extended with brand new management packs for SQL Server 2017+ and SQL Server 2017+ Replication. The new management packs are designed to monitor SQL Server 2017 and the upcoming versions.
  • Reimplemented Always On workflows to enable monitoring of Availability Groups hosting over 200 databases
  • Updated alert descriptions of Availability Group monitors: added cluster name and primary replica name
  • Implemented 3 alerting rules for events #5105 (error with physical file access), #833 (IO request has taken longer than 15 seconds), and #41144 (AO availability group failed); they are disabled by default
  • Implemented “MSSQL 2014/16: HTTP Storage: Avg. Bytes/Transfer” performance rule
  • Added debug information to Always On monitoring scripts
  • Disabled the alerting rule for event #18456 by default
  • Fixed issue: Invalid encoding of SQL names in Always On console tasks
  • Fixed issue: Invalid encoding of SQL instance names in Always On console tasks

New SQL Server 2016 MP Features and Fixes

  • The version of the management packs was significantly increased as the SQL Server MP product family was extended with brand new management packs for SQL Server 2017+ and SQL Server 2017+ Replication. The new management packs are designed to monitor SQL Server 2017 and the upcoming versions.
  • Reimplemented Always On workflows to enable monitoring of Availability Groups hosting over 200 databases
  • Updated alert descriptions of Availability Group monitors: added cluster name and primary replica name
  • Implemented 3 alerting rules for events #5105 (error with physical file access), #833 (IO request has taken longer than 15 seconds), and #41144 (AO availability group failed); they are disabled by default
  • Added debug information to Always On monitoring scripts
  • Implemented “MSSQL 2014/16: HTTP Storage: Avg. Bytes/Transfer” performance rule
  • Enabled Memory-Optimized workflows for all editions of SQL Server 2016 by default, so far as all editions now support Memory-Optimized Data since SP1
  • Disabled the alerting rule for event #18456 by default
  • Optimized ProbeAction for User Resource Pool Memory workflows
  • Fixed issue: Invalid encoding of SQL names in Always On console tasks
  • Fixed issue: “XTP Configuration” monitor is in healthy state when XTP filegroup container and the transaction log are placed on different volumes of a physical disk
  • Fixed issue: Incorrect publishers’ names for SSIS EventCollection rules (SQL2016)
  • Fixed issue: GetSQL2016DBEngineWinServState.js crashes when getting neither “true” nor “false” as the second parameter (CheckStartupType)
  • Fixed issue: Invalid encoding of SQL instance names in Always On console tasks
  • Fixed issue: XTP Configuration monitor is always in Warning state for SQL Server 2016 Standard edition

SQL Server Dashboards MP

  • No changes introduced; increased the version number to 7.0.0.0 to comply with the current version of SQL Server Management Packs

SCOM 2016: Updated MP for SQL 2017+

Hot off the press an updated management pack for monitoring of SQL 2017 and all future versions of SQL get version 6.7.65.0 here

New in this version:

  • The management pack was reimplemented in order to enable monitoring SQL Server 2017 and all upcoming SQL Server versions
  • Introduced a number of fixes and improvements to functionality, performance, and display strings
  • Reduced the number of files in the management pack
  • Removed dependency on SQL Server Dashboards management pack

SCOM 2016: Updated MP DHCP 2012 v6.0.7307.0

A new version of the DHCP 2012 management pack has been released and has lots of bug fixes, get version 6.0.7307.0 here

Updated in this version:

  • DHCP Failover Server Relationship Discovery was failing as the Scope ID length max limit was 4000. The Scope ID length limit has been increased to 65536.
  • Alert description for “DHCP IPv4 Runtime Service Bound to Static IP Address Monitor”,”DHCP Dependent Service Health Monitor”,”DHCP Database Integrity Monitor” have been updated, users can comprehend and troubleshoot the situation better with such information.
  • To reduce the alert noise created with multiple alerts of same type, the alert rules “DHCP Back Up Database Warning Rule”, “DHCP IPv4 Runtime DNS Registration Rule”,” DHCP IPv4 Runtime Users Group Configuration Rule” and “DHCP Database Integrity Warning Rule” are suppressed so that only the alert count increases and not generate new alerts
  • “Collect ALL DHCP Server Performance Data” rule has been fixed to ingest right data in the registry key, thus indicating the correct health state of the entity
  • “DHCP Performance Health Monitor” which was always in not-monitored state has been rectified to correctly show the health state of the entity it monitors
  • “DHCP Server 2012 R2 Super Scope Addresses Available Percentage Monitor” that was failing to change state on critical alerts, has been fixed to show the appropriate state so the users do not miss out on critical state.

Management Pack Recap – September 2017 Wave

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

Talon FAST Storage MP v1.0.0.149 here
Unix and Linux MPs v7.6.1076.0  – 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 2016: Updated MP DHCP 2016 v10.0.9.0

A new version of the DHCP 2016 management pack has been released get version 10.0.9.0 here

Changes in this version:

  • Fixed issue: DHCP Failover Server Relationship Discovery was failing as the Scope ID length max limit was 4000. The Scope ID length limit has been increased to 65536.
  • Fixed issue: Alert description for “DHCP IPv4 Runtime Service Bound to Static IP Address Monitor”,”DHCP Dependent Service Health Monitor”,”DHCP Database Integrity Monitor” have been updated, users can comprehend and troubleshoot the situation better with such information.
  • Fixed issue: To reduce the alert noise created with multiple alerts of same type, the alert rules “DHCP Back Up Database Warning Rule”, “DHCP IPv4 Runtime DNS Registration Rule”,” DHCP IPv4 Runtime Users Group Configuration Rule” and “DHCP Database Integrity Warning Rule” are suppressed so that only the alert count increases and not generate new alerts
  • Fixed issue: “Collect ALL DHCP Server Performance Data” rule has been fixed to ingest right data in the registry key, thus indicating the correct health state of the entity
  • Fixed issue: “DHCP Performance Health Monitor” which was always in not-monitored state has been rectified to correctly show the health state of the entity it monitors
  • Fixed issue: “DHCP Server 2012 R2 Super Scope Addresses Available Percentage Monitor” that was failing to change state on critical alerts, has been fixed to show the appropriate state so the users do not miss out on critical state.

SCOM: Updated MP for Talon FAST Storage v1.0.0.149

Talon have released an updated version of their FAST storage management pack for SCOM get it here.

In this version

  • Operational Management
    • Systems level inventory
    • Patch level inventory
  • Availability Management
    • Systems Health Status
    • Event Viewer
    • SCOM alerting
    • i.e. Key services not running
  • Systems Optimization
    • % Cache Utilized
    • Cache Purge alert via SCOM

Management Pack Recap – August 2017 Wave

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

OMS Service Map / SCOM Integration MP (Public Preview)here
Comtrade MP for Nutanixhere
HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center 8.3 and related MPshere
Amazon Web services AWS MP v2.6.0.2here

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 2016: Updated management pack for Amazon Web services AWS v2.6.0.2

A new version for the Amazon Web Services MP get version 2.6.0.2 here

New in this version:

  • Proxy support. The management pack can be configured to make all AWS calls to a proxy server.
  • Updated management pack objects to contain the region name.
  • Renamed ELB, Instance, Volume performance counter units.

SCOM 2016: Comtrade MP for Nutanix

Comtrade has released a new management pack for monitoring Nutanix solutions.

Comtrade has in the past released high quality management packs for monitoring systems such Citrix XEN amongst others. The Nutanix management pack offers the below features:

 

 

 

 

 

 

As well as:

  • Automatically detect VMs running business-critical workloads
  • Detect resource bottlenecks before they start affecting end-users
  • Correlate application’s performance with performance of the rest of the application-delivery infrastructure
  • Ensure application availability by maintaining successful protection domain replication
  • Forecast performance trends and properly size Nutanix so you don’t run out of resources
  • Use Nutanix-Citrix SuperPack to quickly identify, eliminate and fix issues that would impact Citrix end-users

 

For a trial or more information go here