Category Archives: SCOM 2016

SCOM: Updated Lenovo Hardware Management Pack v7.6.0.8

A new version of the Lenovo Hardware management pack is available get it here

What’s New

  • View and monitor XClarity Integrator Service in the Operations Manager console.
  • Disable BMC node auto-discovery and authentication by default.
  • Support to only manage the BMC of servers already managed by Operations Manager.
  • Monitor the BMC authentication state.
  • Support to remove BMC nodes in batch.
  • Support Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2019.

SCOM 2016: UR7 is Live

Update rollup 7 for SCOM is now available as usual you can get it through windows update or here

How to guide – here note the known issues and slight change to getting started.

A decent update with quite a few fixes listed below:

Improvements and issues that are fixed


  • Fixed: Cannot use SQLOleDB.dll to probe databases like Oracle/MySQL.
  • Improved the performance of SCOM console in listing the groups.
  • Operations Manager grooms out the alert history only on an alert closure.
  • Agents by Health State report shows duplicate agent names.
  • Users of a scoped group are not able to use the Console.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented addition of a group in the Storage Spaces Direct 2016 management pack dashboard.
  • SCOM Network Device Re-Discovery now probes for SNMP V3 devices too.
  • Fixed re-registering for SNMP Traps in the Proxy Management Server.
  • Windows Computer Property “NetbiosDomainName” is not discovered properly.
  • SCOM console crashes while trying to connect to Azure Log Analytics and Azure Monitor.
  • Linux agent is not able to get the correct version and port details for JBoss EAP 7.1.
  • An issue that lead to creation of multiple empty temp files in the /tmp directory of Linux servers has been fixed.
  • Fixed the formatting issue with the output for the task ‘Top10 CPU Processes’ when using Windows Management Infrastructure (MI) APIs.
  • XPlat agent now supports monitoring of SUSE-11 SP4 platform with Security Module installed on it for TLS 1.2 compliance.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the corruption of /etc/login.cfg file on AIX 7 machines during install/upgrade of the agent.
  • AIX Agent is now transitioned to 64-bit package to accommodate more stack and heap space if needed to avoid any stack/heap overflow which occasionally leads to heartbeat failure.
  • Free memory calculation accommodated appropriately on RHEL-7 platform.

SCOM: Updated IBM Storage MP v2.7.0

It’s been a little while since we’ve talked about the IBM Storage MP and there have been some improvements, as always you can get it here but remember you will need the serial number of your IBM device in order to download.

So what’s new?

Version 2.7.0 adds support for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2016 and the following storage system releases:

  • IBM FlashSystem® A9000 versions 12.0.x, 12.1.x, and 12.2.x
  • IBM FlashSystem A9000R versions 12.0.x, 12.1.x, and 12.2.x
  • IBM® Storwize® V3500 versions 7.8 and 8.1.x
  • IBM Storwize V3700 version 7.8 and 8.1.x
  • IBM Storwize V5000 version 7.8 and 8.1.x
  • IBM Storwize V7000 version 7.8 and 8.1.x
  • IBM SAN Volume Controller version 7.8 and 8.1.x
  • IBM FlashSystem V9000 7.8 and 8.1.x
  • IBM DS8880 8.2 and 8.3

This version also includes the following enhancement:

The following properties have been added to the IBM Storage Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager user interface for the IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ Family management pack to make it easier to distinguish between different IBM Spectrum Virtualize Family storage systems being managed:

  • code_level: The software release version on the storage system being managed.
  • product_name: The IBM product name of the storage system being managed.

SCOM: Updated MP For Windows Server 2016 and 1709+ v10.1.0.0

The updated version of Windows Server Operating System 2016 and 1709 Plus can be found here

New in this version

  • Added Microsoft.Windows.Server.Html5.Dashboard.mp
  • Updated WMI query exceptions scenarios for OS discovery
  • Fixed  “Process and Port Monitoring” ProcessCmdDim table grooming bugs
  • Added support Logical Disk Volume Information task for Windows Server 2019
  • Added support Display Server Statistics for Windows Server 2019
  • Fixed incorrect frequency and threshold values for CPU Percentage Utilization, CPU DPC Time Percentage, CPU Percentage Interrupt Time monitors

SCOM: Updated Dell EMC OpenManage Integration Version 7.1

The new version is available for download here

Product features
The Dell EMC Server Management Pack 7.1 for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager enables the user to:
-Discover and classify the following Dell EMC devices:
1.Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers-using license-free monitoring, and license-based monitoring using iSM.
2.Dell Remote Access Controllers (DRAC)
3.Supported Dell Precision Racks
4.Supported Dell EMC devices through OMSA or iSM based on your requirements.

The Dell EMC OpenManage Integration 7.1 for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager enables the user to:
-Discover and classify the following Dell EMC devices:
1.Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers-Using license-based monitoring using iDRAC WS-MAN
2.Dell EMC Chassis-PowerEdge FX2/ FX2s, PowerEdge VRTX, PowerEdge M1000e, PowerEdge MX7000 Chassis, and Dell OEM Ready Chassis
3.Dell EMC Network Switches-M-Series, Z-Series, N-Series, and S-Series switches
4.Supports OpenManage Enterprise-Modular
5.Supported Dell Precision Racks
6.Supported Dell EMC devices through iDRAC using WS-MAN
7.Dell EMC Chassis Modular Server Correlation feature

-View, analyze, and resolve alerts using Knowledge Base (KB) articles.
-Perform various tasks on the discovered Dell EMC devices.
-View reports for discovered Dell EMC devices.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes: N/A

Enhancements:
1.Dell EMC OMIMSSC version 7.1 is a ready to deploy virtual machine available as a .vhd file
2.Discovery of devices and overrides through Appliance.
3.Synchronize all Dell EMC devices discovered in the enrolled Operations Manager environment with OMIMSSC.
4.Supports Discovery, Health Monitoring and Alerts for Dell EMC Network Switches of S, M, N and Z Series.
5.Discover and Monitor OpenManage Enterprise – Modular.
6.Supports OpenManage Enterprise – Modular alerts.
7.Supports OpenManage Enterprise – Modular performance metrics.
8.Server and Chassis Performance monitoring graphs View.

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SCOM: Updated Windows Server 2016 and 1709+ DNS Monitoring MP v10.0.9.2

A new version of the Windows server 2016 and DNS 1706+ Mp is available get it here

Fixed in this version

• Fixed bug: Problem with DNS Zones Discovery for large number of zones.
• Fixed bug: Problem with stub zones discovery.
• Fixed bug: False alerts for “DNS unused Zone Detected”.
• Introduced support for Windows Server 1709+ operating system.
• Rebranded the display strings and knowledge base articles according to the supported
versions of the operating systems: Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and 1709+.

SCOM: New management pack for Sharepoint 2019

A new management pack for SharePoint 2019 is now available get it here


This is a tricky management pack to configure so read the guide carefully

The highly collaborative environment provided by SharePoint 2019 offers rich support for working across organisational and geographical boundaries. The groups who perform this work have spurred its adoption, quickly recognising it as a solution for collaboration challenges. This management pack facilitates management of identified environments by monitoring the health of the components of these environments that affect performance and availability. The monitored components include:

  • SharePoint 2019 -related services (Timer, Tracing, and Search)
  • SharePoint 2019 -related events
  • Internet Information Services-related events (Only events emitted from SharePoint Application not from IIS)
  • Microsoft SQL Server™ database-related events (Only events emitted from SharePoint Application not from SQL Server)
  • SharePoint 2019 server performance.

SCOM: SSRS2017+ MP now with Power BI Reporting v7.0.12.0

An update to SQL Server Reporting Services 2017+ Management Pack is released. This update introduces Power BI Report Server monitoring capabilities to the existing SSRS MP. It considers Power BI Report Server as a special kind of SSRS and provides the same monitoring for PBIRS instances as it does for SSRS instances.

It’s great to see new features like this, Power BI is a powerful tool.

Get it here