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Management Pack Recap – May 2019 Wave

This is a summary of the wave of Management Packs that were released in May 2019. Information and download location in the links provided:

Lenovo Hardware Management Pack v7.6.0.8here

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

Create interactive reports with Azure Monitor workbooks

A new feature in Azure, Workbooks combine text, Analytics queries, Azure Metrics, and parameters into rich interactive reports. 

For those of your familiar with SCOM, think of workbooks as a pre-bundled set of metrics similar to the dashboards you are already familiar with. It offers a simple method to share useful dashboards which can also be copied and exported.

Let’s dive right in.

So how do I find them?

Simply navigate to Monitor in the Azure portal and click on Workbooks, currently in preview at the time of this article.

Whats available currently?

There are several pre-build templates out of the box as well as a GIT available as a repository for additional templates.

VM Metrics Example

Below are several sample outputs of the various workbooks, not only do they look good but they also contain rich useful information on every object in your subscription that is metric enabled.

Management Pack Recap – January 2019 Wave

This is a summary of the wave of Management Packs that were released in January 2019. Information and download location in the links provided:

SSRS2017+ MP now with Power BI Reporting v7.0.12.0here

Sharepoint 2019 MP v16.0.11308.30000here

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: 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+.

Management Pack Recap – December 2018 Wave

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

Lenovo Hardware Management Pack v7.5.0.6here
File Services Management Pack for Windows Server 2016 and 1709+here
Windows Server DHCP 2012 Management Pack v6.0.7309.0  – here
Cluster Services MPhere
Skype for Business Server 2019here

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 File Services Management Pack for Windows Server 2016 and 1709+

A new management pack has been released for Windows Server 2016 and later File Services they are available for download the the following locations

Server 2016 and 1709+here

Server 2012here

Features

Includes new and updated monitoring for File Services, iSCI, DFS and DFS replication

File Services

  • DeDuplication – Stay current
  • FSRM
  • Support for clustered namespaces
  • Support for clustered replication group members
  • Agentless monitoring
  • More detailed product knowledge
  • Support for clustered replication group members
  • Agentless monitoring
  • iSCSI – iSCSI Target is built inbox first time in Server 2016. This is the first version integrated with File Server.
  • NFS – Stay current.
  • SMB – New

DFS Namespaces

Documentation updated to reflect Server 1709+

DFS Replication

New Support for Server 1709+

Management Pack Recap – October 2018 Wave

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

Active Directory Domain Services MP v10.0.2.2here
Azure Management Pack v1.6.0.0here

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