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

OMS: Container Monitoring solution GA

It’s always great to get new functionality into OMS, today the Container Monitoring solution goes into general availability.

Solution Summary

  • See information about all container hosts in a single location
  • Know which containers are running, what image they’re running, and where they’re running
  • See an audit trail for actions on containers
  • Troubleshoot by viewing and searching centralized logs without remote login to the Docker hosts
  • Find containers that may be “noisy neighbors” and consuming excess resources on a host
  • View centralized CPU, memory, storage, and network usage and performance information for containers

New with GA

  • Kubernetes cluster awareness with at-a-glance hierarchy inventory from Kubernetes cluster to pods
  • New Kubernetes events
  • Capture custom pod labels and provides custom complex search filters
  • Provides container process information
  • Container Node Inventory including storage, network, orchestration type, and Docker version

Learn more here

Create your free subscription for OMS here

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 / SCVMM 2016: Updated HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center

HP has updated HPE Oneview for Microsoft System Center to v8.3 and this of course includes their monitoring with SCOM. Learn more and get it here.

HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center (HPE Storage Integrations) provides a comprehensive integration of HPE Storage, HPE Servers, HPE Blade System and HPE Virtual Connect with Microsoft System Center.  It provides administrators to manage and monitor their HPE infrastructure running in Microsoft environments with a “single pane-of-glass” view for system health and alerting, driver and firmware updates, OS deployment, detailed inventory, storage and VM management, and HPE fabric visualization.  Administrators can gain greater control of their technology environments reducing the risk of downtime and enabling a faster response.

New in this version:

  • Support for Gen10 SNAP1 Hardware and SPP.
  • Support for HPE OneView 3.0 and 3.1.
  • HPE OneView Management Pack will include:
    • Support for Host name details.
    • Support for operating system name for Gen10 servers.
    • Support for SDX, XL and ML servers.
    • Remote support warranty information.
    • IPV6 support for system center operations manager to be included.
  • Storage Management Pack will include:
    • Support StoreVirtual OS 12.7 and 13.5.
    • Supports 3PAR StoreServ 9450.
    • Supports 3PAR StoreServ 20800 R2/20840 R2/20850 R2.
    • Supports MSA 2050.
    • Monitoring of File Persona components for HPE 3PAR StoreServ.
  • SCVMM Fabric Management Add-in will include:
    • Support for Gen10 servers.
    • Support for HPE OneView 3.0 and 3.1 features such as: multi logical interconnects per enclosure, logical enclosures, and FCoE networks.
    • Display of SCVMM Virtual Network Adapters and HPE OneView Logical Interconnects information in the Host Details view.
    • Supports backward compatibility for HPE OneView 3.0.
    • Support for having a Virtual Network Adapter (VNA) as a Management NIC.
    • VM creation wizard is modified, to replace HPE OneView resources with HPE 3PAR StoreServ and HPE StoreVirtual storage, for provisioning.
    • Support for HPE 3PAR StoreServ 9450.
    • Support for HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20800 R2/20840 R2/20850 R2.
    • Support for HPE StoreVirtual OS 12.7 and 13.5.

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

OMS / SCOM: Service Map integration with SCOM now in public preview

Hot off the press integration between OMS Service Map and SCOM Distributed applications is now in public preview.

This is a feature that I for one have been looking forward to for quite some time and I hope this is only a glimpse into the possibilities of having OMS and SCOM leverage off each other in the future.

Documentation is available here

Get the MP here

Screenshots courtesy of the MS OMS Blog

OMS Service Map

Integrated SCOM Distributed Application

SCOM 2016: Error while connecting to management server: The client has been disconnected from the server

When trying to install a second management server in a SCOM 2016 management group, after entering the OpsDB details,  a few moments later the wizard would return to the SQL details screen.

A brief investigation revealed the following error in the installation log file (OpsMgrSetupWizard.txt this is your best friend for troubleshooting SCOM installations):

Info:Error while connecting to management server: The client has been disconnected from the server. Please call ManagementGroup.Reconnect() to reestablish the connection.
Error: :Couldn’t connect to mgt server stack: : Threw Exception.Type: Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Common.ServerDisconnectedException, Exception Error Code: 0x80131500, Exception.Message: The client has been disconnected from the server. Please call ManagementGroup.Reconnect() to reestablish the connection.

First confirming that the Data Access service was in fact running on the original management server and that a connection could be made to the SDK.

It turns out that the two servers times were out of sync by more than 5 minutes causing a Keberos time skew. After correcting the server time the second management server installed with no issues.

Management Pack Recap – July 2017 Wave

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

Microsoft Azure Stack MP v1.0.1.0here
SQL Server Management Packs v6.7.31.0 – 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