Tag Archives: #2012 R2

SCOM: Updated NiCE DB2 MP 4.20

Another updated MP released over at NiCE this time for IBM DB2 get more info here.

New with this release

  • Feature: Support of DB2 BLU Acceleration
  • Feature: Monitoring of InDoubt Transactions
  • Security: Support of DB2 restrictive databases
  • Security: Support of non-root setup and operation
  • Security: DB2 Instance attach extensions for user and password options
  • Platform: New platform support for IBM AIX 7.2
  • Platform: Support of non-standard paths for both installation path and instance user home directory

SCOM: Updated NiCE PowerHA MP 1.20

Our friends at NiCE have released an updated MP for PowerHA go here for more info.

What´s new with this release

  • Logical Disk Monitoring for Cluster File Systems
  • No False Files Systems Alarms from Microsoft® AIX Management Pack anymore!
  • Cluster-aligned Service Model
  • Improved Discovery for Cluster Resources
  • Updated Product Knowledge

SCOM: New MP for Office 365 v7.1.5138.0

An updated management pack is available for Office 365 you can get it here.

Updates and Fixes

  • Automatically created SPN is never expired.
  • Fixed issue: no alerts were generated for identical feature names related to different services.
  • Improved discovery logic according to the latest version of Office 365 (support for services with similar display names).
  • Updated “Office 365 Incidents and Messages” section.
  • Updated “Import the Management Pack” section.
  • Updated “Specify permissions your app requires to access Office 365 Management APIs” section.
  • Updated “Appendix: Known issues and troubleshooting” section.

SCOM and Deprecating SHA1 Certificates what you need to know!

With the recent deprivation of SHA1 certificates in favour of the more secure SHA2 it’s important to know that SCOM uses  SHA1 to manage workloads for cross platform monitoring (Unix / Linux).

Have no fear the MS SCOM team have released an article on how to replace your existsing SHA-1 certificates with the newer SHA256 certificates.

It is important to note that you will need to update your 2012 R2 environments to UR 12 and your 2016 environments to UR2 respectivly in order to use the new SHA256 certificates by default.

The article is available here

SCOM 2016: Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services MP v10.0.5.0

Another new management pack is out for Windows Server 2016, the MP for RDS v10.0.5.0 can be found here.

What this MP can do:

  • Remote Desktop Session Host: Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) enables a server to host RemoteApp programs or session-based desktops. Users can connect to RD Session Host servers in a session collection to run programs, save files, and use resources on those servers.
  • Remote Desktop Licensing: Remote Desktop Licensing (RD Licensing) manages the licenses required to connect to a Remote Desktop Session Host server or a virtual desktop. You can use RD Licensing to install, issue, and track the availability of licenses.
  • Remote Desktop Web Access: Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) enables users to access RemoteApp and Desktop Connection through the Start menu on a computer that is running Windows 8, Windows 7, or through a web browser. RemoteApp and Desktop Connection provides a customized view of RemoteApp programs and session-based desktops in a session collection, and RemoteApp programs and virtual desktops in a virtual desktop collection.
  • Remote Desktop Gateway: Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) enables authorized users to connect to virtual desktops, RemoteApp programs, and session-based desktops on an internal corporate network from any Internet-connected device.
  • Remote Desktop Connection Broker: Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker):
  • Allows users to reconnect to their existing virtual desktops, RemoteApp programs, and session-based desktops.
  • Enables you to evenly distribute the load among RD Session Host servers in a session collection or pooled virtual desktops in a pooled virtual desktop collection.
  • Provides access to virtual desktops in a virtual desktop collection.
  • Remote Desktop Virtualization Host: Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (RD Virtualization Host) integrates with Hyper-V to deploy pooled or personal virtual desktop collections within your organization by using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

SCOM 2012 R2: Update Rollup 12 Released

UR12 for SCOM 2012 R2 has been release as usual you can get it from the download catalog or through windows update.

Changes and fixes

    • When you try to upgrade System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Reporting Server to System Center 2016 Operations Manager reporting server, the upgrade fails for the following configuration:
      • Server A is configured as System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager including Management Server.
      • Server B is configured as System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, including Operations Manager Database (OpsMgrDB), Operations Manager Data Warehouse (OpsMgrDW) and Operations Manager Reporting Server.
( X ) Management Server Upgraded Check

The management server to which this component reports has not been upgraded.

    • Recovery tasks on “Computer Not Reachable” messages in the System Center Operations Manager Monitor generate failed logons for System Center Operations Manager Agents that are not part of the same domain as the Management Groups.
    • When a Management Server is removed from the All Management Servers Resource Pool, the monitoring host process do not update the Type Space Cache.
    • SHA1 is deprecated for the System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Agent and SHA2 is now supported.
    • Because of incorrect computations of configuration and overrides, some managed entities go into an unmonitored state. This behavior is accompanied by event 1215 errors that are logged in the Operations Manager log.
    • IntelliTrace Profiling workflows fail on certain Windows operating system versions. The workflow cannot resolve Shell32 interface issues correctly.
    • There is a character limitation of 50 characters on the custom fields in the notification subscription criteria. This update increases the size of the limitation to 255 characters.
    • You cannot add Windows Client computers for Operational Insights (OMS) monitoring. This update fixes the OMS Managed Computers wizard in the System Center Operations Manager Administration pane to let you search or add Windows Client computers.
    • When you use the Unix Process Monitoring Template wizard to add a new template to the monitor processes on UNIX servers, the monitored data is not inserted into the database. This issue occurs until the Monitoring Host is restarted. Additionally, the following is logged in the Operations Manager log file:
      Log entry:

      Log Name:      Operations Manager
      Source:        Health Service Modules
      Date:
      Event ID:      10801
      Task Category: None
      Level:         Error
      Keywords:      Classic
      User:          N/A
      Computer:
      Description:    Discovery data couldn’t be inserted to the database. This could have happened because of one of the following reasons:
      – Discovery data is stale. The discovery data is generated by an MP recently deleted.
      – Database connectivity problems or database running out of space.
      – Discovery data received is not valid.

Additionally, you may receive the following exception, which causes this issue to occur:

Exception:

Exception type:   Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Common.DataItemDoesNotExistException
Message:          ManagedTypeId = ccf81b2f-4b92-bbaf-f53e-d42cd9591c1c
InnerException:   <none>
StackTrace (generated):            SP               IP               Function            000000000EE4EF10 00007FF8789773D5 Microsoft_EnterpriseManagement_DataAccessLayer!Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.DataAccessLayer.TypeSpaceData.IsDerivedFrom(System.Guid, System.Guid)+0x385

Changes and fixes for Unix and Linux

  • RHEL 7 on Power8 is now supported in System Center2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • SHA1 is deprecated and SHA2 is now supported on the management server that’s used to sign the UNIX/Linux Operations Manager i (OMi) certificate.
  • OMi start attempts fail on all FIPS-enabled UNIX/Linux systems. This fix updates the agents to support FIPS-enabled systems.
  • The Average Physical disk sec/transfer performance counters are not displayed for Hewlett Packard systems.
  • OMi displays incorrect memory information for Solaris 10 systems.
  • The Network Adapter Performance counter is not displayed for SLES 12 x64 platforms in the console.
  • You can’t discover file systems on HPUX 11.31 IA-64 computers that have more than 128 disks. Previously, only 128 VGs were supported. This update extends support to 256 VGs.
  • Deep monitoring can’t be started successfully for some Jboss applications because the discovery of the Jboss application server sets the DiskPath for the Jboss server incorrect. Deep monitoring is not started in JBoss stand-alone mode when a nondefault configuration is used. This update provides additional support for JBoss stand-alone mode.

XPost: SCOM 2016 Now supports SQL 2012 SP3

Additional support is now available for SCOM 2016 for SQL 2012 SP3. this will more easily facilitate the in-place upgrade path from SCOM 2012 as previously you would need your environment to be using a SQL version supported by both SCOM versions  (SQL 2014 SP2)

Kevin Holman has a nice article hi-lighting the different supported versions you can find it here

SCOM: WS-Management and SMASH Device Discovery MP v7.0.8707.0

The MP adds a new template to Operations Manage to enable discovery and management of WS-Management/SMASH compliant devices and is available for download here

      Features:
    • Enables discovery and monitoring of WS-Management/SMASH compliant devices via a Management Pack Template
    • Scans IP ranges, subnets or list of IP addresses searching for compliant devices
    • Device health determined through WS-Management ping
    • Device health state rolls up to the appropriate computer’s health
    • Supports both simple and Windows authentication modes
    • Supports standard WS-Management communication options
    • Supports Operations Manager resource pools