Tag Archives: 2019

SCOM 2019: Update Rollup 3 released!

The much anticipated UR3 for SCOM 2019 is out as usual available through windows update or via the packages here

This is a solid update with many useful fixes and includes the security hotfix released last month for previous versions of SCOM 2019

Improvements and issues that are fixed

Operations Console fixes and changes

  • SCOM UI scaling issues for high resolution displays have been fixed to work seamlessly.
  • Some IPv4 resources were being discovered as IPv6 in a cluster where both resources co-existed. This logic has been fixed to ensure IPv4 resources are no longer discovered as IPv6.
  • The UR2 setup stalling issue at the “Removing backup files” stage has been fixed. The task wait time threshold has been set to 30 mins. It is also recommended to have Service Broker always enabled for smooth functioning of Operations Manager.
  • The assumption of having provider element to be the first reference in the connection string has been removed in the OleDB module.
  • Fixed the combo box related text issue regarding the domain of a new RunAs account getting incorrectly changed.This issue was arising when creating a new RunAs Account in the SCOM console for an account that belongs to an untrusted domain, the fix ensures that the domain of the newly created RunAs Account should remain the one initially specified during the account creation.
  • Fixed the “invalid class” error that was occurring when adding a subscriber with user details having more than 1024 attributes.
  • Daily aggregation of reports now takes date and time into consideration to ensure time-period calculation is accurate.
  • Fixed the monitoring agent related issue around formatted strings, these are now read from the provider dlls to show a localized string.
  • Fix has been provided for when the monitor erroneously turns critical due to the URL module incorrectly parsing the charset header value.

Web Console fixes and changes

  • The security issue regarding reverse tab nabbing has been fixed in the operations manager web console.
  • Fixed the filter issue that occurred when state view was created in “My Workspace” in the web console.
  • Global search option for Metrics section of Performance Widget in the Web Console has been fixed.

Other Fixes:

  • Updating Management Groups with a shared Data Warehouse to UR2 sometimes lead to issues with reports deployment. This is now fixed by restricting Installation of sealed MP with same version in the Data Warehouse.
  • Migrate SSL Admin certificates to Microsoft PKI – Pinning Thread for Agents
  • Fixed the issue that was occurring when the UR2 SQL patch is executed again on a previously patched database.
  • The deadlock issues arising when SCOM agents are put into maintenance mode using SCOM API with parallelism have been resolved by adding indexes and updating the SQL queries.
  • Performance improvement of the DB function fn_ManagedEntityLifetimeDependency.
  • Updated the scoping logic used in some State View queries and Console Cache Refresh queries for performance improvement.
  • Added “Recompile” flag for sprocs “p_SelectForTypeCache” and “p_SelectForNewTypeCache” for SCOM perf improvement.

Unix/Linux/Network monitoring fixes and changes:

  • The issue with SSH call failure leading to memory corruption has been fixed .
  • Fixed a thread race condition that was leading to Linux script based monitoring fails due to child process that failed to start.
  • Fixed an infinite loop condition, which was leading to the 100% CPU related issue.
  • The issue of the MonitoringHost.exe process crashing on the Management Servers that run the Unix/Linux workflows has been fixed.
  • Fixed the memory leak inside of the WsMan modules when UseMIAPI is enabled with workflows that have SplitItems set to TRUE for the EnumerateAsWA WriteAction.

SCOM: OpsLogix has updated their Oracle Management pack v1.3.1683.0

The great crew over at OpsLogix has a new Oracle MP for us to ring in 2020, it’s available here

What’s different?

Changes

  • Rewritten the complete backend to make usage of a collector service. This way we detach the SCOM modules from the Oracle client resulting in a way less footprint and more performance.
  • Moved the Oracle configuration dashboard from monitoring pane to Administration pane.
  • Rewritten the Oracle configuration dashboard. Please read documentation how to use.
  • Added Opslogix General Reports MP to the install package.
  • The container DB discovery is now by default disabled.

Fixes

  • The connection monitor now only reports an error when it is x times (2 default) in unhealthy state.
  • When creating a connection alert a parameter could not be resolved for the alert description.
  • During getting sysstats information with containing very big numbers the converting to SCOM data could be broken

and yes it is upgradable from  V1.3.0.0 or later

SCOM: Updated SQL Management Pack v7.0.20.0

A new version of the sql agnistoc MP is out get it here

What’s New

  • Updated MP to support SQL Server 2019 RTM
  • Added filter by edition to “Local DB Engine Discovery”
  • Redesigned DB Space monitoring to improve performance: Enabled by default
  • monitors and performance rules targeting Database which watch for disk space consumption by ROWS Filegroups and Logfiles
  • Redesigned DB Space monitoring: Added two monitors and two performance rules
  • targeting Database to watch for disk space consumption by In-Memory and
  • FILESTREAM data
  • Redesigned DB Space monitoring: Read-only filegroups now count as well
  • Redesigned DB Space monitoring: Disabled by default all workflows targeting
  • Filegroups, Files, Logfiles
  • Redesigned XTP performance counters to make them completely version-agnostic
  • Added attribute “TCP Port” to “SQL DB Engine Class” and updated “DB Engine
  • Discovery” to populate the new property
  • Added summary dashboard for SCOM 2019 Web Console (HTML5)
  • Added support for cluster nodes with disjoined namespaces
  • Added sampling to algorithm of monitor “WMI Health State” in order to eliminate
  • false alerting on cluster SQL Server instances
  • Updated alert descriptions of monitors “Availability Database,” “Availability Replica,”
  • and “Availability Group” (generating alerts still disabled by default)
  • Updated monitor “Product Version Compliance” with versions of most recent public
  • updates to SQL Server
  • Disabled by default monitor “Buffer Cache Hit Ratio” and changed its threshold
  • from 0% to 90%
  • Disabled by default monitor “Page Life Expectancy”
  • Removed monitors “Availability Database Join State” and “Availability Replica Join
  • State” as not useful
  • Updated display strings
  • Revised columns on DB Engine state views

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed: monitor “Service Principal Name Configuration Status” raises false alerts
  • because of case-sensitive comparison
  • Fixed: “Local DB Engine Discovery” crashes when Windows has Turkish locale
  • Fixed issue that caused performance degradation in workflows “General Always On
  • Discovery,” “Database Replica Discovery,” and “Always On System Policy
  • Monitoring”
  • Fixed: “General Always On Discovery” throws errors on environments with several
  • Distributed Availability Groups
  • Fixed monitoring issue in case of Database is replicated by Always On Availability
  • Group
  • Fixed empty property bag when Availability Group has cluster type NONE
  • Fixed wrong target in alerting rule “DB Backup Failed to Complete”
  • Fixed rule “MSSQL Integration Services on Windows: The package restarted from
  • checkpoint file” and its alert
  • Fixed rule “OS Error occurred while performing I/O on pages“ and its alert
  • Fixed: “DB Disk Write Latency” and “DB Disk Read Latency” monitors and
  • performance rules get wrong performance metric
  • Fixed alert description of monitor “WMI Health State”

SCOM: Updated Management packs for HP Storage

HP has released updated MPs to go with the new version of HP Oneview

It’s a solid update with useful new features such as integration with the new HTML 5 console.

What’s new in HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center 9.4?

The new version is available for download the HPE OneView Partner integration page and the HPE Storage Integration with Microsoft System Center page. It includes the following improvements:

  • HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center v.9.4 the latest HPE Storage array software. For more information, see Integration Matrix
  • HPE Storage Management Pack for System Center v.5.0 supports monitoring of HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage systems with IPv4 and IPV6 connectivity
  • HPE OneView SCVMM Integration Kit v.5.0 supports HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage systems with IPv4 and IPV6 connectivity
  • Support for HPE OneView 5.0
  • The System Center Operations Manager 2016 web console integration is now fully HTML5 compliant. The dependency on legacy frameworks has been removed to enable a predictable, consistent user experience for the web console users

SCOM: Updated SSRS and SSAS management pack v7.0.17.0

Updates to SQL Server Reporting Services and Analysis Services Management Packs have been released you can get them at the below links:

SSRS
SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (Native Mode)
SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services (Native Mode)
SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services (Native Mode)
SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services (Native Mode)
SSAS
SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services
SQL Server 2014 Analysis Services
SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services


Fixes and changes for SSRS

  • SSRS 2016: Updated monitoring of Memory Consumption and CPU Usage in order to collect performance data for all subprocesses in addition to the main SSRS service process.
  • SSRS 2016: Updated monitors “Report manager accessible” and “Web service accessible” to consider specifics in how appropriate SSRS 2016 web services work
  • Added support for cases when connection string to SSRS Database is set up the way different from “MachineName\InstanceName” (e.g., <IPAddress,Port>) and SSRS Database is in Availability Group or hosted either by named instance or SQL Cluster instance
  • Improved descriptions of events thrown by management pack to make it easier to figure out error reason
  • Improved error handling and error descriptions for cases when workflows can’t get responses from WMI
  • Improved error handling in workflows that watch for memory consumption
  • Fixed Start/Stop tasks
  • Fixed issue that caused some workflows to throw error events when SQL Server instance hosting SSRS Databases happened to stop operating or refuse connections
  • Fixed issue which caused Reporting Service instance to get undiscovered when WMI didn’t respond to calls
  • Updated display strings

Fixes and changes for SSAS

  • Added performance collections for MDX Query performance counters
  • Added retry logic to some workflows in order to reduce “Category does not exist” errors thrown when WMI fail to respond
  • Improved error handling in workflows that watch for memory consumption
  • Improved descriptions of events thrown by management pack to make it easier to figure out error reason
  • Fixed Start/Stop tasks
  • Fixed issue when “SQLServerInstalled” property was set to “False” if SQL Server DB Engine was of higher version than SSAS instance
  • Updated Dashboards configuration to show tiles for new MDX performance collections
  • Updated display strings

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: 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