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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

SCOM: New MP Skype for Business Server 2019

A new management pack for monitoring Skype for Business Server 2019 is out and available here

Install guide – here

What’s New

The following features are new to Skype for Business Server 2019 Management Packs.

  • Automatic discovery for Client Sign-In Client applications that sign-in to Skype for Business Server 2019 often automatically discover the server to sign-in to. Synthetic transactions now support verification that automatic discovery is configured correctly.
  • Customized synthetic transaction run intervals To simplify the set up process of Watcher Nodes, synthetic transactions can share user accounts. This slows down the frequency at which the tests are run as the tests are serialized to avoid conflicts. By default, synthetic transactions run every 15 minutes to ensure all tests have time to run. Administrators who choose to use more users or fewer tests per user may now reduce the run interval, as well.
  • Video Interop Services synthetic transaction Customers who are migrating to Skype for Business Server 2019 from other vendor solutions often desire to continue using the video teleconferencing devices (VTCs) from these other vendors. Video Interop Server is a new Skype for Business Server 2019 server role that enables customers to continue to use Cisco VTCs in their conference rooms by connecting to Cisco CUCM via a video SIP trunk. This feature also adds a synthetic transaction to help verify that the Video Interop Server is up and can handle incoming connections over a video SIP trunk.
  • Application Sharing Conferencing synthetic transaction End-to-end scenario validation for Application Sharing Conferences is now supported.

SCOM: Updated Cluster Service Management pack

Windows Cluster services management packs have recently been updated and are available at the following locations:

2016 and 1709+
2012 R2

Updates and Fixes

  • Fixed issue: resources group view displayed 2012 and 2012 R2 Clusters
  • Changed Availability Storage group monitoring logic:
    • If the group state was empty or offline, the monitor did not change state to Critical.
    • If the group state was in partially online state, the monitor did not change to Warning state.
    • If physical disk was in offline state, the monitor did not change state from Healthy to Critical.
  • Fixed issue with Network and Network Interfaces discovery in case Cluster Network Interface name was longer than ~40 characters and contained ‘-’ characters.
  • Fixed issue: Cluster Resource tasks execution was failing if cluster.exe was not installed.
  • Fixed issue: Cluster Network Interfaces were not discovered on Windows Server 2008 Core.
  • Fixed issue: Cluster Network Interfaces were not fully discover on Windows Server 2016 Standard.
  • Fixed issue: Cluster Network Interfaces were not discovered on Windows Server 2016 Nano.
  • Fixed issue: Tasks did not have output on Windows Server 2016 Nano.
  • Fixed issue: “Pause Node” and “Resume Node” tasks had unexpected output.
  • Added support for resource groups’ tasks with names containing WMI reserved symbols.
  • Fixed issue: Cluster Resources were not discovered if the Cluster had File Server role.
  • Fixed issue: Cluster Resource groups could not be moved to another node due to failure of “Move Group” task. The logic was changed, see “Move Group” Task Specifics” section.
  • Fixed issue: “Check Cluster Group” diagnostic task did not work on Windows Server 2003-2008 R2 platforms without PowerShell, and on Windows Server 2012 and higher without PowerShell and Cluster cmdlets installed.
  • Fixed issue: If a cluster object name contained WMI reserved symbols, monitoring of this cluster object did not work.
  • Added support for resources with long names (up to 4000 symbols).
  • Fixed issue: “10000” warning event occurred on all platforms if the discovery did not return the data.
  • Fixed issue: Several resource tasks do not work if Cluster.exe is not installed.
  • Updated the display strings.

SCOM: Updated Windows Server DHCP 2012 Management Pack

The Server 2012 DHCP management pack has been updated and is avaliable for download – here

Updates and fixed

  • Added “Known Issues and Troubleshooting” section to the guide.
  • Updated “Supported Configurations” section of the guide.

The following bugs have been fixed in the Management Pack:

  • “DHCP Server 2016 IPV4 Individual Scope Addresses Available Percentage Monitor” was not generating the corresponding alerts in case of 0% percentage available.
  • “DHCP Server 2016 IPV4 Individual Scope Addresses Available Percentage Monitor” was failing if multiple scopes had the same name.
  • “DHCP Server 2016 IPV6 Individual Scope Addresses Available Percentage Monitor” was not generating the corresponding alerts in case of 0% percentage available.
  • “DHCP Server 2016 IPV6 Individual Scope Addresses Available Percentage Monitor” was failing if multiple scopes had the same name.

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+