Tag Archives: #R2

SCOM 2012 R2: Update Rollup 2 Released

Update Rollup 2 for SCOM 2012 R2 has been released and is availible for download here.

The update fixes the following issues:

Issue 1
This update rollup makes the stored procedure performance aggregate more robust against out-of-range values.

Issue 2
Adding multiple regular expressions (RegEx) to a group definition causes an SQL exception when the group is added or run.

Issue 3
Web applications fail when they are monitored by the System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 APM agent.

Issue 4
Service Level Objectives (SLO) dashboards sometimes load in several seconds and sometimes take minutes to load. Additionally, the dashboard is empty after it loads in some cases.

Issue 5
Operations Manager Console crashes when you try to override the scope in the Authoring pane.

Issue 6
The System Center Operations Manager console is slow to load views if you are a member of a custom Operator role.

Issue 7
This update rollup includes a fix for the dashboard issue that was introduced in Update Rollup 1.

Issue 8
SQL Time Out Exceptions for State data (31552 events) occur when you create Data Warehouse workflows.

Issue 9
This update rollup includes a fix for the Event Data source

Operations Manager – UNIX and Linux Monitoring (Management Pack Update)

Issue 1

All IBM WebSphere application servers that run on Linux or AIX computers are not automatically discovered by the Management Pack for Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) if multiple application servers are defined in a single WebSphere profile.


SCOM: Updated Managment Packs for Server 2012 R2 and SystemCenter 2012 R2

As many of you are aware new Management Packs have been released for Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. Remember to read those guides and leave a comment if you experience any issues with these Management Packs.

Windows Server 2012 R2

AD 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 Components – IIS, Printing, NLB etc.

System Center 2012 R2


SCOM: Microsoft Monitoring Agent

With the upcoming release of System Center 2012 R2, Microsoft will be replacing the familiar SCOM agent with a new Microsoft Monitoring Agent which can be downloaded here.

The key feature being that the agent can operate in a standalone configuration, which generates an IntelliTrace file view-able with Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate.or any other version of Visual Studio 2013.

It is worth noting that the current SCOM agent is not compatible with SCOM 2012 R2, the MMA agent is however able to connect to a SCOM 2012 SP1 and RTM management groups meaning it will be worthwhile to upgrade your agents ahead of your Management Group if you want to minimize monitoring downtime.

Marnix Wolf has created a table detailing the primary differences between the two agents here.