Thursday, October 15, 2015

[OPsMgr 2007 R2][OpsMgr2012] SQL Management pack new version 6.6.2.0 #ManagementPack #OpsMgr #SCOM


New SQL MPs has been delivered by Microsoft yesterday (Oct. the 14th)

MP Name: 'SQL Server 2014'  has been released in version '6.6.2.0' : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42573


Release Date
Changes
October, 2015 (version 6.6.2.0)
·         Fixed performance
·         Added a support for disabled TCP/IP protocol
·         Fixed performance metrics error that may occur on some localized versions of Windows
·         Fixed incorrect performance of Transaction log free space monitor
·         Added new type of events from failed discoveries; added a new reporting rule that collects such events
·         Added overrides to prevent various scripts timeout failure
·         Removed some 1X1 tiles from Summary Dashboards
·         Filestream filegroups are excluded from discovery for now
·         2008/2012 Summary Dashboards tiles were reorganized
·         Added KB for Microsoft.SQLServer.2014.Mirroring.MirroringCommonGroupDiscovery
·         Summary Dashboard: added monitor/performance tiles to class "SQL Server 2014 Mirroring Groups"
·         Some minor fixes


MP Name: 'SQL Server 2005 2008 2012'  has been released in version '6.6.2.0' : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10631

 
Release Date
Changes
October, 2015 (version 6.6.2.0)
·         Added a support for disabled TCP/IP protocol
·         Fixed performance metrics error that may occur on some localized versions of Windows
·         Fixed bugs in monitor tiles on SQL Server Summary Dashboard
·         Fixed incorrect performance of Transaction log free space monitor
·         Added new type of events from failed discoveries; added a new rule that collects such events
·         Added overrides to prevent various scripts timeout failure
·         Removed some 1X1 tiles from Summary Dashboards
·         Filestream filegroups are excluded from discovery for now
·         2008/2012 Summary Dashboards tiles were reorganized


MP Name: 'SQL Server 2014 Replication'  has been released in version '6.6.2.0' : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47720

 
Release Date
Changes
October, 2015 (version 6.6.2.0)
Preset dashboards are updated


MP Name: 'SQL Server 2012 Replication'  has been released in version '6.6.2.0'  : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47721

Release Date
Changes
October, 2015 (version 6.6.2.0)
Preset dashboards are updated

 

 

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

[OpsMgr 2012 R2] Changing Target Group in Process Monitoring is failing

Today, I've encountered an issue with a process monitoring.
The case has been detected because the targeted group that was enabling my process monitor has been deleted in SCOM... and the result is an error message when editing the Process Monitor


Clicking OK is opening the properties and we can see that targeted group field is empty...


 You are also allowed to clik on the [...] button to select a new group.

 
The bug is that any activities on the targeted group field is not seen as a change on the monitor configuration and the Apply button is always greyed !At this step, you cannot save the change and also your new targeted group cannot be saved.

A work-arround is to edit a field in an other pane, for example in the Running Processes pane and you will see that the Apply button has been activated.


 
 Applying the change at this step will save your new targeted group change.



You can easyly reproduce this with no group deletion - just try to change the targeted group by an other and you will see that the Apply Button is always in grey state meaning the the change is not 'seen' by SCOM and you will not be able to save the new conf.


By the way, Microsoft has been informed and a bug will be openned to the developper team... to be followed !



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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

[OpsMgr 2007 R2] [OpsMgr 2012] Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server #SQL #OpsMgr


We just have in place the last version of the SQL Monitoring in our productions environment and Microsoft has released a new one. New version is now 6.6.0.0 and please find here the different link on the Microsoft site.  

 
 



- 'SQL Server 2005 2008 2012'  Version: '6.6.0.0'  Released on: '12-15-2014'
- 'SQL Server 2014'  Version: '6.6.0.0'  Released on: '12-15-2014'
- 'SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (Native Mode)'  Version: '6.6.0.0'  Released on: '11-4-2014'
- 'SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services (Native Mode)'  Version: '6.6.0.0'  Released on: '11-4-2014'
- 'SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services'  Version: '6.6.0.0'  Released on: '11-4-2014'
- 'SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services'  Version: '6.6.0.0'  Released on: '11-4-2014'
- 'SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services (Native Mode)'  Version: '6.6.0.0'  Released on: '11-4-2014'
- 'SQL Server 2014 Analysis Services'  Version: '6.6.0.0'  Released on: '11-4-2014'

 
The Management pack for SQL Server provides the capabilities for Operations Manager 2007 R2 and Operations Manager 2012 to discover SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, and SQL Server 2012. It monitors SQL Server components such as database engine instances, databases, and SQL Server agents.

The monitoring provided by this management pack includes performance, availability, and configuration monitoring, performance data collection, and default thresholds. You can integrate the monitoring of SQL Server components into your service-oriented monitoring scenarios.

In addition to health monitoring capabilities, this management pack includes dashboard views, diagram views and extensive knowledge with embedded inline tasks, and views that enable near real-time diagnosis and resolution of detected issues.

Important Prerequisite Notes:
Clusters: In order to ensure that all monitoring works correctly for clustered instances of SQL Server ensure that your OpsMgr agents on the physical nodes of the cluster are running either OpsMgr 2007 R2 or OpsMgr 2007 SP1 with the most recent cumulative update for OpsMgr 2007 SP1 applied or OpsMgr 2012. 

Changes in June 2015 Update of the SQL 2005,2008,2012 and 2014 Management pack

SQL Server Management Pack version 6.6.0.0 includes the following changes:
·         Dashboards were replaced with the new ones
·         Components of replication functionality are deprecated and disabled by default
·        SPN monitor now correctly handles disjoined namespaces
·         Added support for filegroups containing filestreams and partition schemes
·         Memory Consumption monitor has been fixed
·         Upgradeability from 6.4.1.0 version is supported
·         Added CPU Usage monitor and rule for SQL Server 2005
·         Added ConsecutiveSamples Condition to the Buffer Cache Hit Ratio and Page Life Expectancy monitors
·         AlwaysOn discovery was reworked
·         Minor fixes.


For more information, read the détails on the different Microsoft download pages.
 

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Monday, June 8, 2015

[OpsMgr 2007 R2][OpsMgr 2012] Skype for Business Server 2015, Management Pack #SkypeForBusiness #Opsmgr2012 #OpsMgr2007R2

 
Skype for Business Server 2015, Management Pack contain comprehensive monitoring tools including:
  • End-to-End scenario availability from various locations.
  • Call reliability and quality perceived by real users.
  • Component health and performance.
Active Monitoring Management pack
  • Geographically distributable end-to-end scenario validation for Skype for Business Server 2015 deployments. This includes coverage for internal, remote and branch office users.
  • Increased scenario coverage in areas like AV Edge Connectivity and Exchange Unified Message Connectivity.
  • Enhanced troubleshooting logs to streamline root cause analysis of failures.
Component and User Management Pack
  • Increased reliability monitoring of real end user calls and conferences.
  • Integrated media quality alerts driven from Quality of Experience (QoE) data reported by client applications.
  • Full event and performance monitoring for all Skype for Business Server 2015 roles.


 
 
 
System Requirements
  • Supported Operating System
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2
System Center Operations Manager:
  • System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
  • System Center Operations Manager 2012; 64-bit agents only 

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Friday, May 22, 2015

[Free Ebook] Free ebook: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience #Free #Ebook

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience (ISBN 9780735695825), by Danny Hermans, Uwe Stürtz, Mihai Sarbulescu; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor is downloadable for free.
 
Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) at the Microsoft Virtual Academy.
 
 

Introduction

If you’re responsible for designing, configuring, implementing, or managing a Microsoft System Center Operations Manager environment, then this book is for you. This book will help you understand what you can do to enhance your Operations Manager environment, and will give you the opportunity to better understand the inner workings of the product, even if you are a seasoned Operations Manager administrator.
This book assumes that you have a deep working knowledge of the Operations Manager product and its concepts, that you understand the concept of management packs, and that you are basically familiar with Microsoft Azure as an infrastructure-as-a-service platform. This is a book about best practices, design concepts, how-tos, and in-depth technical troubleshooting. It covers the role of the Operations Manager product, the best practices for working with management packs, how to use the reporting feature to simplify managing the product, how to thoroughly troubleshoot, and how to use and install Operations Manager in a Microsoft Azure Public Cloud environment.
 

About the companion content

The companion content for this book can be downloaded from the following page:
http://aka.ms/OpsMgrFE/files
The companion content includes the following:
  • The SQL query in Chapter 1 that you can run in SQL Server Management Studio to determine which collation settings you are using
  • The series of commands used in the example in Chapter 2 to run workflow tracing manually
  • The Windows PowerShell script used in Chapter 4 to view all TLMEs that exist order per resource pool and per current owning pool member (management server)
  • The various SELECT queries included in Chapter 4
  • A PDF file titled HealthService Event Reference that provides information about the events that Operations Manager can log to its event log from the HealthService features.

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank Daniele Muscetta, Microsoft Program Manager for Azure Operational Insights, for his review and comments on the Azure Operational Insights section of Chapter 5; Stefan Stranger, Microsoft Senior Premier Field Engineer, for the review of and his input on the remainder of Chapter 5; and Danny’s loving wife, Vita Martinsone, for the pre-editing and formatting of our work.

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[Orcherstrator] System Center Orchestrator Migration Toolkit Version 7.3 #Azure #Orchestrator #Toolkit

A collection of tools for migrating integration packs, standard activities, and runbooks from System Center 2012 – Orchestrator to Azure Automation and Service Management Automation. 


The System Center Orchestrator Migration Toolkit consists of the following tools.

Integration Pack Converter
This tool converts integration packs that were created using the Orchestrator Integration Toolkit to integration modules based on Windows PowerShell that can be imported into Azure Automation or Service Management Automation. Using the tool’s wizard, you can select the activities in the integration pack that will be converted to cmdlets in the integration module. Placeholders are created for monitor activities that are not supported in Azure Automation or Service Management Automation.

Standard Activities module
Integration module that contains all of the standard activities used in Orchestrator Runbooks that can be imported into Azure Automation or Service Management Automation. This module must be installed in your environment prior to importing any runbook converted with the Runbook Converter.

Runbook Converter (coming soon)
This tool converts Orchestrator runbooks into graphical runbooks that can be imported into Azure Automation.



System Requirements
Supported Operating System
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Supported Operating System
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
Recommended Configuration for System Center Orchestrator Migration Toolkit
  • RAM – minimum 1GB recommended 2GB
  • Disk space minimum 200MB
  • CPU Dual Core or better
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • .Net 4.5

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Monday, May 18, 2015

System Center Operations Manager Customer Survey

The Operations Manager team is interested in your feedback! They are committed to keeping customers like you happy and productive. Your response to this survey will help them better understand your needs and problems so that they can improve the next version of Operations Manager.



To answer the survey, click >>>   HERE   <<<
 

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