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Updated Management Pack – Windows Server Internet Information Services 7 February 10, 2010

Posted by Björn Axéll in MP, SCE, SCOM.
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This week a updated version of the Windows Server Internet Information Services 7 was released:

  • 2/8/2010 – Updated IIS managment pack to support monitoring Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Server 2008 R2, version 6.0.7600.0
  • Download from Microsoft or use the Operations Manager R2 console to download/Import

    Note that if you are running Operations Manager 2007 Sp1 you need to install the “Service Pack 1 Update”  K971541 before importing the MP. Since this update is not supported for SCE, I’m not sure if the MP will be supported. I will update this post when I get more information

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    Exchange 2007 MP 6.0.6702.0 issues January 16, 2010

    Posted by Björn Axéll in MP, SCOM.
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    When I was at a customer, I run into two issues when configuring the Exchange 2007 MP that I thought I would share with you all:

    • Problem 1
      • If your Exchange has multiple OWA virtual directories, you wont get any data in the synthetic transaction performance views
    • Solution
      • As of now, you need to delete the “extra” virtual directory
    • Problem 2
      • If you are running Exchange 2007 SP2 and configured the “client synthetic transaction” you will get an alerts (see below) and the state of your CAS Synthetic Transaction State(s) will go red.
        • When configured client synthetic transaction for OWA internal and/or External monitoring
          • The test was unable to log on to Outlook Web Access because the SSL certificate did not validate. You can force the cmdlet to proceed by re-running it and specifying the TrustAnySSLCertificate parameter URL
        • When configured client synthetic transaction for Activesync and/or Web Services monitoring
          • [System.Net.WebException]:The underlying connection was closed. Could not establish a trust relationship for the SSL/TLS secure channel.Inner error [System.Security.Authentication.AuthenticationException]:
            The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure – Some of the client access server connectivity transactions failed
    • Solution
      • Disable the BPA on CAS servers.
        1.   Click the Authoring button in the Operations console, and then click Rules.
        2.   In the Rules pane, in the Look for box, type Exchange 2007 Test System Health, and then click Find now.
        3.   Right-click the Exchange 2007 Test System Health rule in the list, click Overrides, click Override the rule, and then click For all objects of class: Exchange 2007 Best Practice. A list of override controlled parameters is displayed.
        4.   Select to disable it

    Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and R2 is now supported on Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 September 18, 2009

    Posted by Björn Axéll in MP, SCE, SCOM.
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    Today Microsoft published a technote that state that both Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and R2 is supported on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

    Note that there is some known issues if you upgrade your servers to Windows Server 2008 R2, these will be fixed in updates that will be available in the future. Doing a clean install should work fine.

    Also note that System Center Essentials is still not supported on Windows Server 2008 R2.

    PS! Microsoft also release an updated MP for Windows Server Operating, we can now monitor Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000 Server

    Read the technote from Microsoft

    Want to learn more about creating Management Packs? July 9, 2009

    Posted by Björn Axéll in MP, SCE, SCOM.
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    Yesterday Microsoft added some more content that will help everyone that want to learn more about how to create a Management Pack. If you open the TechNet site and click on the Management Pack University link you will have 14 videos that describe different aspects related to building Management Packs.

    New Management Pack – Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 June 12, 2009

    Posted by Björn Axéll in MP, SCE, SCOM.
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    Today Microsoft released there first MP for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

    Feature Summary
    The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Management Pack provides the following capabilities.

    • View the state of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 AOS instances
    • View information about AOS instances such as version and configuration information
    • View users connected to AOS instances
    • View Event Log Messages for AOS instances
    • View batch jobs and batch task information
    • Start and stop AOS instances
    • Receive alerts when AOS instances stop running

    Download Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Management Pack for Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 from Microsoft

     

    PS! If you are running System Center Operations Manager R2 you can download and import directly from the console

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    Updated and new Management Packs April 30, 2009

    Posted by Björn Axéll in MP, SCOM.
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    This month Microsoft released new and updated management packs:

    Download from Microsoft – Windows Server 2008 Network Load Balancing for System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Version 6.0.6573.0)

    Download from Microsoft – Message Queuing Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 (Version 6.0.6587.0)

    Download from Microsoft – Microsoft Windows Server Cluster Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 (Version 6.0.6568.0)

    Download from Microsoft – Windows Server 2008 Application Server Management Pack for System Center Opsmgr 2007 (Version 6.0.6587.0)

    Download from Microsoft – Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Version 6.0.6542.0)

    Download from Microsoft – Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Version 6.0.6542.0)

    Download from Microsoft – Microsoft SQL Server Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 (Version 6.0.6569.0)

    Download from Microsoft – Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 (Version 6.0.6907.21)

    Updated Management Pack for System Center Network Device Monitoring March 27, 2009

    Posted by Björn Axéll in MP, SCE.
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    This week Microsoft released an updated version of the System Center Network Device Monitoring Library Management Pack. Note that this MP is only for System Center Essentials 2007 (even that you can move it to SCOM with some extra hacks)

    Download from Microsoft

    Updated Management Pack for Windows Client 2000/XP/Vista Operating System February 25, 2009

    Posted by Björn Axéll in MP, SCE, SCOM.
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    In the old release of the Windows Client MP, the discovery didn’t really work for Windows Vista machines. This is now fixed in the updated version (6.0.6520.0)

    Download Windows Client 2000/XP/Vista MP from Microsoft

    New IIS MP released, now supports IIS7 February 23, 2009

    Posted by Björn Axéll in MP, SCE, SCOM.
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    If you are using Windows Server 2008 with IIS 7 you might want to download the new IIS MP. Note that you need to install the KB957123 update to SCE/SCOM before importing the MP.

    Download Windows Server Internet Information Services MP from from Microsoft

    UPDATE – The update is removed due to some problems after it is installed. More information about this and how to fix it can be found at http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2009/02/25/problem-with-the-iis-modules-qfe-957123.aspx

     

    Download the KB957123 update from Microsoft

    Updated Management Packs from Dell – Version 3.1, A01 August 8, 2008

    Posted by Björn Axéll in MP, SCE, SCOM.
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    Dell just released an updated version of there Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 and System Center Essentials 2007.

    New feature in this release is:

    Separate MP’s for:

    1. Dell Server and Printer
    2. Dell Clients (Optiplex, Precision and Latitude)
    3. Dell Storage Array

    Update – Kevin Holman has written some important information about the Dell MP that you should read before installing it.

    Keep up the good work Dell, I hope other hardware/software vendors do the same

     

    Download the Dell Management Pack v3.1, A01 from Dell