Disk Space CPU % Report Table
One of the reports that MOM 2005 had out of the box was a summary report that showed a number of server parameters like CPU and disk space.
This does not exist in 2007 although it is constantly asked for by a number of organisations that I speak to and see comments about in the newsgroups. You can create performance graphs using the templates but they are graphs not a nice summary tables. I thought that it could not be done until I look at the reports from the Virtual Server MP. This has one report that pretty much sums up what a number of customers that I worked with have asked for.
What if you are not using Virtual Server? For this report it does not matter as this is the candidates for virtualisation report. The above report was done on test servers that are all running as guests on a VMWare ESX server without any trace of Microsoft Virtual Server.
The report comes with a number of parameters preset. All I did was up all the parameters to the maximum and that meant the report gave all the servers rather than just the candidates. All the performance counters are collected by the Windows 2000 and 2003 MP and not this one.
You can filter the number of servers using the parameters like CPU and memory or you can use group. The one caveat is that the date range is actual dates like in SRS so it does not appear you can use the 2007 controls to select dates like 1st day of month to last day which would make it better for scheduling. I saved it to favourites with All Computers and the parameters at max and so I just need to change the dates to run it again.
But it is a nice little report and worth importing the Virtual Server MP just so you can access this report. I have not tried it but I am sure in SRS you can copy it and make some amendments to customise it a bit more.
Why couldn’t the OpsMgr team have this as a standard report? I will leave the final comment to grumpy old man Victor Meldrew from the UK comedy “One Foot in the Grave“.
Makes sense if you now the comedy program that it comes from. 🙂