File Services MP Beta

Just seen that the File Services MP for SCOM 2007 has been released as a beta (i.e. not supported).

It is on Connect if you want to try the beta. It is nice to see the Product Groups improving on the MPs and releasing betas for feedback.

Supported OS Versions

The following table describes which File Services role service can be monitored with the beta management pack on various Windows Server versions:

Role Service and OS Version Supported

  • DFS Namespaces
    • Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2
  • DFS Replication
    • Windows Server 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2
  • File Classification Infrastructure
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • File Server Resource Manager
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • NFS File Sharing
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • SMB File Sharing
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
New Features

Here are  several of the key features provided in this beta management pack:

Agentless Monitoring

Ability to monitor file services on servers without deploying a SCOM agent to the specific server

Highly Available Cluster Instance Monitoring

Ability to monitor the health status of a Highly Available File Server deployed on a Failover Cluster

NFS Role Service

Monitor activity logging, NIS configuration, port registration, portmaper service, NFS service driver, username mapping service, and more

FSRM Role Service

Monitor FSRM service, quota driver, filescreen driver, file classification task progress, and orphaned mountpoints

DFSR Role Service

Monitor the health of DFS Replication service, communications with replication partners, database recovery, communications with Domain Controllers, free space on volume containing a replicated folder, USN journal wrap events, overlap with FRS, inconsistent configuration, and more

DFSR Backlog Tracking

Ability to display the backlog count per connection for a DFS replication group

DFSR Performance Counters

Track data for bandwidth ravings, replication conflicts, deleted files and staging area

DFS Namespace Role Service

Monitor DFS namespace service, health of a single namespace hosted on multiple servers, health of the AD component of DFS namespaces, site table initialization, namespace initialization, Namespace Synchronization with AD, Folder Target Health and more

SMB Role Service

Monitor the health of Lanman server service, creation of shares at system startup, IRP stack overflow events, firewall port configuration


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