Category Archives: Management Packs

SQL SPN Alert

This alert seems to come up regularly. If you search for it then this post from 2012 by Marnix Wolf comes up saying just to disable the alert. http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/scom-r2-alert-sql-server-cannot.html I would have thought it would have been fixed by now. I am using version 6.4.1.0 of the SQL MP. I tried to do it from …

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MP Author SP1

I received an email that the free MP authoring tool from Silect is now at SP1. But there is very little information about what is contained in this upgrade. There is still just the single exe file and the PDFs for installation and getting started. I run the exe and it upgraded my existing installation …

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Review of Infront’s Orchestrator Runbook MP

I was working on a project where Orchestrator 2012 SP1 plays a big part in linking and automating the various parts of the solution which includes Service Manager, Operations Manager, BMC and Orion as well as custom databases. Therefore it was essential that Orchestrator is properly monitored. While Microsoft produce a MP for Orchestrator it …

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MP Author from Silect (Bridgeways)

Simon Skinner Tweeted about this in December and Daniel Savage, Program Manager – System Center, has just blogged about it – http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2014/01/13/mp-blog-the-right-tool-for-the-right-job.aspx. This has been released as a free tool and the download is 23.5 MB. Daniel says “MP Author allows users to develop management packs without needing XML skills. Utilizing a wizard-driven designer and …

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SQL Server 2012 DB Engine Group Problem

I was checking out some reports on the SQL Server MP as I had installed the new 6.4.0.0 version in a test system but still had 6.3.173.1 in production. When looking at group membership I noticed that there were a few SQL servers missing from the SQL Server 2012 DB Engine Group but that they …

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SCSM 2012 – SCOM CI Connector Warnings

When you setup the CI (Configuration Items) connector from SCOM to SCSM it expects that the classes that are in SCOM are in SCSM as well. This is achieved by importing the SCOM MPs that have all the classes defined. This is usually the Library MPs but other MPs may have classes in as well …

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How to Create a New Override MP

 This is something that an OpsMgr admin does on a regular basis but I have added some additional bits to the process. When a new override management pack is needed then the following steps are required. If there is a specific alert that needs to be overridden then click on that alert and in Alert …

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Management Pack Catalog Revamp

After Microsoft moved the MP Catalogue to PinPoint (or PainPoint as I called it) it was incredibly difficult to find MPs. The site has been revamped allowing you to filter by product (OpsMgr, ConfigMgr etc) instead of all lumped together. Then you can filter by company that made the MP and also sort by release …

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Post SQL MP

If you have installed SQL MP  v6.06648.0 (read Kevin Holman’s post on why you need it) issued on 23rd July 2009 you may think that you are now monitoring SQL. Not quite. Here are some things to consider. SQL Agent Jobs According to the MP Guide the discovery for  SQL Agent Jobs is not turned …

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Silect MP Studio v4.1

Silect have just released their latest version of MP Studio. We’re pleased to announce the availability of our latest release of MP Studio available for upgrade now for all MP Studio customers currently on maintenance. MP Studio v4.1 has now added additional capabilities to help you further decrease complexity, speed implementation, eliminate risk and increase …

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