Management Pack to Monitor and Reduce Health Service Store Size

A customer of mine monitors some agents that only have 1gb of storage, so disk space must be conserved as much as possible. The Health Service store file (a JET database named HealthServiceStore.edb) on these Agents is around 100mb-200mb, which is pretty normal for a SCOM Agent. I researched this a bit and found that…

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Unhealthy Monitors Report

I recently put together an “Unhealthy Monitors” report for an OpsMgr Administrator to see which Monitors are causing the most state degradation in the environment.  This report lists all monitors that have objects in an unhealthy state, so we can see which monitors have the most unhealthy objects.  Each monitor can be expanded to see…

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Monitor State Report

  OpsMgr Health Explorer allows you to look at the State of all Monitors for a specific object.  But, what if you want to look at the State of a specific Monitor on ALL objects that it applies to?  For example, I want to see the state of the “SQL Server Windows Service” Monitor on…

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Using Integers and other “non-string” data types in Rules and Monitors

If you need to use any non-string data type in the criteria for custom Rules and Monitors, you’ll need to edit the XML in order for it to work properly.  By default, OpsMgr will treat everything as a String value and the Rule/Monitor will not work properly.   For example, I created a rule to…

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Service Monitors – What does the “State” value mean?

When you create a Service Monitor in OpsMgr 2007, we get an alert / state change when the service is not running, but this does not necessarily mean that the service is “stopped”.  The monitor attempts to get the “State” of the service, and alerts when the State is not “Running”.  So, what other states…

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SQL Server Full Text Search Service Monitor

This issue is described in the SQL Server Management Pack Guide, but I wanted to blog it since I’ve seen a couple customers hit it. In the current version of the SQL Server Management Pack (version 6.0.6559.0), we have a monitor for the SQL Server Full Text Search Service which is targeted at the SQL…

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AD Trust Monitor doesn’t reset to Healthy State

The Active Directory Management Pack (ADMP) – version 6.0.6452.0 – contains a monitor named “AD Trust Monitoring”.  This monitor runs a VBScript which queries WMI to get the status of the Domain Trusts on the Domain Controller.  Is the trust has an error status, the Monitor should change to a critical state, when the error…

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Configuring or Disabling Replication Monitoring in the Active directory Management pack

The latest version of the Active Directory Management Pack (ADMP) – version 6.0.6452.0 – contains some significant changes to Replication Monitoring.  The basic premise is the same, but the Rules and Monitors used have changed a bit. Here’s a quick overview of how Replication Monitoring works: Each Domain Controller runs the AD Replication Monitoring VBScript. …

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Monitoring a service for State and StartMode

I recently had a customer that wants to get an alert when a specific service is not Disabled and/or not Stopped.  I used the following steps to accomplish this using a “Timed Script Three State Monitor”.  Even if you do not have this specific need, these steps can be used as a template for creating…

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