Tuning tip – turning off some over-collection of events

We often think of tuning OpsMgr by way of tuning “Alert Noise”…. by disabling rules that generate alerts that we don’t care about, or modifying thresholds on monitors to make the alert more actionable for our specific environment. However – one area of OpsMgr that often goes overlooked, is event overcollection.  This has a cost……

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Writing monitors to target Logical or Physical Disks

This is something a LOT of people make mistakes on – so I wanted to write a post on the correct way to do this properly, using a very common target as an example. When we write a monitor for something like “Processor\% Processor Time\_Total” and target “Windows Server Operating System”…. everything is very simple. …

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29106 event on RMS – Index was out of range. Wait. What?

Was working with a customer on this one – figured it might help others. Saw a lot of these VERY SPECIFIC 29106 events on the RMS, specifically with the text:  System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less than the size of the collection.   Here is the full event: Event Type:     …

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OpsMgr 2007 SP1 cumulative rollup hotfix has shipped!

If you cannot or will not upgrade to OpsMgr 2007 R2 anytime soon – then this hotfix is for you! Available at:   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971541 This updates OpsMgr 2007 SP1 to 6.0.6278.100.  This is a rollup covering many new issues, plus most of the previously released critical hotfixes for OpsMgr.  I recommend this rollup hotfix for anyone…

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Native Exchange 2007 MP 6.0.6741.0 ships for OpsMgr 2007 SP1 users

If for some reason you cannot or will not upgrade to OpsMgr 2007 R2, then this update is for you! This Native MP replaces the old “converted” Exchange 2007 MP.  If you are running the old conversion MP then I STRONGLY suggest making the effort to transition to this MP.   This MP version 6.0.6741.0…

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Making groups of logical disks – an example from simple to advanced

I have been seeing this question come up a lot lately – as customers try and create groups of their disks – in order to create overrides for “certain” disks.  So – I am creating this post to give some real world examples.   Well – I will start this simply.  Say we want to…

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Updated Active Directory ADMP Management Pack released – Version 6.0.7065.0

This is now available on the catalog. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/cc539535.aspx   Changes in this update: Support for monitoring Windows Server® 2008 R2 server operating systems as well as Windows® 7 client operating systems Support for monitoring the Active Directory Web Service (ADWS) in Windows Server 2008 R2 as well as the Active Directory Management Gateway Service in…

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Why do my group memberships for Windows Computers have machines that don’t belong there?

Here is a little tip if you find that your Windows Computer Groups (and state views scoped by groups) contain computers that should not be there.   Have you noticed that you have state views or Windows Computer Groups that contain servers that you don’t expect?  Like Exchange Servers in your SQL Computers Group?  Or…

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