Load Test MP with Report


Read below if you want a specific MP for load testing

 

I don't know about you, but I've come across the situation where you need to compare performance.

 

This MP should help validate performance, whether to validate physical versus virtual, or a new Server Farm, storage performance between environments, etc.

 

Shout to Tyson Paul for his initial MP with 2016, catch his blog here!

 

 

Let's start with the MP shell

 

Check out the upcoming Gallery download for MP's and fragments here

NOTE: GUID's will vary to your environment

 

To build the MP, you will need to update the following:

 

Pack ID to include the OS version

 

Add Reference for OS Monitoring MP (can use Visual Studio (VS) MP alias if VS is available for use in your environment)

Class Type ID with OS version

Discovery ID and Target with OS Version

 

Overrides ID with OS Version, and Target with OS MP Rule name and reference

Use the OS Monitoring MP to help with the rule names

The far right of the Override lists the Rule that must match to the OS MP

 

View ID with OS Version

 

Folder Item Element ID and ID

 

MP Display Strings with OS Version

 

Save and Import MP without the Report parameter to see what Group ID SCOM assigns the Load Test group

 

 

Part 2 - include report after group is imported

Don't forget to update MP version under Identity!

Get Report parameter value for group ID

From PowerShell

          get-ScomGroup | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "*Load Testing Group*" } | fl ID,DisplayName

Alternatively, obtain from SQL SSMS

          select [ManagedEntityDefaultName],[ManagedEntityRowId]

          FROM [vManagedEntity]

          where [ManagedEntityDefaultName] like '%load%'

          order by displayname

SSMS Output

 

In MP XML, update View Target GUID to your Group ID

 

Add Report section, and update parameter values Rule GUID

 

PowerShell commands to run from MS or console installed machine

The GUID's needed for the report parameters section

 

get-scomrule | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "System Processor Queue Length*" } | fl ID,DisplayName,Name

get-scomrule | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "Current Disk Queue Length*" } | fl ID,DisplayName,Name

get-scomrule | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "Current Disk Queue*" } | fl ID,DisplayName,Name

get-scomrule | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "Current Dis*k Queue*" } | fl ID,DisplayName,Name

get-scomrule | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "*Current Disk Queue*" } | fl ID,DisplayName,Name

get-scomrule | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "*Average Disk Seconds Per Transfer*" } | fl ID,DisplayName,Name

get-scomrule | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "*Logical Disk Idle Time*" } | fl ID,DisplayName,Name

get-scomrule | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "*Processor Time Total*" } | fl ID,DisplayName,Name

get-scomrule | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "*Memory Available Megabytes*" } | fl ID,DisplayName,Name

get-scomrule | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "*Network Adapter Bytes Total*" } | fl ID,DisplayName,Name

get-scomrule | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "*Memory Pages per Second*" } | fl ID,DisplayName,Name

get-scomrule | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "*System Processor Queue Length*" } | fl ID,DisplayName,Name

 

 

Verification

  1. From SCOM Console, Authoring Tab
    1. Update group with explicit members
    2. Verify Group members
  2. From SCOM Console, Monitoring Tab
    1. Verify Performance view has performance counters
  3. From SCOM Console Reporting Tab (this may take a few minutes to push report to Reporting server)
    1. Open report and run
    2. Export data for analysis

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