New UNIX and Linux management pack task to remove inactive file systems

The System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Update Rollup 5 management packs for UNIX and Linux introduce a new management pack task to remove inactive file systems from monitoring.

If a user decommissions a logical disk (file system) the UNIX and Linux agent reports a critical status and an alert is generated. If the decommission of the disk was purposeful, then removing the disk from monitoring with previous UNIX and Linux management packs consisted of the following options:

–          Restart the UNIX and Linux agent on UNIX/Linux computer

  • scxadmin –restart-all

–          Run an OMI invoke command on the UNIX/Linux computer

  • ./omicli iv root/scx { SCX_FileSystem } RemoveByName { Name FILE_SYSTEM_NAME }

These two options are still viable and are now joined with a new option – a management pack task that removes the logical disk from monitoring after the next logical disk discovery is run. Note: these options do not clear the critical alerts previously generated after the logical disk was decommissioned.

To run the management pack task from the Operations Console: 

  • Navigate to the monitoring pane\UNIX and Linux Computers\Logical Disk State
  • Select the decommissioned disk
  • Run the Management Pack task “Remove inactive file system”

  • The agent will immediately stop monitoring the disk, and the logical disk instance will be removed when the next periodic discovery is run. This discovery has a default interval of four hours.