Key Updates in System Center Monitoring Pack for SharePoint 2013

System Center Monitoring Packs (previously known as Management Packs), for both SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation 2013, were released on November 8, 2012. You can download them at the download center:

Key Updates in System Center Monitoring Pack for SharePoint 2013 

  • Totally 102 new monitors/rules are added for better monitoring of new services and existing ones in SharePoint 2013:
    • Added monitoring for brand new services in SharePoint 2013, such as Education and Translation. Also added monitoring to newly added services of Access and Search in SharePoint 2013.
    • Enhanced monitoring for exiting services, such as Project, Usage database and Visio.
  • Legacy monitoring support with further improvement of alert tuning:
    • Ported SharePoint 2010 legacy monitors/rules and continue the support in SharePoint 2013.
    • Alert tuning to further reduce noise:
      • Created Delayed Windows Service State Check Monitor.
      • Disabled known noisy alerts.
    • More accurate definition for SharePoint System Center Operations Manager Pack Run As Account.
      • Re-evaluated the privileges for SharePoint Monitoring Pack account and confirmed the admin permission on SQL boxes is not a must.
  • Redesigned SharePoint Monitoring Pack architecture for easier development and upgrade.
    • Componentized into Library (SharePoint version common), Discovery and Monitoring (SharePoint version specific).
    • Easier management pack development and upgrade in the future
      • Users can reuse the common Class in Library to add their new monitors and rules without impact on the existing ones.
      • Users’ own monitors and rules can be upgraded to the future SharePoint version without change (the Library is common for SharePoint versions).
  • Supports both System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 and System Center Operations Manager 2012.
  • Supports 11 languages, including English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish.

Comments (1)

  1. Tomomi says:

    This is exactly what I'm looking for! My customer (in Japan) is asking me about the detail of enhancement of existing monitoring rules. If you have those, please blog them. Thanks.

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