My name’s Thomas Roettinger and I am a private cloud and virtualization Premier Field Engineer over Microsoft Germany. Today I am writing about the availability of Cluster Shared Volume monitoring in System Center Operations Manager.
The new monitoring rule set is named “Windows Server Cluster Shared Volume Monitoring” and the version number is 6.0.6057.0.
This extension was released on 9/30/2011 so it is fairly new. The previous Cluster Management Pack did not include a rule for CSV monitoring.
A lot of customers implemented a workaround with a PowerShell script that was released by Simon Perriman and NOW you can use a built in management function.
When opening the Operations Manager Console you should search the online catalog within the Import Management Packs dialog.
Browse the Core OS folder and select Cluster Shared Volume Monitoring. Keep in mind that this new MP has dependencies to all Windows Server Library running latest version 6.0.6957.0
As soon as the import was successfully done you can switch to Monitoring at the Operation Manager Console. While expanding Microsoft Windows Server you should see a new entry in “Health Monitoring” for Cluster Shared Volume Health.
Also at Performance you should see Cluster Share Volume Disk Capacity (Free Space) .
As always I hope you find this Blog entry useful.