Management Pack for IIS Application Pool Processor Performance

IIS application pools run under separate W3WP.EXE processes (called “worker processes”). Monitoring CPU performance for application pools mean monitoring the processor performance for these processes. The tricky part though is that you have to determine which W3WP.EXE process  maps to which application pool, and you can’t just map processes IDs (pid) to application pools one…

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Sample MP for log events

Here is a MP to quickly test event log and script-based monitoring (well…there’s only one monitor which is script-based, so maybe this post should be titled “sample MP for events” only :-)) The MP has monitors like these (and has the tasks to trigger them):  – Event reset monitor  – Manual reset monitor  – Event being reset by…


Asset Intelligence in SCCM

Where will you get the most detailed information on the Asset Intelligence feature and its upcoming enhancements (v1.5 in SP1)? You should start here : http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2125094&SiteID=17 This forum gets regular posts from the AI product team. There is also a new white paper out : http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/0/f/d0f027ac-501c-415a-ba28-85c051d57da4/ConfigMgr%20Asset%20Intelligence%20Whitepaper%20FINAL%20v4.pdf


Quick Checklist for a ConfigMgr evaluation on a single box

Although there is a virtual machine ready to use on www.microsoft.com/vhd, many people like to get theirs hands on a product first by installing it. I don’t mean this post to be very detailed in each step, so please consider this more of an unofficial checklist. So, what do you prepare on a server, before launching…


Monitoring Scheduled Tasks with Ops Mgr 2007

There are several community-developped MPs to monitor scheduled tasks out there. There is one from Raphael Burri : http://rburri.wordpress.com/2008/02/14/windows-scheduled-tasks-management-pack-for-opsmgr-2007/ There is one from Innovativ : http://www.inovativ.nl/pagina/downloads I also made one to demo OpsMgr capabilities to a customer. It was quite some time ago (Oct 2007), but I never took the chance to share it much,…

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First post!

OK, so this is yet another System Center blog… Well not exactly…I wont try to bother you with news already available in other sources, and I don’t plan to post ten times a day. I’ll try to focus on sharing some stuff I use every day for demos and tests around System Center products, especially…