Saturday, May 1, 2010

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 2

Download Cumulative Update 2 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (KB979257) here.

Brief Description
Cumulative Update 2 for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2007 R2 includes Cumulative Update 1 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2. Additionally, Cumulative Update 2 resolves the following issues:
* The Network Devices State view does not display the device name.
* The discovery process fails when a double-byte character is inserted into a string that is searched.
* The availability reports that are exported as TIF files or as PDF files are truncated.
* The property bags of WMIEventProvider module do not support the including or excluding of specific properties.
* The color of the chart lines does not match the legend in the Web console in the Performance view.
* When SQL Reporting Services is enabled in SCOM by using the United States Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) security, the datawarehouse encounters an InvalidOperationException error.
* The monitoring host process does not start the workflows immediately when tasks are received.
* The Operations Manager console crashes when you open multiple customized views in a new window.
* The Allow Anonymous discovery property in the Internet Information Services (IIS) Management Pack is incorrect in the console.
* When you run updates, a restart dialog box is shown before the files for the update are delivered.
* The agent update packages are not deployed to the servers that have the Terminal Services Gateway (TS Gateway) role installed or that have the Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) role service installed.
* Audit Collection Services stops collecting data if the Event Log service uses the automatic backup feature.


Quick Details
Version: 2007 R2
Knowledge Base (KB) Articles: KB979257
Date Published: 4/30/2010
Language: English
Download Size: 111.0 MB - 1221.6 MB*
*Download size depends on selected download components.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

HP Insight Control for Microsoft System Center is now available!

HP has released new System Center Integration stuff.
Proliant PRO MP with support for VMM 2008 R2.
Support for Configuration Manager and OSD for Server 2008 R2.

Key HP Insight Control for Microsoft System Center features include:

The Operating System Deployment (OSD) module tightly integrates with System Center Configuration Manager to automatically deploy bare metal servers. This includes support for pre-deployment hardware and BIOS configuration, and post-OS driver and agent installation.
The ProLiant and BladeSystem Management Packs integrate with System Center Operations Manager to expose the native capabilities of ProLiant and Blade System servers and enclosures. This provides greater visibility of ProLiant and BladeSystems using Operations Manager Diagram, System, State, and Alert Views, enabling quick root cause analysis with graphical characterization down to the server and blade subsystem level and c-Class enclosures to the component level.
The ProLiant Hardware inventory tool uses native System Center Software Distribution to provide detailed component level inventory of every managed server.
The ProLiant Server Update Catalog uses System Center Configuration Manager to install and update ProLiant drivers and firmware using a rules based model.
HP Performance Resource Optimization (PRO) module works in conjunction with System Center Operations Manager and System Center Virtual Machine Manager to proactively guide and automate movement of virtual machines based upon host hardware alerts


Download is here

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cumulative Update 1 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (KB974144)

Download Cumulative Update 1 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (KB974144) here.

Brief Description
Cumulative Update 1 contains a number of fixes for the Operations Manager 2007 R2 release. A number of fixes require manual steps to install. See Knowledgebase article 974144 for details of included fixes and installation steps.


Quick Details
File Name: SystemCenterOperationsManager2007-R2CU1-KB974144-X86-X64-IA64-ENU.MSI
Version: 6.1.7221.13
Date Published: 1/15/2010
Language: English
Download Size: 84.6 MB
Estimated Download Time: 3 hr 27 min 56K

Monday, April 27, 2009

MMS 2009 in Las Vegas

It´s time for MMS 2009 in Las Vegas. I´m on site and have some intressting meetings with the product teams. I will try to write some around VMM and Operations Manager. Have been very busy the last months and no post on the blog as a result. I will try to change that. I have been working with Ops Mgr 2007 R2 and we have it deployed on RC code in production, So far so good. Have been doing Lab work on VMM 2008 R2 beta together with Ops Mgr R2 RC. W8ill try too blog about thé progress of this work in the coming month. But for now I will focus on MMS for a week.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

DHCP MP QFE release to fix the high CPU utilization issues

Download the updated DHCP MP here.

Quick Details
File Name: Microsoft DHCP 2000 2003 and 2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007.msi
Version: 6.0.6452.0
Date Published: 11/7/2008
Language: English
Download Size: 891 KB

Release History

10/26/2007 - Release of Windows Server 2000/2003 DHCP MP for OpsMgr 2007, version 6.0.5000.41
8/15/2008 - Added support for Windows Server 2008, version 6.0.6383.0
11/7/2008 - QFE release to fix the high CPU utilization issues, version 6.0.6452.0

SQL MP with support for SQL 2008

Download the SQL Server Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 here.

Microsoft have relesed a new version of the SQL MP with support for SQL Server 2008 as well as SQL 2000 and SQL 2005.

Quick Details
File Name: SQL Server System Center Operations Manager 2007 MP.msi
Version: 6.0.6441.0
Date Published: 10/29/2008
Language: English
Download Size: 1.6 MB

Release History:

3/23/2007 - Initial Release, version 6.0.5000.0
12/21/2007 - updated version 6.0.6247.5
3/31/2008 - Updated version 6.0.6278.8
10/29/2008 - Released version 6.0.6441.0, which introduced SQL Server 2008 support in addition to other new features and fixes. Refer to the MP guide for a complete list of changes

Active Directory MP for Server 2008 Domain Controllers

Download the new version of the Active Directory Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 here.

The new MP supports Windows Server 2008 Domain Controllers as well as Windows Server 2000 and 2003.

Quick Details
File Name: Microsoft Active Directory 2000 2003 and 2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007.msi
Version: 6.0.6452.0
Date Published: 11/7/2008
Language: English
Download Size: 1.9 MB


Management Pack Release History:

3/23/2007 - Initial Release, version 6.0.5000.0
1/15/2008 - Updated Guide - same version
03/17/2008 - QFE, version 6.0.6278.3
03/26/2008 - QFE, version 6.0.6278.10
11/7/2008 - Initial release for 2000/2003/2008, version 6.0.6452.0

Monday, November 3, 2008

Configure Ops Mgr 2007 for VMM 2008 PRO

Í have been working on the VMM 2008 the last couple of months. One thing I have found the hard way is when you run the "Configure Operations Manager" part on the RMS server you need to do this with a account in the same domain as your server. We have admin accounts in another domain (but in the same AD with full trust), if I use this account I get an error message about setting SPN for the VMM service. The only way to fix this(What I have found at least) is to create a Ops Mgr Admin account in the same domain as your RMS server and run the installation with this. Then the process just runs smooth.

Been busy working on VMM 2008

There have not been many post on this blog the latest months. This is caused of very intense work on different products in the System Ceneter family. We are working with VMM 2008, App-v 4.5 and Config Manager 2007 R2. I have also been busy in front of the camera. Watch our video case study for Microsoft Virtualization.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

How to change the credentials for the OpsMgr SDK Service

While doing some Lab work on the VMM 2008 PRO integration with Hyper-V and VMM 2008 and Operations Manager 2007 I needed to change the SDK Service account to Local System for the VMM 2008 to Operations Manager 2007 connection to work properly. I found a very good KB article that maybe someone else also has a need for. The article describes how to change the service accounts for Operations Manager 2007 in "any direction" to or from Local System.

You find all information in the KB936220 here.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 MP for Operations Manager 2007

Download the System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 here.

Overview

Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 provides proactive monitoring of your Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 environment. This management pack includes:

Detection and monitoring of all MDM servers and dependent services
The alert-driven state
Performance and backlog monitoring and configuration
Before you install the MDM management pack, read the MDM Management Pack Guide document. The guide includes instructions that you need to correctly deploy, configure and use the management pack.

Feature Bullet Summary:
The System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 provides capabilities for MDM 2008 monitoring, including the following:

Collection of events from MDM Device Management Server, MDM Enrollment Server, MDM Gateway Server, and MDM Self Service Portal.
Health state monitoring and alerting for MDM service errors requiring administrative intervention.
Collection of MDM performance counters from MDM Device Management Server, MDM Enrollment Server, MDM Gateway Server, and MDM Self Service Portal.
Events indicating service outages
Alerts indicating configuration issues and connected data source changes
Verification that all dependant services are running

Management Pack Release History:
6/30/2008 - Version 1.0.2300.0 Original release of the English version of the Management Pack

File Replication Service 2000/2003 MP for Operations Manager 2007

Download the File Replication Service 2000/2003 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 here.

Microsoft have updated the documentation for this MP. You will find the documentation in the download.

Brief Description
Monitors the performance and availability of Windows File Replication Service, ultrasound, and replica sets. Requires OpsMgr 2007 MOM 2005 Backward Compatibility MP Update 6.0.5000.1 (or higher).

Management Pack Release History:
6/4/2007 - Initial Release for OpsMgr 2007 , version 6.0.5000.0
6/30/2008 - Updated documentation, same version, 6.0.5000.0

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Message Queuing MP for Operations Manager 2007

Download the Message Queuing Management Pack for Ops Mgr 2007 here.

Brief Description
The Message Queuing Management Pack provides monitoring for Microsoft Message Queuing Services (MSMQ) version 3.0.

Overview
Message Queuing (also known as MSMQ) is a server application that enables applications to communicate across heterogeneous networks and systems that may be temporarily offline or otherwise inaccessible. Instead of an application communicating with a service on another computer, it sends its information to Message Queuing, which sends the information to a Message Queuing service on the target computer where it is made available to the other application. Message Queuing provides guaranteed delivery, efficient routing, security, and priority based messaging.

Feature Summary
The Message Queuing Management Pack provides monitoring for the following:
MSMQ Servers
MSMQ Triggers
MSMQ Queues
Dependant Clients

Release History

6/3/2008 - Initial Release, version 6.0.6278.23. Refer to the MP guide for further details.

New Hotfix solves some issues with Ops Mgr 2007 SP1

Microsoft have released a KB article with a hofix to solve some of the issues that came with SP1.

Here is the KB951979 article.

There are 6 different issues that this hotifx covers.

Problem 1
The management server cannot collect the CSDVersion property from Windows Vista-based client computers.
Problem 2
The management server cannot collect operating system properties from Windows 2000 Service Pack 4-based client computers.
Problem 3
The HandleCountThreshold agent monitor does not restart the HealthService service on the Microsoft Exchange Server agent even when the HandleCountThreshold value has been exceeded.
Problem 4
Audit Collection Services (ACS) events cannot be collected correctly.
Problem 5
Incorrect warnings are raised for Performance Data Source Module when some services in the system are disabled.
Problem 6
Cluster discovery does not work correctly when the Virtual Server Name is a substring of the Physical Server Name.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Updated HP BladeSystem Management Pack, version 1.6.2 is now available

Download the updated HP BladeSystem Management Pack, version 1.6.2 here.

As I reported in a previous post there were regional settings problem with the Blade Enclosure discovery. This is fixed in this new release.

Version 1.6.2 addresses the following:

Bug Fixes:
Fixed the HP BladeSystem Enclosure Monitor Manager to support the regional and language settings on Windows Operating System.
Fixed the HP BladeSystem Management Pack for Alert Parameter Replacement Failure on Operations Manager 2007 SP1.