A good part of having a blog that sometimes you are being contacted to have a look at new solutions. Fro such new solution I was contacted by F5 and Comtrade. Comtrade is developing a Management Pack for SCOM that will monitor F5 BIG-IQ devices. Trough monitoring BIG-IQ the soloution provides also monitoring for BIG-IP. Continue reading “Sneak Peak at Comtrade Management Pack for F5 BIG-IQ”
Recently I was looking how to monitor Kemp LoadMaster devices with SCOM. I was able to discover them trough SCOM as Network Devices but that was the only thing and it was not enough. Fortunately fellow MVP Daniele Grandini decided to help me and develop Kemp LoadMaster Management Pack. He was the main driver for this MP to exists as he was the main developer and I’ve took the task of testing it and fixing some small bugs that we’ve encountered. This is initial version of the MP and contains some know issues some of them are due to kemp loadmaster others are internal for the MP. Consider this version somehow as beta as we have some plans to re-write the MP in the future if we can. You will find the MP here along with some documentation. You can log any feedback you have on the Codeplex page.
Cameron Fuller made small but nice management pack that will alert you when your Windows Server is not activated. Unfortunately this was in 2009 and now the MP does not work with latest version – Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Continue reading “Updated MP: Windows Licensing Check”
Release several hours ago a new Management Pack for SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services. There is also a version for SQL 2008 Analysis Services. But I will focus this blog post on the 2012 version. The SQL Server Management Pack provides some monitoring for SQL Analysis Services but does not goes too deep and now with this new MP you have that option. Let’s look on how to install it and import it: Continue reading “Quick Look at the New SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services Management Pack”
In the past I’ve tried Multi-Tenant RRAS Management Pack with NVGRE Gateway that was not in the cluster. Recently I was able to try the MP with NVGRE Gateway cluster but I’ve met some challenges. Continue reading “NVGRE Gateway Cluster Not Discovered Completely by the Multi-Tenant RRAS MP”
If you are still on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and not migrated to R2 do not worry Microsoft hasn’t forgot you. The Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V MP received small update to fix some bugs. You can download the new version here.
The SQL MP which had new version just last month now is updated again. The previous release had some bugs which were addressed and fixed quickly:
- Fixed CPU Utilization Monitor
- Fixed SQL Server seed discovery for WoW64 environments
- Alert severity of Average Wait Time Monitor was changed to Warning, added consecutive sampling to reduce noise, threshold was changed to 250
- Alert severity of SQL Re-Compilation monitor was changed to Warning, threshold was changed to 25. The monitor was disabled by default.
- Minor fixes
Great job by the team behind the MP for fixing those bugs quickly. The new version you can find here.