OMS today released a new feature Performance monitoring. Not sure if that is the official name but basically allows you to gather performance data from servers by adding performance counters.
The feature is located under Logs as it represents different king of log gathering. Keep in mind that this performance data gathering feature is different than the Capacity solution. This feature does not require SCOM-VMM integration and works with agent-only connected computers. Continue reading “Operations Management Suite – Performance Monitoring”
So far we’ve seen very bad implementations of Exchange Management Pack for SCOM. Even with Exchange 2013 I thought will be initial version and updates will be released regularly to improve it but that didn’t happen for a long time. Until now. Continue reading “New/Updated MP: Exchange 2013 MP Reborn”
I’ve seen cases where you have SCOM 2012 or higher and latest SQL Management Pack but the performance data is not showing in the SQL dashboards for some or for all of your SQL servers: Continue reading “Where is My SQL SCOM Dashboard Performance Data?”
Microsoft published a very useful article on how we can fine-tune Hyper-V Replica if we face performance problems. I suggest if to try changing these registry keys only if you face some performance problems. If everything is working smoothly better not touch them. The article is located here.
This widget for SCOM 2012 developed by Microsoft employee Brian Wren can be very helpful in various cases. For example when you troubleshoot performance issues you can compare two or more computers in four different performance metrics.
Learn more about the widget, see screenshots and download it from Microsoft Gallery repository.
The authors of System Center Operations Manager 2012 Unleashed book are offering free for download a dashboard for Virtual Machine Manager. The management pack offers dashboards as:
- VMM Guest Health
- VMM Guest Resources
- VMM Host Performance
- VMM Hosts and Guests
- VMM Performance
- VMM Server Service Level Objective
- VMM Summary Dashboard
Screenshots from the MP can bee found here and the MP itself can be downloaded from here.
In this article you can learn how to leverage PowerShell for managing storage in Windows Server 2012. Read the full article here.