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1) Yes. You will need an Active Directory infrastructure available. SCOM is heavily tied into those services. It is described further in the Infrastructure section of the Environmental Prerequisites. 2) Yes, but you may need a newer version of SCOM 2007. The original release version of SCOM does not support SQL 2008 because it didn't exist when it came ...


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System Center is a suite of different monitoring, configuration management, and automation tools Microsoft sells for the Windows operating system. Collectively they achieve Systems Management. SCOM, System Center Operations Manager, is the monitoring component of that suite. SCCM, System Center Configuration Manager, handles configuration management. HP ...


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None of these products will be impacted by the raising of the forest or domain functional levels. I can't think of a single application that would be impacted by this, as it typically only increases the number of features present in Active Directory.


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To the best of my knowledge, the OpsMgr agent can only send data to one server; it cannot 'serve two masters', so to speak. Actually the agent can absolutely report to two different management groups. It's called "Agent Multihoming". Basically you just find the agent in Add/Remove programs and modify the install, it will bring up a dialog that will ...


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I've got these bookmarked... http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/systemcenter/om/bb498235 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb310604.aspx (I'm a new member here, it wouldn't let me post more than two links)


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SQL 2008 R2 is now supported for migrations if you install SCOM 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 4. KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2449679/en-us Download Link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=39a871e0-d996-4568-be5d-2edb6f539330&displaylang=en Upgrade Procedure (I think this will still be updated): ...


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This is entirely policy related and there's nothing you can do except suggest it if you're not in charge. If you want an admin to do something and they don't, then discipline if the only way. If you're not in a position to discipline anyone, then it's not your decision to make. You could always present your case to their manager and hope for the best, but ...


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Answer found, and it's a bit unpleasant (at least if you were expecting the people creating management packs to actually know what they are doing). Extracted from the monitor's description: This monitor verifies forwarder availability by performing an NSLOOKUP on the targeted forwarder. The script executes nslookup -timeout=<value> ...


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The maths add up for me. 55 > 2 > 1 > ? = SCOM Also, to be honest, the amount of stuff there is to monitor on a Windows machine, with all the various flavors of Microsoft software sitting on them, for me, would make a tool specialized in monitoring that product a priority. Lastly, I believe SCOM 2007 can monitor several *nix flavours, ESX, and any SNMP ...


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Microsoft's Documentation: How to move a site database in SCCM You must have SCCM 2007 SP1 installed with Hotfix KB955262 to use SQL 2008. For SCOM you must have SP2 installed. Then you get to move the three databases separately: Warehouse, Database, and Reporting.


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SCOM 2007 R2 still does not support SQL 2008 R2 for existing installations. The latest cumulative update for SCOM (CU#3) was just released November 15 and didn't include support, so you will have a while to wait for a CU to cover it. You may be able to contact Microsoft Support and see if a hotfix is available through that route instead.


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Jmeter is great for this. It's not 100% obviously how to use as it's quite flexible, but there are plenty of load-testing tutorials out there for it.


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This is a known issue that is solved when installing upate rollup 2. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2706783/en-us Issue 2 The Set-SCOMLicense cmdlet fails if the management group evaluation expiration time-out has expired. So install update rollup 2 en retry inserting the license key.


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According to the documentation, you can easily place a whole server in maintenance mode: In the Operations console, click the Monitoring button. In the Monitoring pane, expand Monitoring, and then click Computers. In the Computers pane, right-click the computer that you want to place into maintenance mode, click Maintenance Mode, and then click ...


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Of course it can. There are also a lot of neat hardware vendor-specific packages for it.


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If powershell is installed on the RMS or RMSe then I would write a script that would check that the healthservice, cshost and omsdk services are running. I would also try to identify a concrete event message that indicates that your SCOM environment has lost connectivity to the database; the OpsMgr log will surely show this but I can't recall one off the ...


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Have the OpsMgr 2007 guides on your computer Supported configurations, Quick Start Guide, Security Guide, Design Guide, Deployment Guide, Migration Guide, Admin Guide, Users Guide. Buy these books and get familiar with them. System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed by Kerrie Meyler, Cameron Fuller, John Joyner, and Andy Dominey and System Center ...


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I found out that a custom discovery needed to be created based on the Windows Computer object that evaluated a registry key for the service. The Windows Computer object was automatically cloned into a new class that inherited all attributes of the base class plus the additional registry attribute that I defined. After that, it was just a matter of creating ...


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Taking longer then 10 seconds to respond actually gives you more to monitor and that could actually be good. I would avoid wrapping telnet directly if you can avoid it as it can be done nicer in powershell. Have a look at these two. I am sure you could put them both together so that when you make the call you timeout after your max acceptable time and ...


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Paessler makes such a tool and there is a free trial. Paessler Tool There are lots more but support from these folks is great


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From this link and this link it seems the official saying is it's not supported but there are couple of workarounds given if you would like to go that route. However it seems there is now official way to do so, which I found out by digging it for you: Blog and Microsoft KB And I could swear I saw somewhere on CU3 installation tips that upgrade is now ...


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There are two things that you might be looking for. To get a definitive answer for a computer account or a user account in any Active Directory you need to poll all Domain controllers and pick the most recent value reported for LastLogon because that is an AD attribute that is never replicated between DC's. That is what True Last Logon is doing. For ...


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In the guide for the SCOM SQL management pack you can download a complete detailing of exactly what the management pack offers. As far as monitoring goes (IMHO) I'd take SCOM over spotlight every day of the week. Where Spotlight shines is in performance analysis and maintenance data (EG spotlight can tell you what the top SQL query is SCOM is designed to ...


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The problem is, these performance collection rules are disabled by default. You just need to turn them on. From the Dell MP documentation: In the Operations Console, Dell→ Performance and Power Monitoring Views displays the performance information that is collected from Dell Systems. This feature is available on installation of Scalable Server ...


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The Anonymous/Windows Integrated settings you refer to are in the email notification channel / add smtp server dialog. It is not asking for an email address; it's asking for an SMTP server to connect to. Once you have set up a valid notification Channel, you enter the email address into a Subscriber object, then create a Subscription to link the two ...


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For 450 Servers that need monitoring i would not place all roles on 1 server altough it is possible. If that server breaks down you will be lost until you manage to restore it. Also it might be a bit much for one server to handle that load by it self. I would recommend a 4 server setup. 1 MSSQL+Reporting+OpsMgrWeb, 1RMS, 2 MS+ACS. I would setup MSSQL with ...


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Looks like you picked the right day... General Availability of the product will be 1st July 2009, at which point new and existing customers will be able to obtain the bits from their respective customer download centers, such as MVLS. via technet My guess is it'll appear at some point today.


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I did a lot of searching (as I'm sure you did), and wasn't able to find any posts that had the same error as you. That being said, I ran across this. It goes over installing the database component for SCOM. The fact that it's failing for you across multiple environments leads me to believe its a configuration issue. HTH



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