Posts Tagged ‘management pack’

OpsMgr: Remove management pack depending on “Default Management Pack”

Written by Ingmar Verheij on April 12th, 2012. Posted in Operations Manager

When you try to remove a (sealed) management pack from System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) you get the following error:

Following Management Packs depend on the Managemend Pack you are trying to delete

This is caused by an override that is targeted on the management pack you want to delete (for instance Citrix Library) and is stored in the Default Management Pack, which is NOT a best-practice. Even after deleting all overrides from the DMP the message does not disappear.

OpsMgr: Where’s my management pack?

Written by Ingmar Verheij on April 10th, 2012. Posted in Operations Manager

After importing a management pack in System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) it might take a while until it is visible in the Operations Console. When developing a management pack (and especially when creating reports) this is frustrating since there are numerous reasons why the management pack isn’t working as expected.

A common reason why the management pack (and the associated reports) aren’t showed in the Operations Console is because the management packs are queued awaiting synchronization.

HP Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) Management Pack – Capacity

Written by Ingmar Verheij on May 9th, 2011. Posted in Operations Manager

HP provides management packs for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) for monitoring a HP Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA). These management packs can be found here.

The management packs supplied by HP use the WEBES component to forward events about the EVA (warnings or errors) to SCOM, but it won’t collect performance data or capacity information.

Alain Côte has create a management pack for collecting performance data and placing it in SCOM, which can be found here.

Unfortunately there was no management pack for collecting capacity information about storage systems or diskgroups.

Since I needed to collect information about the capacity, usage and available storage space, for trending analysis I’ve created the management pack.

Exchange 2003 Management Pack Storage Add-On

Written by Ingmar Verheij on April 27th, 2011. Posted in Operations Manager

During an implementation of System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) a customer asked me how he can retrieve information about Exchange mailbox stores for trend analysis. Unfortunately the managemeng pack supplied by Microsoft does not collect the size of Mailbox Stores in the datawarehouse.

So I’ve created an add-on for the Microsoft Exchange 2003 Management Pack which adds a rule for collecting the size of Mailbox Stores.


SCOM: (Un)sealing a Management Pack

Written by Ingmar Verheij on April 5th, 2011. Posted in Operations Manager

System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) uses Management Packs to discover, monitor and collect data about product. Usually a Management Pack is used per product such as Exchange 2003, Exchange 2010, SQL 2008, etc. Commercial management packs are sealed, which means you can’t edit the content of the management pack

Unsealing a management pack

In some cases it might me necessary to change a sealed management pack to suit your needs. Before the sealed management pack can be changed it needs to be unsealed.

This can easily be done with a PowerShell script (run on a SCOM server):