SQL - Rule and Monitor Overrides stored in sealed Discovery pack RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Just a bit puzzled at the moment, but can anyone explain to me please, why the Microsoft SQL packs (the latest ones) all have overrides stored in the Discovery pack for rules and monitors?

    I could understand base Discovery overrides, but why wouldn't the out-the-box "Monitoring" type overrides be stored in the Monitoring pack?

    Why would it be designed this way?



    Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:15 PM

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  • Good question...

    If we have a look at the MP history for example for the Agent discovery, it used to be enabled by default up to version and then went to disabled by default with an override to enable it with version

    Coincidentally, this is when the MP went from being "SQL 2017+" to "Version Agnostic".

    But I can't really think of a good reason to do so...

    Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:31 AM
  • Hi,

    Probably has something to do with the transition to the version agnostic management pack, but the reason why they did this is unknown.

    You could always ask them by sending an email to: sqlmpsfeedback@microsoft.com

    Best regards,

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    Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:35 AM
  • Thanks both,

    I am just looking in to this a little more as I think the output from MP Author is confusing me a little.  I think the references are in that Discovery pack, but referring to the Monitoring Pack, so think this is user confusion :-)

    I am just documenting Cluster monitoring also for review and that is strange too.  No rules in 2012R2 Cluster pack, but there are about 100 rules in the 2012 pack.  But every rule in 2012 pack is overridden with Enabled = False and yet the override for that is in a separate Override Pack labelled 2012 R2!

    I have no idea why overrides for rules in the 2012 Monitoring Cluster pack would be in a 2012 R2 Monitoring Overrides pack.

    Really confusing when trying to document and find the truth and this is just the out of the box overrides lol

    Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:52 AM
  • The MP Viewer tool is a great tool to visualize a management pack, or when looking for something within a management pack, it might help you out with your documentation :-)

    There's also a slightly newer version here:

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    Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:58 AM