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SCOM 2012 Maintenance Mode RRS feed

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  • Before applying windows updates to our servers we put them into SCOM maintenance mode using the SCOM console, this works well for most of our servers except SQL and Exchange 2010 servers where a large amount of alerts sent during reboot, some examples as follows:

    • Cluster Node is not online. on Not Present
    • Cluster resource group offline or partially online on Not Present
    • The Windows Remote Management Service (WinRM) isn't running.
    • Failed to Connect to Computer on Microsoft.SystemCenter.AgentWatchersGroup
    • The database availability group is experiencing problems that may cause it to fail due to stale security information

    I'm putting the windows computer, cluster nodes, and DAG into maintenance mode, but obviously something else has to be put into MM?

    Monday, July 13, 2015 9:35 AM

Answers

  • Hi, it's not difficult to identify from what objects you receive these alerts (in properties) to take it into account

    and some inf.

    http://www.opsman.co.za/scom-cluster-maintenance-mode-resource-groups-and-you/

    http://syscenterstuff.blogspot.ru/2010/02/maintenance-mode-clusters-nodes-sql.html

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mariussutara/archive/2008/09/05/cluster-and-maintenance-mode.aspx

    • Proposed as answer by Elton_Ji Sunday, July 26, 2015 5:36 PM
    • Marked as answer by Elton_Ji Thursday, August 6, 2015 6:35 AM
    Monday, July 13, 2015 3:42 PM
  • Agreed. If you are still getting Alerts, take a look at the Alert property (specifically the Target), which will let you know which object it is being thrown from; and from there, which object you have not put into Maintenance Mode. 

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    • Proposed as answer by Elton_Ji Sunday, July 26, 2015 5:36 PM
    • Marked as answer by Elton_Ji Thursday, August 6, 2015 6:35 AM
    Monday, July 13, 2015 5:18 PM

All replies

  • Hi, it's not difficult to identify from what objects you receive these alerts (in properties) to take it into account

    and some inf.

    http://www.opsman.co.za/scom-cluster-maintenance-mode-resource-groups-and-you/

    http://syscenterstuff.blogspot.ru/2010/02/maintenance-mode-clusters-nodes-sql.html

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mariussutara/archive/2008/09/05/cluster-and-maintenance-mode.aspx

    • Proposed as answer by Elton_Ji Sunday, July 26, 2015 5:36 PM
    • Marked as answer by Elton_Ji Thursday, August 6, 2015 6:35 AM
    Monday, July 13, 2015 3:42 PM
  • Agreed. If you are still getting Alerts, take a look at the Alert property (specifically the Target), which will let you know which object it is being thrown from; and from there, which object you have not put into Maintenance Mode. 

    ------- Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you.
    AdinE MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, MCTS; (Specializing in System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management)
    2015 Microsoft MVP in System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
    LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/adinermie
    Website: http://micloud.azurewebsites.net

    • Proposed as answer by Elton_Ji Sunday, July 26, 2015 5:36 PM
    • Marked as answer by Elton_Ji Thursday, August 6, 2015 6:35 AM
    Monday, July 13, 2015 5:18 PM
  • Part of the problem with the DAG alerts is that they're generated by the Exchange Correlation Engine, so the rule target is the Root Management Server. DO NOT EVER EVER EVER put the RMS into maint mode.

    "Fear disturbs your concentration"

    Monday, July 13, 2015 8:37 PM