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Is ultrasound is reqaired for scom 2007 sp1 or r2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Please tell me that scom sp1 or R2 needs the ultrasound to monitor the DC so we can deploy the ultrasound.
    Tuesday, February 2, 2010 4:15 PM

Answers

  • Ultrasound is not required for monitoring domain controllers.  You can run the Active Directory management pack alone and get a very complete set of monitoring for DCs.  That MP has been kept up to date so it supports even the most recent versions of the operating system and it would be the first MP to focus on if you're concerned about monitoring domain controllers.

    Beyond that there are a couple different management packs which have been released for older versions of FRS and DFS.  Since these technologies are supporting technologies in some peoples' AD infrastructures, customers sometimes find it useful to have this extra level of monitoring.  Likewise, many customers rely on these technologies for file replication in general so they may deploy these MPs for those reasons as well.  The existing version of the FRS MP (linked above) does rely on the Ultrasound tool as you pointed out, so there is that requirement to consider.  Additionally, the downside of both of these MPs is that they do not support all vesions of the operating system (neither support beyond Server 2003) at this point.

    If you would like to see further investments in the FRS and/or DFS management packs then please submit that feedback via the "feedback" link on the OpsMgr Connect page (http://connect.microsoft.com/opsmgr).


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    Wednesday, February 3, 2010 3:48 PM

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  • Hi,
    I think it is the FRS MP that needs Ultrasound, not the AD MP. Or was it that you mean by monitor the DC?
    Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft MVP - Operations Manager | http://www.contoso.se
    Tuesday, February 2, 2010 7:38 PM
  • ya i know this use Frs managment pack or frs managment pack need altrasound so will you please tell me that ultrasound is reqaire to monitor the dc with scom 2007 and  please tell me what you do if you have scom sp1 in network and you want to monitor the frs and dc 2000 and 2007? please replay
    Wednesday, February 3, 2010 1:56 PM
  • Ultrasound is not required for monitoring domain controllers.  You can run the Active Directory management pack alone and get a very complete set of monitoring for DCs.  That MP has been kept up to date so it supports even the most recent versions of the operating system and it would be the first MP to focus on if you're concerned about monitoring domain controllers.

    Beyond that there are a couple different management packs which have been released for older versions of FRS and DFS.  Since these technologies are supporting technologies in some peoples' AD infrastructures, customers sometimes find it useful to have this extra level of monitoring.  Likewise, many customers rely on these technologies for file replication in general so they may deploy these MPs for those reasons as well.  The existing version of the FRS MP (linked above) does rely on the Ultrasound tool as you pointed out, so there is that requirement to consider.  Additionally, the downside of both of these MPs is that they do not support all vesions of the operating system (neither support beyond Server 2003) at this point.

    If you would like to see further investments in the FRS and/or DFS management packs then please submit that feedback via the "feedback" link on the OpsMgr Connect page (http://connect.microsoft.com/opsmgr).


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Use of attachments are subject to the terms specified at http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.htm
    Wednesday, February 3, 2010 3:48 PM
  • Thanks for your answer.Will you please tell me how Frs management generate alerts using ultra  sound and how we can see that in scom sp1 console.it is clear that it support only 2003 and 2000 domains.
    Wednesday, February 3, 2010 7:51 PM