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  • Hi,
    I want to install an agent on a machine. Before installing i need to know all the sideeffects caused by the agent or SCOM server on agent machine.

    I mean i have so many web services on the machine and will the agent or SCOM Management Packs can try to recover if something is not configured properly or not working by adding some auto configurations to the web.config file?

    Why i am asking is, i had a situation before where our DEV team not able to browse the wsdl on this machine and they blamed SCOM for that. So please help me
    Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:08 AM

Answers

  • Before deploying an agent make sure the machine your going to deploy the agent to has the required hot fixes to correct KNOWN problems! there is at least one about monitoring an iis box.

     http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2009/01/27/which-hotfixes-should-i-apply.aspx 

    If your scom implementation has just the default scom config and microsoft mps, there should be minimal impact on the agent machine, as long as the known hot fixes above have been applied. the IIS MP to my knowledge only monitors sites, it does not try and fix anything for you automatically. if you need more information about the IIS MP please see the download page an read the IIS MP doc (required reading before implementing any MP) http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9815 

    nothing better than dev's blaming problems on SCOM. next time say prove it. :)

    hope this helps!


    Scott Moss MVP (Operations Manager) President - System Center Virtual Users Group |Vice President - Atlanta Southeast Management Users Group (ATL SMUG)
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    • Marked as answer by krishkan Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:34 AM
    Monday, February 13, 2012 1:12 PM

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  • Before deploying an agent make sure the machine your going to deploy the agent to has the required hot fixes to correct KNOWN problems! there is at least one about monitoring an iis box.

     http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2009/01/27/which-hotfixes-should-i-apply.aspx 

    If your scom implementation has just the default scom config and microsoft mps, there should be minimal impact on the agent machine, as long as the known hot fixes above have been applied. the IIS MP to my knowledge only monitors sites, it does not try and fix anything for you automatically. if you need more information about the IIS MP please see the download page an read the IIS MP doc (required reading before implementing any MP) http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9815 

    nothing better than dev's blaming problems on SCOM. next time say prove it. :)

    hope this helps!


    Scott Moss MVP (Operations Manager) President - System Center Virtual Users Group |Vice President - Atlanta Southeast Management Users Group (ATL SMUG)
    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you!
    my new blog om2012.wordpress.com

    • Marked as answer by krishkan Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:34 AM
    Monday, February 13, 2012 1:12 PM
  • Hi Scott,

    Thanks a lot and you are correct. Next time i will ask for  proof

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:35 AM