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AD MP: Some objects Not Monitored - how to turn them on RRS feed

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  • Hi
    i am running the latest AD MP 6.0.6452.0
    i discovered that in the topology view some objects are not monitored

    now i am wondering if this is 'by design' or my mistake

    for example: when i drill down to a DC i find
    as not monitored:
    - Microsoft.Windows.Server.DNS.Microsoft_Windows_2003_DNS_Servers_Installation
    - License
    - NIC
    - Microsoft.Windows.Server.FileReplicationService.Microsoft_Windows_2003_File_Replication_Servers___FRS_Installation

    also i see some AD sites as not monitored but all DCs in the sites are monitored

    the object in question on these sites are named:
    virtual group: Health State
    and blow this are objects with the description of
    Cost / Replication / Transport which would be site links

    any info on this? how do i get all of these monitored?

    thanks in advance 


    Tuesday, November 3, 2009 12:12 PM

Answers

  • Hi Chris

    You've made a subtle but critical change in the post - you are now saying that AD Site Links (rather than AD sites) are not monitored.

    If you go to Authoring, Management Pack objects and object discoveries - scope by Active Directory Site Link (you may need to Show All Objects to see it). You'll see that Active Directory Site Links are discovered (which is what you are seeing).

    Now, without changing the scope, move up to Monitors --> Active Directory Site Link --> Entity Health and you'll see that there are no monitors defined. Are you sure any Site Links are listed as monitored? Or is it connection objects you are seeing as monitored?

     With regard to DNS - there are known issues around this. Kevin Holman is the best source of info:
    http://blogs.technet.com/kevinholman/archive/2009/06/29/errors-alerts-from-the-dns-mp-script-failures-wmi-probe.aspx

    Cheers

    Graham 
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    Saturday, November 7, 2009 8:29 AM

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  • Hi,
    NIC monitoring you can enable in the OS MP. I think both the AD MP and the base OS MP includes guides how to enable more monitoring. Have you looked in them?
    Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft MVP - Operations Manager | http://www.contoso.se
    Tuesday, November 3, 2009 7:24 PM
  • HI

    As Anders mentioned, nic discovery is enabled but actual monitoring is disabled via the windows management pack.

    Other items should be monitored. I'd guess that the DNS problem is WMI related:
    http://blogs.technet.com/kevinholman/archive/2009/06/29/errors-alerts-from-the-dns-mp-script-failures-wmi-probe.aspx

    But best thing to do is select a server that has a problem and look in the operationsmanager event log for errors. Post those errors up here and we'll take a look.

    Cheers

    Graham
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    Thursday, November 5, 2009 8:08 PM
  • hi anders,
    hi graham,

    the issue with the nic is solved now. thanks to your hint.

    i couldn't find any dns related errors in the opsmgr eventlog on dc's which could explain why  Microsoft.Windows.Server.DNS.Microsoft_Windows_2003_DNS_Servers_Installation and Microsoft.Windows.Server.FileReplicationService.Microsoft_Windows_2003_File_Replication_Servers___FRS_Installation are not monitored.

    also i am still puzzled why  some of the AD Site Links in the AD Topology appear as not monitored and others appear as monitored.
    in the discovery view - all of them are not monitored but discovered.

    thanks
    Saturday, November 7, 2009 7:20 AM
  • Hi Chris

    You've made a subtle but critical change in the post - you are now saying that AD Site Links (rather than AD sites) are not monitored.

    If you go to Authoring, Management Pack objects and object discoveries - scope by Active Directory Site Link (you may need to Show All Objects to see it). You'll see that Active Directory Site Links are discovered (which is what you are seeing).

    Now, without changing the scope, move up to Monitors --> Active Directory Site Link --> Entity Health and you'll see that there are no monitors defined. Are you sure any Site Links are listed as monitored? Or is it connection objects you are seeing as monitored?

     With regard to DNS - there are known issues around this. Kevin Holman is the best source of info:
    http://blogs.technet.com/kevinholman/archive/2009/06/29/errors-alerts-from-the-dns-mp-script-failures-wmi-probe.aspx

    Cheers

    Graham 
    View OpsMgr tips and tricks at http://systemcentersolutions.wordpress.com/
    Saturday, November 7, 2009 8:29 AM
  • Hi Graham,

    thanks for your effort to clear this up.

    i added a link to a screen shot which should make things easier to communicate.

    http://de.tinypic.com/r/6igmyx/4

    on the picture you see on the left monitored objects and on the right 'not monitored' objects. the servers below the not monitored objects (if you would expand these) are monitored, just this 'top level' objects isn't ...
    and i don'tknow why or how i can change this.

    thanks
    Saturday, November 7, 2009 11:51 AM
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    Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft MVP - Operations Manager | http://www.contoso.se
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 9:48 PM