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  • Hi,

    I am currently testing a management pack and the MS config is becoming too huge due to the numbers of operating systems supported, bit architecture and different versions of SCOM & SCE. The following is the list of the supported OSes

    Windows Server 2003 SP2, Standard x86 Edition
    Windows Server 2003 SP2, Standard x64 Edition
    Windows Server 2003 SP2, Enterprise x86 Edition
    Windows Server 2003 SP2, Enterprise x64 Edition
    Windows Server 2003 SP2, Datacenter x86 Edition
    Windows Server 2003 SP2, Datacenter x64 Edition
    Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, Standard x86 Edition
    Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, Standard x64 Edition
    Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, Enterprise x86 Edition
    Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, Enterprise x64 Edition
    Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, Datacenter x86 Edition
    Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, Datacenter x64 Edition
    Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition
    Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition
    Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition
    Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition
    Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition
    Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition
    Windows Server 2008 SP2, Standard x86 Edition
    Windows Server 2008 SP2, Standard x64 Edition
    Windows Server 2008 SP2, Enterprise x86 Edition
    Windows Server 2008 SP2, Enterprise x64 Edition
    Windows Server 2008 SP2, Datacenter x86 Edition
    Windows Server 2008 SP2, Datacenter x64 Edition
    Windows Server 2008 R2, Standard x64 Edition
    Windows Server 2008 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition
    Windows Server 2008 R2, Datacenter x64 Edition

    Also we support SCOM 2007 SP1/R2 & SCE 2007 SP1 & 2010

    Can you let me know based on the SCOM/SCE/Windows internals if we could reduce/optimize it to have the best possible test config matrix

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 9:27 AM

Answers

  • it would depend on what version you want the management pack to work and how sure you want to be it actually works.

    e.g. it makes no sense to test a management pack on windows 2003 when the application you want to monitor is only supported on windows 2008 r2.


    Rob Korving
    http://jama00.wordpress.com/
    • Marked as answer by Yog Li Thursday, July 14, 2011 11:19 AM
    Thursday, July 7, 2011 2:02 PM

All replies

  • it would depend on what version you want the management pack to work and how sure you want to be it actually works.

    e.g. it makes no sense to test a management pack on windows 2003 when the application you want to monitor is only supported on windows 2008 r2.


    Rob Korving
    http://jama00.wordpress.com/
    • Marked as answer by Yog Li Thursday, July 14, 2011 11:19 AM
    Thursday, July 7, 2011 2:02 PM
  • The application mentioned above is being supported on all the above mentioned OS platforms.

    So the crux is trying to find the internals of the different versions of the OS and also the SCOM/SCE versions and based on the difference decide the platform. Can anybody help with this data?

     

    Thursday, August 4, 2011 10:47 AM
  • it's a decision that you should make. No one can make that one for you... It all depends how sure you want to be about it working on all versions.

    I doubt the scom mechanics matter though. Whether your mp works is probably more dependent on how it does its discoveries and if this is the same on all versions. e.g. if its a 32 bit application supported on 64bit os-es SCOM might not recognise it. Not so much how scom works, but much more a shortcoming of the application as its not really meant for a 64bit os.


    Rob Korving
    http://jama00.wordpress.com/
    Thursday, August 4, 2011 12:18 PM