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SCE Management Packs for Windows Server 2008 monitoring? RRS feed

  • Question

  • All our x.64 Windows 2008 Servers have a status of "not monitored" in the Windows operating system category on our SCE 2007 SP1 server. Do we have to install SCOM 2007 Management Packs for monitoring Windows 2008 servers, or MOM 2005 Management Packs? Can someone provide a download link?

    Thank you in advance for any help!
    Franz
    Monday, August 31, 2009 6:51 AM

Answers

  • You need to download it, run it and then import the MPs. When you run it (repair) you only extract the files on your SCE server. You then need to open the SCE console and import the management pack files that the first installation program extracted.
    Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft MVP - Operations Manager | http://www.contoso.se
    Monday, August 31, 2009 10:56 AM
  • Have found the solution in the meantime: To my surprise, I was able to install and import the SCOM 2007 Windows Server 2008 management packs on the SCE server, and the operating system of the x.64 Windows 2008 servers seems to be monitored now.

    Franz
    • Marked as answer by Jie-Feng Ren Tuesday, September 1, 2009 7:08 AM
    Monday, August 31, 2009 3:15 PM

All replies

  • You will need a 2008 OS MP, you can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3529D233-5E3E-4B51-8F66-5D6F27005EC3&displaylang=en&displaylang=en
    Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft MVP - Operations Manager | http://www.contoso.se
    Monday, August 31, 2009 7:03 AM
  • Thank you for your feedback.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't change anything. Have downloaded and installed the management pack that you mentioned. It was already installed, choosed the option "repair". Neverless, our Windows x.64 servers (categories availability, configuration, performance and security) are NOT monitored.
    Is it possible to monitor x.64 system with the SCE agent? According my knowledge, SCE has integrated some MOM 2005 components, and MOM 2005 SP1 seem not to support monitoring x.64 systems, s. http://blogs.technet.com/cliveeastwood/archive/2008/08/04/mom-2005-service-pack-1-support-on-windows-server-2008-based-computers.aspx 

    Thank you all in advance for any more help.
    Franz

    Monday, August 31, 2009 9:43 AM
  • You need to download it, run it and then import the MPs. When you run it (repair) you only extract the files on your SCE server. You then need to open the SCE console and import the management pack files that the first installation program extracted.
    Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft MVP - Operations Manager | http://www.contoso.se
    Monday, August 31, 2009 10:56 AM
  • Thank you for your hint, you are right with the import.

    Hovewer, it doesn't change anything:

    - Before the import operation, had a management pack "system center essentials 2007, V. 6.0.1885.1" installed. The download link that you mentioned contains exactly this management pack.
    - Have reimported the management pack.
    - When browsing through this management pack in the SCE authoring pane, there are only five monitors and two rules visible, and nothing about Windows server 2008.
    - When checking SCE monitoring, computers, all x64 Windows 2008 servers still have the state "not monitored" in the Windows Operating System category, in the opposite to all Windows 2003 servers (x.64 and x86 systems). We don't have x86 Windows 2008 servers.

    Thank you in advance for any more help.
    Franz

    Monday, August 31, 2009 11:52 AM
  • Have found the solution in the meantime: To my surprise, I was able to install and import the SCOM 2007 Windows Server 2008 management packs on the SCE server, and the operating system of the x.64 Windows 2008 servers seems to be monitored now.

    Franz
    • Marked as answer by Jie-Feng Ren Tuesday, September 1, 2009 7:08 AM
    Monday, August 31, 2009 3:15 PM