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Cluster CSV disk monitoring with #scom #sysctr

The standard cluster disk monitoring management pack falls short on monitoring cluster disks and cluster shared volumes (CSV). I wrote on the topic a while ago (The new OS management pack and cluster disks) and it was time to add some more contents to the previsou management pack. In my previous post I wrote I […]


The new OS management pack and cluster disks

The new OS management pack (see has tons of improvements, among them, there’s a new way to manage cluster disks and cluster shared volumes. Now these disks are associated with the cluster name, as it should have always been, and not to the node name. This new paradigm has a drawback: the MP author […]

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Powershell module doesn’t obey optional parameters

When I stuck into this issue it took a couple of hours to understand what was going wrong in my management pack. Let’s start from the error I got: Log Name: Operations Manager Source: HealthService Date: 11/16/2011 4:48:25 PM Event ID: 4509 Task Category: Health Service Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: Description: The […]

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Including SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 in the database engine group

This has been a fairly debated topic and I don’t know how I never posted this simple solution I had for quite a long time. The SQL Server 2008 Management Pack doesn’t include SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 instances in its SQL 2008 DB Engine: As you can see only SQL versions 10.0 or […]

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ConfigMgr 2007 MP – crash dumps monitor script failure

Continuing on the Configuration Manager 2007 Management Pack scripts failures I stumbled on another one. This time I had an "Invalid procedure call or argument’ 5 (0×5) executing script ConfigMgr 2007 Monitor SMS Executive Crash Dumps: Digging inside the script I found another brilliant example of poor coding where once again a misplaced error checking […]

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