Virtual Machine Planned Maintenance

Virtual Machine Planned Maintenance

 

Ziv Rafalovich joins Scott Hanselman to talk about improvements to the planned maintenance experience in Azure, including better visibility and control of maintenance events that impact virtual machine availability. Learn how to create alerts, discover which virtual machines are scheduled for maintenance, and proactively start the maintenance using the Azure portal, REST API, Azure PowerShell, or Azure CLI.

Note:

During September 2017, you can try the new experience by creating new VMs in the US West Central region using this special link to the Azure portal: http://aka.ms/PlannedMaintenancePreview.

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New Update: OpsLogix Oracle RAC Management Pack V1.1.1.22

New Update: OpsLogix Oracle RAC Management Pack V1.1.1.22

We’re happy to announce a new update release of our Oracle RAC Management Pack for SCOM 2012/2016. The  V1.1.1.22 release mainly contains a performance update and is upgradable after V1.1.0.0 or later.

The update is downloadable from the customer download area.

Oracle RAC Management Pack V1.1.1.22

For the V1.1.1.22  update, the Oracle RAC discovery processes have become more efficient.

For more additions, changes, and fixes please refer to release notes.

Update Instructions

  1. Import the updated management packs.
  2. When imported wait +/- 10 minutes to get the updated MPs distributed in your SCOM environment.
  3. In the SCOM console, go to the “Administration” folder -> “Resource Pools” and select the resource pool(s) that is responsible for the Oracle RAC monitoring.
  4. Select the “view resource pool members..”. For every member, access to the server and follow the step below:
  5. Restart the SCOM agent

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New Update: OpsLogix VMware Management Pack V1.3.7.0

New Update: OpsLogix VMware Management Pack V1.3.7.0

We’re happy to announce a new update release of our VMware Management Pack for SCOM 2012/2016. This latest release is upgradable starting from V1.3.0.0 or later.

The update is downloadable from the customer download area.

 

VMware Management Pack V1.3.7.0

The new VMware Management Pack update allows the monitoring of larger VMware environments, using a lower footprint while maintaining stability.

The optimization of all modules has enabled the management pack to be able to handle more workloads and we’ve added detailed error messaging for the connection check monitor.

Other Adjustments
  • When using GW as a SCOM resource pool members to monitor VMware, it can no longer result in an unresponsive resource pool.
  • Hardware monitoring, in some situations, can no longer stall and report an error to the event log.
  • Incorrect last value is no longer shown in alert messages from some monitors.
  • When adding a new VC connection, an incorrect server is no longer used to do the connection check.

For more additions, changes, and fixes please refer to release notes.

 

Update Instructions

  1. Import the updated management packs.
  2. When imported wait +/- 10 minutes to get the updated MPs distributed in your SCOM environment.
  3. In the SCOM console, go to the “Administration” folder -> “Resource Pools” and select the resource pool(s) that is responsible for the VMware monitoring.
  4. Select the “view resource pool members..”. For every member, access to the server and follow the step below:
  5. Restart the SCOM agent

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Error 25211 When You Try To Install The System Center Operations Manager Agent

Error 25211 When You Try To Install The System Center Operations Manager Agent

Symptoms

When you try to install the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2016, 2012 R2, or 2012 agent on Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, the installation fails, and you receive the following error message:

Error 25211. Failed to install performance counters.. Error Code: -2147024809 (The parameter is incorrect.).

Note: You may receive a different error code, such as the following:

Error Code: -2147024894 (The system cannot find the file specified.).

Additionally, the event log displays the following event:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: MsiInstaller
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10005
User:  <USER_NAME>
Computer: <COMPUTER_NAME>
Description:
Product: System Center Operations Manager <VERSION> Agent — Error 25211.Failed to install performance counters.. Error Code: -2147024809 (The parameter is incorrect.).

Cause

This issue occurs for any of the following reasons:

  • Some registry keys are missing.
  • The Perfh009.dat file is locked by another process.
  • Some performance counters are corrupted.

Resolution

To fix this issue, try the following steps in the given order:

  1. Install the Operations Manager agent by running the following command at an elevated command prompt:

    msiexec.exe /i MOMAgent.msi NOAPM=1

    If the issue persists, go to step 2.

  2. Determine whether the following full registry subkeys exist:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HealthService\Performance

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MOMConnector\Performance

    Create the indicated “Performance” keys if they don’t exist, and then reinstall the Operations Manager agent.

    Note You don’t have to create values for the new registry keys.

    If the issue persists, go to step 3.

  3. Use a tool such as Process Monitor or Process Explorer to determine whether Perfh009.dat is locked by another process. If Perfh009.dat is locked, stop the other process, and then reinstall the operations Manager agent.If Perfh009.dat isn’t locked or if the issue persists, go to step 4.
  4. Rebuild the performance counter library, and then reinstall the Operations Manager agent.

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OpsLogix Oracle Summer Offer

OpsLogix Oracle Summer Offer

ORACLE MANAGEMENT PACK & ORACLE OMS SUMMER DEAL!

For every OpsLogix Oracle Management Pack license purchased, we are offering a free 12-month valid OpsLogix OMS-Oracle collector license worth € 240.00.

This offer expires on September 22nd!

The OpsLogix Oracle OMS Collector

Consolidate Oracle monitoring, auditing, and log analytics into Microsoft OMS (Operations Management Suite) by using the OpsLogix Oracle OMS Solution.
Get a holistic view of your Oracle environment by using our out of the box dashboards in OMS, and be in control of your environment within minutes. Not only does the OpsLogix OMS Oracle Solution provide performance and availability metrics, but it also allows you to audit your Oracle environment so that you can be compliant within hours.

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OpsLogix VMware Management Pack Price Will Be Changing

OpsLogix VMware Management Pack Price Will Be Changing

GET IT FOR THE CURRENT PRICE WHILE YOU STILL CAN! SEND AN EMAIL TO SALES@OPSLOGIX.COM

As of 1st of July 2017, we will be raising the price of our VMware Management Pack from €120.00 per socket to € 159.00 per socket (price includes Support and Maintenance/ software assurance).

VMWARE MANAGEMENT PACK V. 1.3.6.1 UPDATE

For the VMware Management Pack update, we have added new monitors such as Virtual Machine CPU wait time and Memory Ballooning. We have also fixed an issue with the alerts in Virtual Center that were not being updated in SCOM. Furthermore, the updated version has an extra monitor that gives you a warning sign if you consume more licenses than you have available.

 

New Releases: VMware and ProView Management Pack

New Releases: VMware and ProView Management Pack

We have released a new update of not one but TWO of our Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager.

 

If you’ve already purchased the VMware Management Pack or the ProView Management Pack and have a valid support contract, you can log in to the customer download area and download the latest versions.

VMware version 1.3.6.1 updates

For the new VMware Management Pack update, we have added new monitors such as Virtual Machine CPU wait time and Memory Ballooning. We have also fixed an issue with the alerts in Virtual Center that were not being updated in SCOM. Furthermore, the updated version has an extra monitor that gives you a warning sign if you consume more licenses than you have available.

ProView Management Pack version 1.0.1.1

For the ProView Management Pack update, we’ve made multiple adjustments and changes. We’ve optimized the speed of saving and loading dashboards and made it possible to add PowerShell script counters to your drawings. Using graphs, the previous version of the ProView Management Pack sometimes would not show the correct configured period and time zone. This issue has been corrected in our latest update. Furthermore, we’ve adjusted the monitoring state shape as it would sometimes not provide the correct health state.

For more additions, changes, and fixes please refer to release notes.

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Watch Webcast Predictive Analytics For Microsoft System Center by OpsLogix & Approved

Watch Webcast Predictive Analytics For Microsoft System Center by OpsLogix & Approved

About the Webcast

IT Service Analytics is a free plug ´n play business intelligence and process support platform for Microsoft System Center. IT Service Analytics enables your IT organization(s) to make qualified decisions based on intelligent and accurate information gathered throughout your IT landscape.

By optimizing and combining data from System Center Operations Manager, Microsoft OMS and System Center Service Manager into one holistic data model you are able to put the IT service in focus. This allows you to extract, correlate and predict information about IT Service Management processes.

Download the presentation deck here IT Service Analytics.pdf.

About the speaker

Jonas Lenntun is the founder of Approved Consulting AB and has a long experience with Microsoft products and IT monitoring. After working in this area for over 15 years, Jonas has developed a broad knowledge of the entire Microsoft product range, with a personal focus on ITIL and System Center.

His experience as CEO and former CIO with an understanding of IT challenges, combined with deep knowledge of Microsoft System Center, ITIL and Analytics is what led Jonas to acquire a unique IT business insight, allowing him to stand out and drive successful implementations within Microsoft System Center and ITIL.

OpsLogix & Approved present: Webcast Predictive analytics for Microsoft System Center

OpsLogix & Approved present: Webcast Predictive analytics for Microsoft System Center

On April 12th 2017 OpsLogix in cooperation with Approved Consulting AB will host a free webcast regarding Predictive Analytics for Microsoft System Center. Sign up today, since the number of free tickets are limited!

About the Webcast

IT Service Analytics is a free plug ´n play business intelligence and process support platform for Microsoft System Center. IT Service Analytics enables your IT organization(s) to make qualified decisions based on intelligent and accurate information gathered throughout your IT landscape.

By optimizing and combining data from System Center Operations Manager, Microsoft OMS and System Center Service Manager into one holistic data model you are able to put the IT service in focus. This allows you to extract, correlate and predict information about IT Service Management processes.

About the speaker

Jonas Lenntun is the founder of Approved Consulting AB and has a long experience with Microsoft products and IT monitoring. After working in this area for over 15 years, Jonas has developed a broad knowledge of the entire Microsoft product range, with a personal focus on ITIL and System Center.

His experience as CEO and former CIO with an understanding of IT challenges, combined with deep knowledge of Microsoft System Center, ITIL and Analytics is what led Jonas to acquire a unique IT business insight, allowing him to stand out and drive successful implementations within Microsoft System Center and ITIL.

At what time will the webcast be hosted?

First session with Jonas Lenntun April 12, 2017

  • Amsterdam (Netherlands) 10:00 CEST
  • New York (USA – New York) 04:00 EDT
  • London (United Kingdom – England) 09:00 BST
  • Melbourne (Australia – Victoria) 18:00 AEST

If you have already purchased your free ticket, on the day of the webcast you can join the webcast by clicking here.

Second session with Jonas Lenntun April 12, 2017

  • Amsterdam (Netherlands) 19:00 CEST
  • New York (USA – New York) 13:00 EDT
  • London (United Kingdom – England) 18:00 BST
  • Melbourne (Australia – Victoria) 03:00 AEST

If you have already purchased your free ticket, on the day of the webcast you can join the webcast by clicking here.