Wednesday, February 4, 2015

SCOM - Updated (and Fixed) Windows Server OS Management Pack Now Available!

A few weeks ago, Microsoft released version 6.0.7294.0 of their Windows Server Operating System Management Pack (MP). Unfortunately at the time, I wrote a blog post that told how this release had some serious flaws in it and it was quickly pulled and replaced with the earlier version 6.0.7292 MP.

Well, thankfully the team over at Microsoft have worked hard to remedy the previous issues and they've announced an updated version 6.0.7296 of this MP.

Here's what they've changed in this latest release:

  • In 2003, 2008, 2008R2 platforms, the mount point discovery script was also discovering logical disks as mount points which appeared to many as duplicates. These mount points for logical disks were removed to prevent confusion.
  • In 2012, 2012R2 platforms, mount point discovery was causing rediscovery of logical disks and this rediscovery resulted in rules being run again. This was fixed.
  • In all platforms, duplicate performance rules were shown for mount points and logical disks. This has been fixed.

From the looks of things, this should resolve the previous problems but as usual, I'd recommend that you hold off downloading on importing this MP into your production environments until you've fully tested it and until the general SCOM community have had a chance to confirm it's OK.

This is too important an MP to take a chance on and the only time I'd recommend immediately installing this is if you were one of the unlucky few that imported the broken version 6.0.7294 version into their production environments and need a quick fix.

You can download the updated version from here:

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