Discovery for MS Clusters of Any Kind

Often when developing an OpsMgr management pack for server class applications, we need to be cluster-aware. Sometimes workflows don’t need to run on a cluster, sometimes, the workflow should only be executed on a cluster. (i.e. I wrote a monitor that runs on a Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster once a day and check if all virtual machines are hosted by their preferred cluster nodes.) There are many good articles out there explaining cluster-aware discoveries in OpsMgr management packs: Your MP Discoveries and Clustering MP Best Practice – Make likely server roles MSCS aware However, in many occasions, only using

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Discoveries in Fujitsu PRIMERGY Server Management Pack

I have been dealing this the Fujitsu PRIMERGY Server MP from Fujitsu ever since I started working for my current employer about 2.5 years ago. We found many issues with the previous version back in SCOM 2007 days and now as I’m setting up SCOM 2012 R2 management groups and having to implement the latest version, I believe there are still lots of rooms for improvement. I’ll only discuss discoveries in this blog article. Other than the group populators, there is only one discovery workflow that discovers PRIMERGY servers as well as all other server components. This discovery runs a

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ConfigMgr 2012 (R2) Clients Management Pack Released

Time flies, I can’t believe it’s been over 7 months since I posted the beta version of the ConfigMgr 2012 client MP for testing. I haven’t forgotten about this MP (because it’s one of the deliverables for the System Center 2012 upgrade project that I’ve been working on for the last 12 months or so). Today, I finally managed to finish updating this MP, it is ready for final release (Version I didn’t manage to get many feedbacks since the beta version was released. so it’s either a good thing that everyone’s happy about it, or it’s really bad

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