Thursday, May 10, 2007

SMS 2003 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Microsoft released the SMS 2003 MP for Operations Manager 2007 on 5/9/2007. It may be downloaded here.

Feature Summary:

• Detects all SMS 2003 server computers and site systems.

• Monitors the starting and stopping of all SMS 2003 services, including critical dependent services such as Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Internet Information Server (IIS), and Microsoft SQL Server.

• Provides alerts for SMS service stops, service failures, performance thresholds, status messages, and site system status.

• Presents the state of all roles and computers in the SMS 2003 environment.

• Provides a topology diagram that displays site, site server and site system relationships along with health status.

• Monitors processing rates.

• Monitors backlogs of discovery data records (DDRs), software inventory, hardware inventory, status messages, and software metering on both primary site servers and management points.

• Monitors core system resource usage.

• Includes tasks that enable users of the Operations Manager Operations Console to diagnose and resolve problems on remote computers through the use of SMS Administrator Console.

• Configuration, availability and performance reports. Monitors the performance trends of many SMS performance counters.

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