Hi all, Ned here again. We’ve gotten word that the SCOM 2007 management pack for file services has reached beta and is available to the public on our Connect site. Here’s the info:

Overview

The File Services Team is proud to announce the beta release of our File Services Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007.  This management pack provides health monitoring for SMB shares, NFS shares, DFS Namespaces, DFS Replication and File Server Resource Manager including the File Classification Infrastructure.

Supported OS Versions

The following table describes which File Services role service can be monitored with the beta management pack on various Windows Server versions:

Role Service

OS Version Supported

DFS Namespaces

Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2

DFS Replication

Windows Server 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2

File Classification Infrastructure

Windows Server 2008 R2

File Server Resource Manager

Windows Server 2008 R2

NFS File Sharing

Windows Server 2008 R2

SMB File Sharing

Windows Server 2008 R2

New Features

The table below describes several of the key features provided in this beta management pack:

Feature

Description

Agentless Monitoring

Ability to monitor file services on servers without deploying a SCOM agent to the specific server

Highly Available Cluster Instance Monitoring

Ability to monitor the health status of a Highly Available File Server deployed on a Failover Cluster

NFS Role Service

Monitor activity logging, NIS configuration, port registration, portmaper service, NFS service driver, username mapping service, and more

FSRM Role Service

Monitor FSRM service, quota driver, filescreen driver, file classification task progress, and orphaned mountpoints

DFSR Role Service

Monitor the health of DFS Replication service, communications with replication partners, database recovery, communications with Domain Controllers, free space on volume containing a replicated folder, USN journal wrap events, overlap with FRS, inconsistent configuration, and more

DFSR Backlog Tracking

Ability to display the backlog count per connection for a DFS replication group

DFSR Performance Counters

Track data for bandwidth ravings, replication conflicts, deleted files and staging area

DFS Namespace Role Service

Monitor DFS namespace service, health of a single namespace hosted on multiple servers, health of the AD component of DFS namespaces, site table initialization, namespace initialization, Namespace Synchronization with AD, Folder Target Health and more

SMB Role Service

Monitor the health of Lanman server service, creation of shares at system startup, IRP stack overflow events, firewall port configuration

Download Instructions

  1. Log on to Microsoft Connect and create a profile if you have not already created a profile
  2. Navigate to Connection Directory
  3. Search for  File Services and Storage and select Apply Now
  4. Fill-out application survey
  5. Log on to File Services and Storage connection
  6. Click the announcement: Beta release of SCOM Management Pack for File Services in Server 2008 R2
  7. Follow instructions to download the Management Pack

Feedback Instructions

Submit feedback through the connection [Ned: and not through AskDS! Remember, Beta means not supported – this is for testing].

- Ned “press agent” Pyle