Hello there file server admins and datacenter monitoring gurus, Ned here again. After much skull sweat and gnashing of tooth, the File Services management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 has been released.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3dc6188d-8a4c-4d0b-be85-8fe319b4693c&displaylang=en

This new MP covers:

  • DFS Namespaces
  • DFS Replication
  • File Server (the Server service for SMB file sharing)
  • File Server Resource Manager (the service used for File Server Resource Manager and File Classification Infrastructure)
  • Services for Network File System

It officially supports monitoring Windows Server 2008 R2 (although actually more, see the filecab link below), and is the younger brother of the 2003/2008 DFSR and DFSN management packs for SCOM 2007.

PS: Jonathan’s description below makes me think I’m in the last scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark…

Jonathan: We have top men working on it now.
Mike: Who?
Jonathan: Top... men.

Ned “Indiana” Pyle