KB939799 has been published discussing the problem with Private Bytes threshhold and Handle Count threshold ovrride issues (override is not applied correctly). A hotfix for this issue is now available which corrects this issue together with Healthservice restart issues which is a response to these rules which can fail to successfully restart the healthservice. For further information see the KB article here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939799/en-us

 

This article currently does not contain the link for online requests of the associated hotfix. However you may request the hotfix via online submission via this link http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451

 

SYMPTOMS

The Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 agent monitors its processes to make sure that they do not consume too many system resources. When one of its processes does consume too many system resources, the agent tries to restart itself.
You may encounter one of the four symptoms that are mentioned in this section. These symptoms occur on the agent side if the following conditions are true:


The following processes are being monitored on the agent side:


HealthService.exe


MonitoringHost.exe


The following performance counters are being monitored for the processes that are mentioned in bullet point 1:


Process\Private Bytes


Process\Handle Count

Symptom 1
The health service shuts down successfully. However, the health service does not start successfully after its monitored thresholds are breached. When this occurs, one of the following events may be logged in the Application event log:

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Health Service Script
Event Category: None
Event ID: 6026
Date: <date>
Time: <time>
User: N/A
Computer: <computer name>
Description: RestartHealthService.js : Restarting Health Service. Monitoring Host exceeded Process\Private Bytes threshhold.

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Health Service Script
Event Category: None
Event ID: 6024
Date: <date>
Time: <time>
User: N/A
Computer: <computer name>
Description: RestartHealthService.js : Restarting Health Service. HealthService.exe exceeded Process\Handle Count or Process\Private Bytes exceeded threshold.

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Health Service Script
Event Category: None
Event ID: 6025
Date: <date>
Time: <time>
User: N/A
Computer: <computer name>
Description: RestartHealthService.js : Restarting Health Service. MonitoringHost.exe exceeded Process\Handle Count threshold.

Symptom 2
The health service only restarts one time on Microsoft Windows 2000 agents if the thresholds of both monitors are configured to use a very low value. The expected behavior is that the health service repeatedly restarts.
Symptom 3
The health service on the agent restarts repeatedly if the following conditions are true:


Multiple management groups monitor this agent.


The monitored thresholds are breached.

Symptom 4
The overridden values for certain rules are not displayed in the Override properties dialog box. These rules are used to monitor the processes that are mentioned in this section.

 

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next System Center Operations Manager 2007 service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)

Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites are required.
Restart requirement
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
Hotfix installation instructions
This hotfix must be applied to each Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 Management Server-based computer.
To apply this hotfix, follow these steps:

1.
Copy the following file to a local folder or to a network shared folder:

SYSTEMCENTEROPERATIONS2007-RTM-KB939799-X86-X64-ENU.MSI

2.
Run the file that is mentioned in step 1 on each applicable computer.
Note You can run the file that is mentioned in step 1 from Windows Explorer, or you can run the file at a command prompt.

3.
Import the following management packs. If you use the Operations Console to import the management packs, they are imported in the correct order. If you import the management packs by using the command line or if you have problems when you use the Operations Console to import the management packs, import them in the following order:

a.
Microsoft.SystemCenter.Library.mp

b.
Microsoft.SystemCenter.2007.mp

Note The management packs will be extracted to the following folder:

%systemdrive%\ProgramFiles\System Center Management Packs\Microsoft System Center 2007 MP\

File information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
System Center Operations Manager 2007, x86-based versions

File name
File version
File size
Date
Time
Platform

Microsoft.systemcenter.2007.mp
6.0.5000.20
122,880
29-Jun-2007
07:48
Not Applicable

Microsoft.systemcenter.library.mp
6.0.5000.20
241,664
29-Jun-2007
07:48
Not Applicable

 

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

 

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates