John Howard - Senior Program Manager in the Hyper-V team at Microsoft

Senior Program Manager, Hyper-V team, Windows Core Operating System Division.

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Updated MOM Management Pack for Virtual Server 2005 R2 Released

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A revised version of the MOM management pack for Virtual Server 2005 R2 was released late last week. It can be used against hosts running Virtual Server 2005 RTM and R2.

Overview
This Management Pack provides monitoring and reporting for the following scenarios:

Virtual Server

• Monitors Virtual Server service availability
• Detects configuration errors
• Detects critical error conditions
• Provides a graphical mapping of virtual machines to their virtual machine hosts

Virtual Machines

• Monitors virtual machines’ health state based on status in Virtual Server, percentage of expected heartbeats, and unresolved errors
• Detects start and restoration failures
• Detects save failures
• Detects critical error conditions
• Monitors processor, memory, and disk utilization

Reports

• Identify good candidates for conversion to virtual machines based on specified memory and CPU requirements
• View performance history for a computer over a specified time period
• View a summary of virtual machine hosts and virtual machines
• View details for a virtual machine
• View CPU, memory, or disk usage for a virtual machine

Download link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=BF21F798-9B10-40DC-BCDD-4A8358CCE94D&displaylang=en

Cheers
John.

Comments
  • Mike Neil's blog post on the Microsoft Virtualization Strategy is an important read if you are in this

  • Mike Neil's blog post on the Microsoft Virtualization Strategy is an important read if you are in this

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