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  • Blog Post: Noisy DBCC Rule in the SQL Management Pack

    The SQL Server Management Pack has a rule, targeted at SQL 2000/2005/2008 DB Engine named “DBCC executed found and repaired errors”.  This rule monitors for Event ID 8957 in the Application Log, logged by the SQL Service.  Here is the criteria for the rule:   The problem with this is that...
  • Blog Post: SQL Database Properties Not Discovered

    I ran into an issue recently where some SQL Databases were not showing any properties in OpsMgr, other than the database name: To get these properties, the database discovery script runs the “sp_helpdb” stored procedure against the database. To test this, open SQL Server Managment Studio, connect...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Full Text Search Service Monitor

    This issue is described in the SQL Server Management Pack Guide, but I wanted to blog it since I’ve seen a couple customers hit it. In the current version of the SQL Server Management Pack (version 6.0.6559.0), we have a monitor for the SQL Server Full Text Search Service which is targeted at the...
  • Blog Post: SQL Agent Job Discovery not working?

    The SQL Server Management Pack includes an option to discover and monitor SQL Server Agent Jobs for SQL 2000/2005/2008. The Discovery for this is disabled by default: I ran into an issue recently where all Agent Jobs for specific SQL Servers were not being discovered. Examining the event logs on...