Windows Server Cluster

The System Center Management Pack for Windows Server Cluster monitors the health of the Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012 clusters. This management pack is designed to improve the availability, performance, and security of your Windows Server cluster deployment.

Overview

The Windows Server Failover Cluster Management Pack provides both proactive and reactive monitoring of your Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012 failover cluster deployments.


Feature Summary
Some of the conditions monitored by this management pack are as follows:

  • Configuration or hardware issues that interfere with starting the Cluster service
  • Connectivity problems that affect communication between cluster nodes or between a node and a domain controller
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) settings that affect the cluster; for example, permissions needed by the computer account that is used by the cluster
  • Configuration issues with the network infrastructure needed by the cluster; for example, issues with Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Issues with the availability of a cluster resource, such as a clustered file share
  • Issues with the cluster storage

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=2268

 

Windows Server Network Load Balancing

The Windows Server Network Load Balancing Management Pack monitors the health of the Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012 NLB clusters and improves the availability, performance, and security of your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 NLB deployment.

Overview

The Windows Server Network Load Balancing (NLB) Management Pack provides discoveries, monitors, alerts, and warnings to help the operator understand the state of NLB clusters and NLB servers running Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012. The Windows Server NLB Management Pack can provide early warnings that an operator can use to proactively monitor the state of the NLB servers in the computing environment.


Feature Summary

  • Monitor the NLB Node status.
  • Based on the status of individual cluster nodes, determine the overall state of the cluster.
  • Where an integration management pack exists, determine the health state of a cluster node by looking at the health state of the load balanced application, such as IIS.
  • Alert on errors and warnings that are reported by the NLB driver, such as an incorrectly configured NLB cluster.
  • Take the node out of the NLB cluster if the underlying load-balanced application becomes unhealthy, and add the node back to the cluster when the application becomes healthy again.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13302

 

Windows Deployment Services

The Windows Deployment Services Management Pack includes monitors, rules, views, tasks and knowledge for the monitoring of your Windows Deployment Services infrastructure for Windows Server 2012.

Overview

​The Windows Deployment Services Management Pack includes monitors, rules, views, tasks and knowledge for the monitoring of your Windows Deployment Services infrastructure for Windows Server 2012.
Feature Summary

  • Windows Server 2012 Support
  • Service Health Monitoring
  • State and Alert Views
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Alert Knowledge Base Information

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36817