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We just published a new Knowledge Base article for System Center Operations Manager 2007.  This one describes the OpsMgr 2007 R2 Cross Platform agent update.

This update enables System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 to support the following platforms:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Solaris Zones (whole and sparse zones)

The latest versions of all Operations Manager 2007 R2 Unix and Linux Agents are included in this update.
Additionally, this update fixes the following problems:

Problem 1
The Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cross Platform Agent intermittently creates defunct processes on the UNIX system or on the Linux system. This behavior occurs in the following scenario:

  • The password for the account that connects to the server is changed on the UNIX system or on the Linux system. For example, the password for the UNIX Action Account or for the UNIX Privileged Account RunAs Account is changed.
  • The password is not updated on the Operations Manager server.

When this problem occurs, the defunct processes (scxcimservera) continue to exist until the Cross Platform Agent restarts. Therefore, additional resources are consumed.

Problem 2
The Cross Platform Agent may not discover soft partitions on Solaris systems. Therefore, the disk provider may be unloaded, and then the Cross Platform Agent may stop collecting information from the system disks.

Problem 3
The Cross Platform Agent may not restart after the AIX server restarts.

For more information and to download the update see:

KB973583 - Description of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cross Platform Agent Update

J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer