toolsignMicrosoft’s very own Kevin Holman just posted a great article over on his blog talking about an issue where Logical Disk free space alerts don’t show percent and MB free values in the alert description in SCOM 2007.  If you haven’t seen it yet then you’ll definitely want to check this one out:

I recently wrote about the new Base OS Monitoring Packs that shipped, adding many new features and fixes for monitoring the OS. You can read more about that new release HERE. While this MP update contained many fixes and new features which are VERY beneficial in making alerts more actionable by controlling “false positives”, some of these modifications left a bit of a negative side effect.

One of the areas this new MP focused on, was changing a lot of the “average threshold” monitors to “consecutive sample” monitors. This helps control the noise when there are short term fluctuations in a performance value, or when some counters can spike tremendously for a very short time, skewing the average. So for the most part – changing these over to consecutive samples is a good thing. That said, one of the changes made was to the Logical Disk free space monitors, both for Windows Server 2003 and 2008 disks…

You can continue reading Kevin’s post here.

J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer

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