If you are using System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to manage and monitor your servers, you can now load the new management pack for the iSCSI Software Target and Single Instance Storage (SIS). Both of these storage components are key contributors to the new Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 platform.

The Windows Storage Server Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 is a collection of management packs that monitors the health of Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 components. This management pack is a supplement to the Windows File Services Management Pack that monitors the File Server role of Windows Server 2008 R2. This version of the Management Pack supports both System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 and System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2.

You can download the packs here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2b8088f5-d809-429d-9af7-ead77c2df1c8&displaylang=en 

I’d love to hear your feedback on how well these work for your storage servers.

Cheers,
Scott Johnson
Windows Storage Server