This is a good point to include, however, and should be included in the final documentation. And I put a bug report in for the MB needed for console and was told it was by design! Microsoft must have shares in memory firms as Vista ups the memory requirement from XP anyway. Looks like the product group are trying to close off as many non critical bugs as they can. That lets them focus on critical show stoppers bugs. One customer uses Netcool as the manager of managers so we agreed to go along with that connector.
Reading the PDF it looked pretty simple to install. But it did not work and worse there was nothing in the logs even though logging was set to verbose. Well we plugged at it and got a Netcool specialist involved. For a start the current version does not work on the Windows version. You can get hold of it via IBM though if you need it until it is publicly released. We installed it on the MOM management server. You need the MCF and web console installed and Java 1. Although it utilises MCF it does not use it directly like a standard connector would. The Netcool software was installed and the MOM.
Be careful with this as the file is sensitive to extra spaces and tabs need to be in the correct place. It creates a level called Netcool and you can use the AKM file provided to test an event going to Netcool event or make live the alert rule although I would do some serious filtering and the some restrictions on that rule before sending all to Netcool.
Having done all that and more we are going to set up a new test environment and check it all again and document everything.
But after I come back from my skiing holiday! Also if you want to set the logging to verbsose there are a few environment variables that need to be added to Windows. It is a good article especially on the tuning of the AD MP but here are a couple of comments. He does not mention the Group Policy MP. Mind you it is not very extensive but it has shown me a major problem with AD GP with one customer.
It is not so much a management pack as a diagnostic tool to help with AD problems. It can be run as a stand alone application similar to the Exchange BPA.
Workaround is mentioned at the bottom of the download page. Third-party software attributions Version 2. Make sure that you do not specify a value already in use, including the standard values such as 85 or Click the Enable Anonymous Access check box to enable it. Note: If you want to create more target instances, click Add Rows to add additional rows and then specify the target information.
Usually it is around Exchange. And depending on the organisation I may also talk about extending the monitoring to the network with JalaSoft or eXcSoftware. Here is a slide I designed to show managing the stack. The other point is on FRS. John does mention that FRS relies mainly on Ultrasound and needs its own database.
If you are using SQL though you can not run Ultrasound on that. Workaround is mentioned at the bottom of the download page.
This is installed automatically on the management servers and agents unless you do a silent build using batch files as I found out recently. In which case remember to include the install of that msi as part of the batch files for management servers site diagram does not show up and agents on DCs. I have also filed a few bugs as well. I did say that RC1 was more like a beta. He started out as a field service and support engineer, and then worked his way up to systems administrator responsible for MOM, AD, Exchange, web hosting, and SAN and clustering for an Exchange hosting provider based in the U.
If the target does not exist, the alert is assigned to the default target instance.
In the Configure Management Connector page, click the Targets tab to create specific target instances. Figure shows the Configure Management Connector Target page. Default Connector Target. The default target instance holds external alerts that are not associated with any particular Enterprise Manager target. Oracle recommends that you do not remove this default connector target when you create additional targets. If the default target is removed accidentally, you can recreate it by clicking the Enable button in the Targets tab of the Configure Management Connector page.
If the default target is removed for alerts that cannot be mapped to any target, error messages are logged in the file emoms. Targets Managed by External System Optional. In this section, you can optionally create target instances and associate external alerts with these target instances.
Immediately after registration, the status shows Pending. After you configure the MOM Connector and the first event collection job runs within a polling interval , the status shows either Up or Down.
The response status of individual targets represent whether the host represented by that target is up or down. When the target is created, Enterprise Manager pings the host. If the server is reachable, the status is marked Up. Subsequently, if Enterprise Manager receives any alerts indicating that the host is down , it marks the target as Down. You can also choose which type of alerts to send, such as critical alerts on a production database. Additionally, Enterprise Manager 10g Release 4 supports metric alerts. From the Grid Control console, click Preferences in the upper right corner.
The General Preferences page appears. In the menu at the left, click My Rules. The My Notification Rules page appears. Select a rule, then click Edit.
The Edit Notification Rule page appears. If you have already configured the MOM Connector in version From the Grid Control console, click Setup in the upper right corner. The Overview of Setup page appears.
In the menu at the left, click Management Connectors. Click OK. No other action is needed to enable bi-directional capability. You can specify when and how alerts should be triggered by configuring event rules in the Microsoft Operations Manager console. When an alert is raised, it is assigned a default resolution state that you specify. The MOM Connector creates a new resolution state specifically for the purpose of sending it across to Enterprise Manager.
Automatically forward alerts by specifying the connector resolution state in the event rules and alert rules. Manually forward any existing MOM event to Enterprise Manager by changing the resolution state of the alert. When the polling job picks up the alert and forwards it to Enterprise Manager, the alert's resolution state returns to its original state. After the alerts have been forwarded to Enterprise Manager, they are associated with the appropriate targets, depending on the mapping option s you select.
This ensures that the two systems are always synchronized, providing you with timely information about your Microsoft environment. Generate a certificate request file from the MOM server by doing the following:. On the Windows task bar, go to Start , then click Run. In the left pane, navigate to Web Sites and select the Microsoft Operations Manager connector framework.
After processing your request, the certificate authority sends you the certificate. After you receive the certificate, do the following:. In the left panel, navigate to Web Sites and select the Microsoft Operations Manager connector framework.