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Beta release of SCOM Management Pack for File Services in Server 2008 R2


The File Services Team is proud to announce the beta release of our File Services Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007. This management pack provides health monitoring for SMB shares, NFS shares, DFS Namespaces, DFS Replication and File Server Resource Manager including the File Classification Infrastructure.

Supported OS Versions

The following table describes which File Services role service can be monitored with the beta management pack on various Windows Server versions.

Role Service

OS Version Supported

DFS Namespaces

Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2

DFS Replication

Windows Server 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2

File Classification Infrastructure

Windows Server 2008 R2

File Server Resource Manager

Windows Server 2008 R2

NFS File Sharing

Windows Server 2008 R2

SMB File Sharing

Windows Server 2008 R2

New Features

The table below describes several of the key features provided in this beta management pack.



Agentless Monitoring

Ability to monitor file services on servers without deploying a SCOM agent to the specific server

Highly Available Cluster Instance Monitoring

Ability to monitor the health status of a Highly Available File Server deployed on a Failover Cluster

NFS Role Service

Monitor activity logging, NIS configuration, port registration, portmaper service, NFS service driver, username mapping service, and more

FSRM Role Service

Monitor FSRM service, quota driver, filescreen driver, file classification task progress, and orphaned mountpoints

DFSR Role Service

Monitor the health of DFS Replication service, communications with replication partners, database recovery, communications with Domain Controllers, free space on volume containing a replicated folder, USN journal wrap events, overlap with FRS, inconsistent configuration, and more

DFSR Backlog Tracking

Ability to display the backlog count per connection for a DFS replication group

DFSR Performance Counters

Track data for bandwidth ravings, replication conflicts, deleted files and staging area

DFS Namespace Role Service

Monitor DFS namespace service, health of a single namespace hosted on multiple servers, health of the AD component of DFS namespaces, site table initialization, namespace initialization, Namespace Synchronization with AD, Folder Target Health and more

SMB Role Service

Monitor the health of Lanman server service, creation of shares at system startup, IRP stack overflow events, firewall port configuration

Download Instructions

1. Log on to File Services and Storage connection

2. Click the announcement: Beta release of SCOM Management Pack for File Services in Server 2008 R2

3. Follow instructions to download the Management Pack

Posted January 25, 2010 by Robert Smit in OpsMgr 2007

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Service Manager 2010 Beta-2

The Service Manager team is very pleased to announce that Beta-2 for Service Manager 2010 is now available for download from connect. Details and links are below.


To download, simply go to the Service Manager site on Connect Once you have successfully signed in, click the Downloads link, click Service Manager Beta-2 and then select all of the following files on the download details page:

· SMCDImage_amd64.exe

· SMCDImage_x86.exe (32 bit console)

· InstallOMMPs.exe

· AuthoringTool.exe (authoring console)


Click download to begin the download process. Once the files have successfully downloaded, please be sure to read the release notes before installing the product as they contain some important information about the release

You can also use the public forums for feedback and support, link below

Please read the “Preparing for Service Manager Deployment” section of the Installation and Configuration Guide for step-by-step guidance on how to install and configure the product.

Posted October 3, 2009 by Robert Smit in OpsMgr 2007

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Xian Network Manager Io Is RTM

Jalasoft is proud to announce that Xian Network Manager Io RTM is now available for download!

You can now download our evaluation version of Xian Network Manager Io for Operations Manager 2007 using the link below:

The Evaluation License provided will allow you to monitor up to 10 network devices and is valid for a period of 60 days. Additionally we suggest that you review our release notes, which you can find in the link below, before you install Xian Io in you environment.

Our official Press Release for the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Xian Network Manager Io can be found in the following link:

Posted July 3, 2007 by Robert Smit in OpsMgr 2007

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