Log File MP webinar with MVP – Kevin Greene

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This live demo session will be focused on illustrating how you can use the NiCE Log File Management Pack to effectively monitor your log files in SCOM. You will leave the session with a clear understanding of how the solution can help you in your own environment + pick up a few tips & tricks that you may not already know if you are already using the solution.

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Kevin Greene will run through some real-life scenarios in the session to illustrate how to work with the solution to solve problems, and NiCE Product Director, Christian Heitkamp will give you a sneak preview on a future product release.

Webinar agenda and take outs

  • Learn new best-practices on how our customer use the NiCE Log File MP
  • Popular use cases explained and demonstrated by MVP Kevin Greene
  • Download of the free solution + free examples after Webinar
  • Sneak preview of new features and road map
  • Chance to ask NiCE experts questions

To find out more about this insightful NiCE Webinar, sign-up today!

Webinar date: Thursday April 21st, 2016

Webinar Location: Microsoft ‘Skype for Business’ – Online Webinar (invitation to be sent upon registration)

Webinar Time:

16:00-16:45 – Central Europe Time Zone

10:00-10:45 – North American Eastern Time Zone

14:00-14:45 –  UTC/GMT

Update MP: Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server

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On 18-November-2015 Microsoft released update for the SQL Management Pack. The version is updated to 6.6.7.6.

  • Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2014 Analysis Services The features and fixes that are included in this update:
    • Feature: Added timeout support for every non-native workflow
    • Fix: the discoveries; now the last items can be undiscovered
    • Fix: module error collection on cluster instances to reduce the noise
    • Fix: bug when SSAS Monitoring Pack could not collect OS performance counters with localized names
    • Fix: CPU usage alert description
    • Fix: Blocking Session Monitor – in some situations it could calculate blocking sessions incorrectly
    • Fix: Win10 support: fixed OS version detection issue
    • Improvements: Updated discoveries to throw errors in case of some problems detected during the discovery
    • Improvements: Changed defaults for CPU Usage monitor, added sampling to Memory Usage on the server monitor
    • Improvements: Simplified the dashboard to make it quicker and more informative
    • Improvements: Reviewed and updated the Knowledge Bases
  • Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services The features and fixes that are included in this update are:
    • Feature: Added timeout support for every non-native workflow
    • Fix: the discoveries; now the last items can be undiscovered
    • Fix: module error collection on cluster instances to reduce the noise
    • Fix: bug when SSAS Monitoring Pack could not collect OS performance counters with localized names
    • Fix: CPU usage alert description
    • Fix: Blocking Session Monitor – in some situations it could calculate blocking sessions incorrectly
    • Fix: Win10 support: fixed OS version detection issue
    • Improvements: Updated discoveries to throw errors in case of some problems detected during the discovery
    • Improvements: Changed defaults for CPU Usage monitor, added sampling to Memory Usage on the server monitor
    • Improvements: Simplified the dashboard to make it quicker and more informative
  • Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services The features and fixes that are included in this update are:
    • Feature: Added timeout support for every non-native workflow
    • Fix: the discoveries; now the last items can be undiscovered
    • Fix: module error collection on cluster instances to reduce the noise
    • Fix: bug when SSAS Monitoring Pack could not collect OS performance counters with localized names
    • Fix: the discoveries, now the last items can be undiscovered
    • Fix: "Memory consumed by other processes (%)" rule having no Run As profile for DS; added SQL MP default Run As to the data source
    • Fix: "Failing replacement: $Data/Context/Property[@Name='<MonitorName>’]$" issue in OM log
    • Fix: Changed the performance rules write actions accounts to “Default Action account”
    • Improvements: Updated discoveries to throw errors in case of some problems detected during the discovery
    • Improvements: Changed defaults for CPU Usage monitor, added sampling to Memory Usage on the server monitor
    • Improvements: Simplified the dashboard to make it quicker and more informative
  • Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services (Native Mode) The features and fixes that are included in this update:
    • Feature: Added timeout support for every non-native workflow
    • Feature: Instance configuration monitor is introduced
    • Improvements: Implemented a better logging system
    • Improvements: Improved the Report Manager availability monitor: now it parses human readable message to get the real status of the Report Manager
    • Improvements: Improved the Report Manager and Web Service availability monitors: now the user can treat some status codes as healthy via the override.
    • Improvements: Reviewed and updated the Knowledge Base articles
    • Improvements: Updated the discoveries to throw errors in case of some problems detected during the discovery
    • Improvements: Simplified the dashboard to make it quicker and more informative
    • Improvements: Improved Run As mappings
    • Fix: Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server Reporting Services doesn’t discover SSRS instance when the instance name starts from some certain symbols (0-9, A-F)
    • Fix: the discoveries, now the last items can be undiscovered
    • Fix: "Memory consumed by other processes (%)" rule having no Run As profile for DS; added SQL MP default Run As to the data source
    • Fix: "Failing replacement: $Data/Context/Property[@Name='<MonitorName>’]$" issue in OM log
    • Fix: Changed the performance rules write actions accounts to “Default Action account”
  • Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services (Native Mode) The features and fixes that are included in this update:
    • Feature: Added timeout support for every non-native workflow
    • Feature: Instance configuration monitor is introduced
    • Improvements: Implemented a better logging system
    • Improvements: Improved the Report Manager availability monitor: now it parses human readable message to get the real status of the Report Manager
    • Improvements: Improved the Report Manager and Web Service availability monitors: now the user can treat some status codes as healthy via the override.
    • Improvements: Reviewed and updated the Knowledge Base articles
    • Improvements: Updated the discoveries to throw errors in case of some problems detected during the discovery
    • Improvements: Simplified the dashboard to make it quicker and more informative
    • Improvements: Improved Run As mappings
    • Fix: Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server Reporting Services doesn’t discover SSRS instance when the instance name starts from some certain symbols (0-9, A-F)
    • Fix: the discoveries, now the last items can be undiscovered
    • Fix: "Memory consumed by other processes (%)" rule having no Run As profile for DS; added SQL MP default Run As to the data source
    • Fix: "Failing replacement: $Data/Context/Property[@Name='<MonitorName>’]$" issue in OM log
    • Fix: Changed the performance rules write actions accounts to “Default Action account”
  • Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (Native Mode) The features and fixes that are included in this update:
    • Feature: Added timeout support for every non-native workflow
    • Feature: Instance configuration monitor is introduced
    • Improvements: Implemented a better logging system
    • Improvements: Improved the Report Manager availability monitor: now it parses human readable message to get the real status of the Report Manager
    • Improvements: Improved the Report Manager and Web Service availability monitors: now the user can treat some status codes as healthy via the override.
    • Improvements: Reviewed and updated the Knowledge Base articles
    • Improvements: Updated the discoveries to throw errors in case of some problems detected during the discovery
    • Improvements: Simplified the dashboard to make it quicker and more informative
    • Improvements: Improved Run As mappings
    • Fix: Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server Reporting Services doesn’t discover SSRS instance when the instance name starts from some certain symbols (0-9, A-F)
    • Fix: the discoveries, now the last items can be undiscovered
    • Fix: "Memory consumed by other processes (%)" rule having no Run As profile for DS; added SQL MP default Run As to the data source
    • Fix: "Failing replacement: $Data/Context/Property[@Name='<MonitorName>’]$" issue in OM log
    • Fix: Changed the performance rules write actions accounts to “Default Action account”
  • Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server Dashboards

Before installing in the updates in your production environment make sure that you test these updates in your test environment.

Updated MP: DB2 Smart Management Pack

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On 26-January-2016 Nice released  an update of System Center Management Pack for DB2 Smart Management pack (sMP) to version 4.03

  • DB2 Smart Management Pack (sMP) The features and fixes that are included in this update:
    • Feature:Enhanced DB2 HADR Monitoring
    • Feature:Improved I18N support for localized DB2 systems
    • Feature:Support for Operations Agent (OA) Version 12
    • Feature:LogFile Monitoring for db2diag.log increased performance
    • Feature:Support for latest OMi Version (see support Matrix)

    More information on how to get a trial version of this Management Pack please visit there website:

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    Before installing management packs in your production environment make sure you test these Management Packs in your test environment