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.

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