TFS Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 shipped

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Senior Service Engineer, Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Service

TFS Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 shipped

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The VSTS Rangers have shipped the TFS 2008 Management Pack for SCOM2007. It is also published in the official System Center Operations Manager 2007 Catalog on TechNet (choose “System Center Operations Manager 2007” from the dropdown list and enter “TFS” as keyword).

It takes out a new record for the longest name of a Microsoft download: Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Management Pack for System Center Operations Management 2007 – English

The VSTS Rangers are a community of Microsoft field staff that are experts in VSTS. Their mission is to create re-usable solutions to aid adoption problems and influence future versions of VSTS based on lessons learned.

In the past, they’ve shipped other solutions such as:

This product is a significant improvement for monitoring and management of TFS 2008.

Overview

The Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008 Management Pack monitors exposed services of TFS. This management pack includes event rules and monitors. It is designed to proactively monitor quality and availability of TFS services and even automate recovery in some scenarios.

Feature Summary

  • Auto discovery of TFS components
  • Leverages ASP.NET MP and SQL MP
  • Implements containment hierarchy reflecting logical architecture of the Product
  • Implements a proper health model using Monitors
  • Contains tasks, diagnostic and recovery for certain failures
  • Events indicating service outages
  • Alerts indicating configuration issues and connected data source changes
  • Verification that all dependant services are running
  • Targeted running of BPA against TFS Servers from Operator Console
  • New monitoring capabilities can be easily added

I’m looking forward to hearing what people are doing with it. Please contact me with any feedback you have of this in your environment.

  • Thanks for this. We have been waiting to hook this one up.

    I thought you were still on holidays...

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