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  • Blog Post: Presenting at MMS 2007

    For those interested in understanding the internals of server side software distribution in SMS or the internals of state based alerting in MOM 2005, come to my presentations at MMS 2007 The session info is below... SO20 State based alerts in MOM 2005 - deep dive and troubleshooting...
  • Blog Post: Grooming in MOM 2005

    The 'under the covers' mechanics of grooming has changed substantially in MOM 2005 compared to previous releases. I thought we could spend a few lines in this entry discussing those differences. The grooming options in MOM 2005 GUI look very similar to those presented in MOM 2000 - but thats where...
  • Blog Post: State based alerts in MOM 2005

    Alerts in MOM are generally used to inform administrators of a potential problem condition. By the time the administrator reviews the alert, the problem condition that caused the alert may already be resolved. State based alerts are special types of alerts that were introduced, in part, to allow an...
  • Blog Post: Understanding and troubleshooting the MOM DTS package

    We see a fair number of issues relating to failure of the MOM DTS package to execute. There can be many reasons for this but when the DTS package fails the whole MOM system may have problems as a result. If the MOM DTS package is not running correctly the MOM grooming jobs will fail. This can lead...
  • Blog Post: MOM 2005 SP1 now officially supports SQL 2005

    Many have been asking and it is now official - we support MOM 2005 SP1 running on SQL 2005. For details take a look at knowledge base article 917615 -Steve
  • Blog Post: Working with SNMP and MOM

    Questions seem to be coming up more and more about using SNMP with MOM 2005. I thought I'd take a few minutes here to go over how MOM and SNMP interact. Sending SNMP Traps ----------------------- SNMP traps are generated in MOM 2005 as a response action on various rules. When the rule fires, MOM 2005...
  • Blog Post: Link to document

    Entry to provide a link to my MOM 2005 solution accerators document that was published recently in technet magazine. This is the draft version of that article.
  • Blog Post: MOM Operator console sluggish

    Have you ever had problems with the MOM Operator console running slowly? This came up just recently so thought I would take some time to list out some common issues. - For a single MOM management group the support limit for number of MOM operator consoles is 15. In some environments it may be common...
  • Blog Post: SQL 2005 and SMS/MOM

    A lot of folks are asking about support for SQL 2005 with SMS 2003 and MOM 2005. Neither of the current releases support SQL 2005. This is planned for SP2 for SMS 2003 and discussions are continuing for MOM 2005. I'm running the database for the current releases of both products on SQL 2005 and it seems...
  • Blog Post: MOM 2005 providers

    MOM 2005 providers are used to define where data being monitored by MOM is coming from/located. Looking at the list of default providers you will notice two things - there are a number of them and each time a management pack is imported this list is subject to growth. There are a number of different...
  • Blog Post: Heartbeat detection in MOM 2005

    MOM 2005 agents routinely report their presence to their assigned management server by sending a heartbeat. Understanding agent heartbeating is helpful as adjustment to the default values may be beneficial in some environments. Let's go through how this works. Heartbeating is divided into two parts...
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