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  1. Storage Spaces MP without VMM

    To use storage spaces for generic file serices we need to be able to monitor storage spaces with SCOM without having any dependency on vMM.

    Requiring VMM is only useful if you are using storage spaces in a fileserver for Hyper-V.

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    • Connect the HealthService watcher connectivity status to WindowsComputer

      The HealthService watcher is what one would look at to see when a particular server becomes non-responsive.
      For lots of admins this is crucial, but the most apparent way to bring them info on their server(s) is to add the WindowsComputer to a view/subscription.

      To make the scenario complete the WindowsComputer should have a monitor that is connected to the HealthService that informs that it is unavailable as well as a rule that informs when it has been restarted or experienced a DirtyShutdown.

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      • Add file share monitoring

        It would be nice if Microsoft provided a file share MP that is able to test, alert and report on up/down share status, growth, service status and read/write ability.

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        • Add LogicalDisk VolumeName Property Discovery

          Please add logic to the Server OS Logical Disk discoveries to return the VolumeName property.

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          • Add Processor Core Count to Microsoft.Windows.Computer class

            In addition to Logical Processors and Physical Processors, please at Number of Cores as a property to the Windows Computer class. This is essential for calculating many licensing scenarios these days. (Get-WmiObject -class win32_processor -Property $property | %{$CPUCoreCount += $_.NumberOfCores}
            #$CPUCoreCount
            )

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            • Fix the Microsoft.Windows.Server.2008.Computer.Discovery

              MP Version: 6.0.7296.0
              Discovery : Microsoft.Windows.Server.2008.Computer.Discovery

              This discovery is targeted on Microsoft.Windows.Computer and therefore runs on non Win 2008 computers as well.

              It contains ConditionDetections to determine wheter or not the computer has the correct OS and then executes a script discovery.

              However, on computers not having Win 2008 it will get stuck and it seems that no *empty discovery data* is returned because the condition detection evaluated to false.

              This results in hanging discovery processes and repeated 10000 Events.

              A scheduled discovery task was not started because the previous task for that discovery was still executing.

              Discovery name: Microsoft.Windows.Server.2008.Computer.Discovery …

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              • Fix Disk Partition to Logical Disk Discovery Rule (fails on Spanned Volumes)

                Management Pack Name: Windows Server 2012 Operating System (Discovery)
                Management Pack Version: 6.0.7297.0
                Discovery Rule Name: Disk Partition to Logical Disk Discovery Rule
                Discovery Rule Target: Windows Server 2012 Disk Partition
                Discovered Relationships: Disk Partition Contains Logical Disk
                Description: This rule discovers the relationships between disk partitions and logical disks

                Bug found in script DiskPartitionContainsLogicalDisk.ps1

                Bug found on line 332:
                $oInstanceLogicalDisk.AddProperty("$MPElement[Name='Windows!Microsoft.Windows.LogicalDevice']/DeviceID$", $WMISet.DeviceID)

                Problem Cause:
                The $WMISet could be of type System.Array if WMI query returns multiple objects. This can happen if the partition is part of a Dynamic Volume with Spanned Layout (mulitple disks for one volume).

                Possible workarround could…

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                • Create a persistence parameter in Monitors

                  Add a persistence, either an set interval, or number of intervals before an alert condition generates an alert in the console.
                  This will keep transient issues (service restarts, reboots) from generating database insertions that are extraneous.

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                  • operating system

                    Listed version is 6.0.7303.0, but after installation and attempting to import, it contains 6.0.7297.0.

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