This week Microsoft released an update to SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Management Packs (MPs) for System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).

In addition, Dashboards MP was released as a separate download with new features and fixes.

The localized versions for SSAS and SSRS were published to be compatible with this version (existing localized MPs will not work with this release due to some internal changes).

New SQL Server Analysis Services Management Pack Features and Fixes

  1. Updated references and removed deprecated elements to support 6.6.4.0+ visualization library
  2. Fixed bug when SSAS Monitoring Pack could not collect OS performance counters with localized names
  3. Updated discoveries to throw errors in case of some problems detected during the discovery
  4. Fixed module error collection on cluster instances to reduce the noise
  5. Changed defaults for CPU Usage monitor, added sampling to Memory Usage on the server monitor
  6. Reduced inner complexity of modules
  7. Fixed the discoveries; now the last items can be undiscovered
  8. Simplified the dashboard to make it quicker and more informative
  9. Reviewed and updated the Knowledge Bases
  10. Added timeout support for every non-native workflow
  11. Fixed Blocking Session Monitor – in some situations it could calculate blocking sessions incorrectly
  12. Win10 support: fixed OS version detection issue
  13. Fixed CPU usage alert description

New SQL Server Reporting Services Management Pack Features and Fixes

  1. Fixed issue: 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)
  2. Instance configuration monitor is introduced
  3. Implemented a better logging system
  4. Improved the Report Manager availability monitor: now it parses human readable message to get the real status of the Report Manager
  5. Improved the Report Manager and Web Service availability monitors: now the user can treat some status codes as healthy via the override.
  6. Fixed the discoveries, now the last items can be undiscovered
  7. Added timeout support for every non-native workflow
  8. Simplified the dashboard to make it quicker and more informative
  9. Reviewed and updated the Knowledge Base articles
  10. Improved Run As mappings
  11. Updated the discoveries to throw errors in case of some problems detected during the discovery
  12. Updated the references and removed deprecated elements to support 6.6.4.0+ visualization library
  13. Changed the performance rules write actions accounts to “Default Action account”
  14. Fixed “Memory consumed by other processes (%)” rule having no Run As profile for DS; added SQL MP default Run As to the data source
  15. Fixed “Failing replacement: $Data/Context/Property[@Name='<MonitorName>’]$” issue in OM log

New Dashboard Management Pack Features and Fixes

  1. Fixed “The client has been disconnected from the server. Please call ManagementGroup.Reconnect() to reestablish the connection” exception
  2. Replaced 999+ presentation with a new one (tile shows rolled up number with tooltip displaying the exact number)

Tile shows rolled up number with tooltip displaying the exact number

Tile shows rolled up number with tooltip displaying the exact number

  1. Added configurable rule to pre-aggregate data in the DW
  2. Added second row in the instance view to show Path of the object, and allow searching by Path. This makes it easier to distinguish between instances with the same name

Added second row in the instance view to show Path of the object

  1. Fixed tooltip presentation on the Instance view

 

Stay tuned for VIAcode posts on performance optimizations, dashboard improvements and review of other new features.

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Download links:

  1. Management Pack for SQL Server Analysis Services enables the monitoring of Instances, Databases and Partitions
    Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
    Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services
    Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2014 Analysis Services
  2. Management Pack for SQL Server Reporting Services (Native Mode) enables the monitoring of Instances and Deployments
    Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (Native Mode)
    Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services (Native Mode)
    Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services (Native Mode)
  3. Management Pack for SQL Server Dashboards
    Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server Dashboards