System Center Operations Manager by Jonathan Hambrook

August 27, 2007

Cannot save report subscription in SCOM

Filed under: Errors, Microsoft, SCOM 2007 — opsmgr @ 6:36 pm

You get the following error after you fill in the Reports Scheduler Wizard.

Cannot save report subscription 

Date: 17/07/2007 10:03:33
Application: System Center Operations Manager 2007
Application Version: 6.0.5000.0
Severity: Error
Message: Cannot save report subscription.
System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: The value provided for the report parameter ‘StartDate_BaseValue’ is not valid for its type. —> The value provided for the report parameter ‘StartDate_BaseValue’ is not valid for its type. —> The value provided for the report parameter ‘StartDate_BaseValue’ is not valid for its type.
  at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.ReadResponse(SoapClientMessage message, WebResponse response, Stream responseStream, Boolean asyncCall)
  at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.Invoke(String methodName, Object[] parameters)
  at Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Mom.Internal.UI.Reporting.ReportingService.ReportingService2005.CreateSubscription(String Report, ExtensionSettings ExtensionSettings, String Description, String EventType, String MatchData, ParameterValue[] Parameters)
  at Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Mom.Internal.UI.Reporting.ManagementGroupReporting.SetSubscription(ManagementGroupReport report, ManagementGroupReportSubscription subscription, String description, String deliveryMethod, IDictionary`2 deliveryOptions, ScheduleDefinition schedule, IDictionary`2 reportParameters)
  at Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Mom.Internal.UI.Reporting.ManagementGroupReporting.CreateSubscription(ManagementGroupReport report, String description, String deliveryMethod, IDictionary`2 deliveryOptions, ScheduleDefinition schedule, IDictionary`2 reportParameters)
  at Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Mom.Internal.UI.Reporting.Wizards.Schedule.ReportSubscriptionProgressPage.BackgroundWorkerDoWork(Object sender, DoWorkEventArgs e)


There is a hotfix release and available from Microsoft, request MS for KB 938507. Its not release for public viewing so you will need to call MS up.

This HF needs to be installed on any machine with the Operations Manager Console on it.


August 26, 2007

MS SCOM Management Pack updates

Filed under: Microsoft, News, SCOM 2007 — opsmgr @ 7:33 pm

Microsoft have release 2 updated Management Packs which everyone should consider updating to as they fix a few known issues:

Operations Manager 2007 Data Warehouse Library

The Data Warehouse Library Management Pack contains the definitions and workflows required to support the forwarding of data to the Operations Manager Data Warehouse as well as the subsequent maintenance of the data. It also contains rules and monitors to track the ongoing health of the Data Warehouse data flows and processes. This Management Pack ships with the Operations Manager product and is periodically updated with fixes and new functionality.
Feature Bullet Summary:
• Manages the flow of data to the Data Warehouse
• Manages credentials used for the operation and management of the Data Warehouse
• Supports the deployment of reports to the Data Warehouse
• Manages the aggregation of performance data in the Data Warehouse
• Synchronizes alert data in the Data Warehouse with recent alert changes made in the operational database
• Manages the health of Data Warehouse workflows

Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack Update

The Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Management Pack update is an update to the previously released System Center Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack with System Center Operations Manager 2007 RTM.
The updated file list includes
• (6.0.5000.28)
• (6.0.5000.28)
• (6.0.5000.28)
• (6.0.5000.28)
• (6.0.5000.28)
• (6.0.5000.28)
• (6.0.5000.28)

Update to address fixes and enhancements:
• OnDemandDetection for threshold monitors.
• Ability to override Priority / Severity settings.
• Alert rules/monitors added for Batch response.
• Added Knowledge for rules and monitors.
• Fixed Distributed Application health rollup state.
• Top customer impacting bugs found post-RTM

August 16, 2007

Monitoring VMWare ESX Hardware

Filed under: News, SCOM 2007, VMWare — opsmgr @ 3:57 pm

UPDATE: To answer the questions of many of you who are looking forward to the release of this document here are some high level details.

The document I am writing will cover the usage of SysLogs, SNMP for the monitoring of ESX and the Hardware layer. It will be step-by-step with reasoning behind why steps have been performed in this way. Its not a definitive way but its the easiest way to get imediate visablity of your ESX and ESX Hardware. I will not be releaseing the document until its launched at VM World in September but will be available for download on the 13th September 07.

I thank you all for your interest in this and I hope it will help when its released.


Today I had a very interesting meeting with Mike Bookey from VMWARE (Australia) about monitoring the hardware layer via MOM or SCOM. I am working on these very tidy techniques that he has proposed and will be launching at VM World 2007!I suggest if you are using VM then you should get to VM World 2007 from September 11 – 13 in San Francisco, California USA. Also keep your eyes posted here as I will be providing links to the VM Doco’s once released.To register visit:

August 14, 2007

New Microsoft Management Packs released

Filed under: Microsoft, News, SCOM 2007 — opsmgr @ 8:25 pm

Microsoft have release a few new Management Packs for their products. All of them require OpsMgr 2007 MOM 2005 Backward Compatibility MP Update 6.0.5000.12 (or higher).

Forefront Server Security for Exchange 10.0

Forefront Server Security for SharePoint 10

Identity Integration Server 2003

Microsoft Server Network Load Balancing

Office Project Server 2007

August 13, 2007

Search SCOM Database for MOMUIGeneratedRule entries

Filed under: Issues, Microsoft, SCOM 2007 — opsmgr @ 9:08 pm

If you are getting MOMUIGeneratedRule descriptions in your reports here is an SQL Query that will list all of them and their descriptions.

select distinct
from rules r
join LocalizedText lt on lt.LTStringID = r.RuleID
join ManagementPack mp on mp.ManagementPackID = r.ManagementPackID
where rulename like ‘MOMUIGeneratedRule%’

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