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Microsoft SQL Server Management Pack updated to version 6.1.400.00



The SQL Server Management Pack provides the capabilities for Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and R2 to discover SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2. It monitors SQL Server components such as database engine instances, databases, and SQL Server agents.

The monitoring provided by this management pack includes performance, availability, and configuration monitoring, performance data collection, and default thresholds. You can integrate the monitoring of SQL Server components into your service-oriented monitoring scenarios.

In addition to health monitoring capabilities, this management pack includes dashboard views, extensive knowledge with embedded inline tasks, and views that enable near real-time diagnosis and resolution of detected issues.

Important Pre-Requisite Notes:
Clusters: In order to ensure that all monitoring works correctly for clustered instances of SQL Server ensure that your OpsMgr agents on the physical nodes of the cluster are running either OpsMgr 2007 R2 or OpsMgr 2007 SP1 with the most recent cummulative update for OpsMgr 2007 SP1 applied.

Feature Summary:
The following list gives an overview of the features of the SQL Server management pack. Refer to the SQL Server management pack guide for more detail.

  • Support for Enterprise, Standard and Express editions of SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2 and 32bit, 64bit and ia64 architectures.
  • Support for both simple and complex SQL configurations such as clustered installations, multiple instances and 32bit roles running on a 64bit OS. For full details on supported configurations refer to the guide included with the management pack.
  • Discovery and monitoring of SQL Server roles such as DB Engine, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, Integrations Services.
  • Discovery of SQL components such as databases, the SQL Agent and SQL jobs.
  • Views covering areas such as database free space, SQL related performance, SQL related alerts, and lists of the various SQL roles and components which are discovered and their related state.
  • Discovery and basic monitoring for SQL Server Reporting Services and Integration Services.
  • Reports for longer-term analysis of common problem areas related to SQL Server such as SQL Server lock analysis and top deadlocked databases, SQL Server service pack levels across discovered roles, user connection activity. Likewise the generic reports from the Microsoft Generic Report Library can be used against the roles and components discovered by the SQL MPs to review availability and performance across many systems and over longer periods of time.
  • Role and component specific tasks which provide access to common tools, triage information, or corrective actions without needing to leave the Operations Console in most cases.
  • Monitoring of databases covers database status, database free space, log shipping monitoring for both the source and destination, and transaction log free space.
  • Monitoring of key SQL related services.
  • Monitoring for persistent SPID blocking.
  • Monitoring of numerous SQL events and performance data points. Alerts bring the issue to your attention and provide knowledge on the impact and possible resolutions.
  • A low-privilege configuration for discovery and monitoring that eliminates the need for SQL sysadmin, dbo, db_owner, and box admin privileges.

Release History:

  • 5/6/2011 - Updated to version 6.1.400.0. Minor bug fixes. Fixed sql injection security issues
  • 8/17/2010 - Added SQL 2000 management pack as an independent mp, see below downloadable SQL Server 2000 Management Pack.msi for SQL 2000 Server monitoring.
  • 8/5/2010 - Updated to version 6.1.314.36. Removed DMO dependency, improved health model, improved free space monitoring to support file groups and autogrow, added knowledge and added detailed low-privilege configuration information in the MP guide. Refer to the management pack guide for a more complete list of additions and improvements in this release.
  • 11/24/2009 - MP guide update only, same version 6.0.6648.0
  • 7/22/2009 - Updated version 6.0.6648.0, which fixes an issue with some monitoring not working on clustered instances of SQL Server. Refer to the MP guide for more details.
  • 3/31/2009 - Updated version 6.0.6569.0, which provided a number of fixes. Refer to the MP guide for more details.
  • 12/3/2008 - Updated version 6.0.6460.0, fixed an issue with the database discovery script to prevent overflows
  • 10/29/2008 - Updated version 6.0.6441.0, which introduced SQL Server 2008 support in addition to other new features and fixes. Refer to the MP guide for a complete list of changes.
  • 3/31/2008 - Updated version 6.0.6278.8
  • 12/21/2007 - updated version 6.0.6247.5
  • 3/23/2007 - Initial Release, version 6.0.5000.0

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System requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

  • Other Software:
    • System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and R2
    • SQL Server 2005, 2008, or 2008 R2

Clusters: In order to ensure that all monitoring works correctly for clustered instances of SQL Server ensure that your OpsMgr agents on the physical nodes of the cluster are running either OpsMgr 2007 R2 or OpsMgr 2007 SP1 with the most recent cummulative update for OpsMgr 2007 SP1 applied.

In general, the supported configurations are outlined in the following locations:

This MP is designed to monitor the SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2 in the following configuration:

  • 32-bit SQL Server on 32-bit operating system
  • 64-bit SQL Server on 64-bit operating system. For SQL Server 2005, only SP2 or later is supported
  • 32-bit SQL Server on 64-bit operating system
Only a subset of monitoring will work for 32-bit installations of SQL Server that are monitored on a 64-bit operating system. Please see MP guide and Knowledge Base article 891238 for detail.

For each version of SQL Server, the following editions are supported (when they apply):

  • Data Center
  • Enterprise
  • Developer
  • Standard
  • Express

The SQL Server management packs also provide monitoring for clustered installations of all SQL roles that can be installed on a cluster. The following limitations apply to support for monitoring clustered installations:

  • Installations of SQL Server on cluster quorum drives are not supported, and this configuration is not suggested, as documented in Knowledge Base article 280345.
  • Support for SQL Server cluster resource groups, which contain more than one network name resource requires additional configuration and the agents must be running Operations Manager 2007 R2 or Operations Manager 2007 SP1 with the most recent cumulative update applied. Refer to “Enabling multiple entries for network name resources” in Knowledge Base article 959865 for instructions on the additional configuration.
  • Low-privilege discovery and monitoring is not supported on clustered configurations in this release.

For detailed instructions on setup, configuration and monitoring of clustered SQL Server resources, see “Configuration for Monitoring Clustered Resources” in the management pack guide.

Note: This SQL Server Management Pack package does not support agentless monitoring

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Refer to the management pack guide included in this download for detailed instructions on working with this management pack. For the latest MP Guide, please download the .doc file below.

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