Archive for the ‘Authoring Templates’ Category

Process Monitoring – extending the authoring template

November 16, 2009 Leave a comment

A question came up on the technet forums about monitoring the handle count of a process. This can of course be done just by a unit monitor but an alternative that may be useful in some situations is to use the Process Monitoring Authoring Template to create some base monitoring (process running) and the relevant process class. And then target the handle count monitor at the class that the authoring template creates. Here is a run through:

Categories: Authoring Templates

Service Monitoring

November 13, 2009 Leave a comment

There have been a number of threads on the forums of late looking at different ways to do Service Monitoring with OpsMgr. I have tried to summarise them here with a walk through of using the Authoring Template:

Service Monitor Template – Memory monitoring bug

July 24, 2009 Leave a comment

It has been noted on the OpsMgr technet forums that there is a bug in the service monitor authoring template. When you try and set a memory threshold of greater than 100 MB, it changes it back to 100. You can export the MP, make the relevant xml changes and reimport but the UI still doesn’t seem to like values great than 100.

See here for full details:

Justin Incarnato has posted a workaround on the technet forums:
“When you get the alert (for example if you set a process notepad.exe and you set the max 100mb limit). Set an override on the monitor with a new value in bytes from the existing 100000000 (100mb) to 350000000 (350mb) to the appropriate group for example and you should be good.”