Windows Media Services Management Pack for OpsMgr 2007
Posted by rburri on February, 1 2008
Last updated May 5, 2009
Currently there is no management pack available for Operations Manager 2007 to monitor Windows Media Services 9 on Server 2003 or Windows Media Services 2008 (9.5). For MOM 2000/2005 a management pack can be downloaded from Microsoft’s catalogue. When originally using the MOM 2005 version for a network radio application, it became obvious that it was a bit basic and lacked some features that were needed. Over time I built extra discovery, monitoring, tasks and reports around it. Later I ported and consolidated most of it into a native OpsMgr 2007 management pack. I did not actually use any code from the MOM 2005 pack but rather wanted to get together a native OpsMgr 2007 one.
The performance monitors are based on information published in the whitepaper ‘Optimizing Windows Media Services’ available from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/howto/articles/optimize_web.aspx
- Discovery: Windows Media Services Computer Roles and Publishing Points
- Compatibility: Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008
- Rules and Monitors: Availability and Performance related
- Tasks and Recoveries
Please read the management pack guide document fist. I tried to make it as complete as possible. If you have questions, find mistakes, have ideas on what to include in the management pack or would like to get an XML version of the management pack, contact me by email.
Update (May 5, 2009): supports Windows Media Services 2008 – V. 126.96.36.199
Download WMS 9 Management Pack V 188.8.131.52 (sealed) (rename after downloading – it is a zip file)