AddOn DFS Replication Management Pack (part #1 – configuration)
This article is to serve as documentation for my recent MP addition to TechNet gallery: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/AddOn-DFS-Replication-33d233a8.
I split the documentation into part #1 (configuration) and part #2 (featured monitoring).
The AddOn Distributed File System (DFS) Replication Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2012 monitors the health of DFS Replication by complementing the monitoring provided by Microsoft Management Packs:
– System Center 2012 Management Pack for Microsoft Windows Server File & iSCSI Services 2012 R2 (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42066)
– System Center 2012 Management Pack for Microsoft Windows Server File & iSCSI Services 2012 (https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=34970)
Here are the Management Packs that you need to have imported in the first place:
Plus the following MP, specifically for the presentation MP (visualization):
Get this MP from:
All agents need to have the Agent Proxy setting enabled (Allow this agent to act as a proxy and discover managed objects on other computers).
Make sure that Firewalls are not blocking WMI remote connections – a lot of workflows in the DFS MPs are using WMI queries (local and remote).
Add a Windows Account with appropriate permissions on DFS. Configure this account for More Secure distribution (no selected computers, for the moment).
The AddOn.DFSReplication MP has configured a group called “Agents On Windows FileServer DFS-R”; members of this group are HealthServices on all Windows FileServer DFS-R role computers. You can use this group to have the “DFR-R Monitoring Account” distributed; just execute the following from Operations Manager Shell:
PS C:\> $distagents = Get-SCOMGroup -DisplayName “Agents On Windows FileServer DFS-R” | Get-SCOMClassInstance
PS C:\> Get-SCOMRunAsAccount -Name “DFS-R Monitoring Account” | Set-SCOMRunAsDistribution -MoreSecure -SecureDistribution $distagents
Note. Please update the commands above for whatever name you provided to the DFS-R monitoring account; in case you used exactly same name as in the screenshot, then you can use (cut and paste) the commands as they are provided.
Last step is to associate the Profile with the RunAs account just created.
In part #2 I will detail what additional monitoring is provided by this Management Pack.