Hi guys and girls. it has been a busy week for me last week and I didn’t feel like blogging last weekend 🙂 So now some catching up to do!
System Center Operations Manager 2007 Cumulative Update 4 (SCOM CU4) has been released last week. It contains some fixes that we have been waiting for.
An important one would be the fix and settings that allow an RMS to recover after an unavailability of the SQL databases. One of my customers had some issues in one of its datacenters causing the SQL databases to become unavailable to the RMS. The RMS went into a grey state after that and would not come out until we deleted the whole cache and restarted the box. So a highly recommended fix. The fix has to be enabled and configured through two registry keys (you can find the description in the KB article of CU4). However it does not say if those keys need to be DWORD or String and I have seen blog posts saying both. I have guessed at String at first because one of the entries has to have a word in it and the other one a number. I have seen on Kevin Holman’s blog that he wants to write about this, so I am holding my breath (and hoping Kevin or one of the product team members will write about it soon as I can’t hold my breath that long! 😉 ).
Update: Kevin has his post about this and it was a DWORD.
And now exhale.
I have implemented the patch in two test environments already and today will do one more at a customer site in their test environment. No issues until now. Just follow the instructions and best practises (listed in the KB article and on Kevin’s site listed below). Read through those first before implementing!
So the list of links, starting with Kevin’s blogpost and the three links on that page as well:
Kevin Holman on SCOM CU4:
The KB article describing the fixes, changes, and instructions:
Get it from the download Center:
List of all OpsMgr R2 Cumulative Updates:
Best of luck!
Bob Cornelissen