New MP: System Center Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse Appliance

There is a new MP on the horizon. Here is a feature summary from the download page:

  • Discovers SQL Server PDW Appliances, including the hardware manufacturer.
  • Monitors both hardware and software components of SQL Server PDW Appliance. This includes:
    • The ability to roll up the overall health information across hardware and software components.
    • The ability to detect and monitor nodes that belong to different SQL Server PDW failover clusters.
    • Custom diagram view to visually represent the PDW appliance hierarchy comprising of hardware and software components. This includes these three views:
      • Appliance view – high level health information of the overall appliance health and their individual nodes
      • Appliance nodes – view to represent the health of each of the nodes and their roles.
      • Alerts view –view for the IT operator to look at proactive monitoring alerts and take appropriate actions.
  • Custom e-mail template to provide more detailed information regarding the alerts.
  • Tasks to integrate with the various PDW admin console views.
  • Run-as profile to securely connect to PDW appliance for discovery and monitoring.

Remember to read the documentation which together with the MP can be found here.

New version of System Center Monitoring Pack for Microsoft Data Warehouse Appliance V2

The System Center Monitoring Pack for Microsoft Data Warehouse (MDW) Appliance V2 provides capabilities to discover, monitor, and manage your SQL Server MDW appliances.

The latest version can be downloaded from here.