Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server Monitoring Management Pack

Last week Microsoft released new version of the MP for Visual Studio 2010 TFS and now we have brand new MP for TFS 2012. This new MP is supported for SCOM 2007 SP1 or later. The MP has the same features as for TFS 2010:

  • Auto discovery of TFS components
  • Implements containment hierarchy, reflecting logical architecture of the Product
  • Implements a proper health model using Monitors
  • Contains tasks, diagnostic and recovery for certain failures
  • Provides events that indicate service outages
  • Provides alerts that show configuration issues and connected data source changes
  • Verification that all dependent services are running

 

Remember to read the manual first before implementing it in your environment. I am noticing that the guides that come for these new management packs are a lot more detailed than the old ones. The new ones even include screenshots from the SCOM console when the MP is imported.

Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server MP and guide can be found here.

Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Monitoring Management Pack

Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Monitoring Management Pack was updated to version 1.0.0.7. It is not sure what is updated as the management pack guide still relates to previous version 1.0.0.0. Previous version supported only SCOM 2007 R2 but now on the download page SCOM 2012 is listed also as supported. Lets hope that the guide will be updated soon so we can see the change log from 1.0.0.0 to 1.0.0.7.

The management pack provides the following features:

  • Auto discovery of TFS components
  • Implements containment hierarchy, reflecting logical architecture of the Product
  • Implements a proper health model using Monitors
  • Contains tasks, diagnostic and recovery for certain failures
  • Provides events that indicate service outages
  • Provides alerts that show configuration issues and connected data source changes
  • Verification that all dependent services are running
  • Triggers targeted running of BPA against TFS Servers from Operator Console

 

The MP and the guide can be download from here.

Even though the management pack guide is not updated the instructions there for setting up the MP are still relevant so do not forget to read it first before implementing it in you environment