New Release for VMWare vSphere Management Pack by BridgeWays

Nicolas PilonBridgeWays, SCOMLeave a Comment

BridgeWays made some recent performance improvements with their VMWare vSphere management pack with the end-result of a better user experience. By deploying their VMWare vSphere management pack for System Center Operation Manager (SCOM), you can monitor and see your VMWare environment within the SCOM console – a single pane-of-glass view. Within the performance improvements, BridgeWays added three new core dashboards that enhance your monitoring effectiveness. The new VMware vSphere Management Pack now monitors Host Performance, CPU Performance and Memory Performance metrics within three new core dashboards: Host Performance CPU Usage, Memory Usage, Swamp Memory Usage, Balloon Usage, Network Usage and Storage … Read More

Is_Virtual_Machine in v_R_System is not showing Properly with a Virtual Machine under VMWare ESXI 5.1

Nicolas PilonSCCM, SQL4 Comments

There’s a new field in v_R_system view on SCCM 2012 SQL database named Is_Virtual_Machine. It is really easier when it’s time to target virtual machines with this field instead using manufacturer, model or v_GS_Virtual_Machine under SCCM 2007. Today, we were making a spot check in our data integrity when we found two manufacturers and models VMWare flagged as non-virtual machine. In the SCCM SQL database, the source for v_R_system view is System_DISC. The associate WMI class is SMS_R_System Server. From the MSDN website, the description of Is_Virtual_Machine in the WMI class is. 1 is a virtual machine and 0 is a physical machine. How … Read More