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SCOM 2012 – Configure Disk Performance Collection Windows Server 2008

November 9, 2012

In my opinion logical disk performance collection on Windows 2008 servers needs to be tuned. When importing the management pack Windows Server 2008 Operating System 6.0.6989.0 many interesting disk performance data is not collected by default.

When i import this at customer sites i always enable the following rules because they are disabled by default:

  • Collection Rule for Average Logical Disk Seconds per Write 2008
  • Collection Rule for Disk Writes per Second 2008
  • Collection Rule for Disk Reads per Second 2008
  • Logical Disk Read Bytes per Second 2008
  • Collection Rule for Average Disk Seconds per Read 2008
  • Average Logical Disk Read Queue Length 2008
  • Collection Rule for Average Disk Queue Length 2008
  • Average Logical Disk Write Queue Length 2008
  • Collection Rule for Disk Bytes per Second 2008
  • Logical Disk Write Bytes per Second 2008

To do this open the operations console and navigate to Authoring rules –> rules. In the seach field scope to the specific rule:

I create an override for “All Object Off class: Windows Server 2008 Logical Disk”:

Now i enable the rule and store the override in a manually created management pack:

Repeat this for all the rules.

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4 Comments
  1. david hood permalink

    thanks for the clear and concise explanation of how to do that.

  2. Sure thing! I’m glad the blog helped you out.

  3. Malcolm Laforteza permalink

    Hi I just want to ask when checking on SCOM 2012 R2 there is no SCOM 2012 R2 monitor in the Authoring Workspace Specifically on the Logical Disk Counter

    • Hi Malcom, this monitor is in the Windows Server Operating System management pack. Did you import that management pack set already?

      Regards,

      Marthijn.

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