Friday, October 2, 2009

Attack of the orphaned virtual server after a monitored cluster has been decommissioned.

The OpsMgr Support Team has posted an article about how to decommission a cluster monitored by OpsMgr. This procedure is very important. When you don’t follow it, you’ll end up with orphaned virtual servers.

Article is to be found here.

09-10-2009 Update: As from today Microsoft has made a KB article about it: KB2003111.


Anonymous said...

That's what happened to me. What can I do if I have orphaned virtual servers ?

Marnix Wolf said...

Hi Anonymous

Thanks for visiting my blog. Good question. Even though I haven't experienced this situation myself, nor having the ability to test it,I think this is the way to go about it:

When you have orphaned virtual servers you have to disable that discovery by using an override targeted at Windows Computers.

Then you have to run the PS cmdlet Remove-DisabledMonitoringObject.

This will remove all discovered Virtual Servers.

When this command has run succesfully then you can enable the discovery again by removing the override you have created earlier.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,
Marnix Wolf

Dominique said...

excellent thanks