Even though it is a great report (Free Space Report), it can time out a lot when targeted against reasonable sized environments. And when it does not, it may run for some time (up to an hour or more). Don’t get me wrong here, I am not downplaying the hard work of some much respected SCOM addicts, but just sharing some experiences.
But lucky me! Since a few weeks I have a new colleague who is really into SCOM. He has done many projects as well and one of his customers used the same report. And there they run into the same issues as I did.
However, this customer has some SQL guru’s who looked at the query and did some magic with it. The results? The Reports are rendered way much faster. For instance, the Free Space Report when targeted against All Windows Computers runs in a matter of two minutes! No more time outs…
Which is great!
So why not share this changed XML file?
Again, credits go to Ziemek Borowski and David Allen, because they provided the ideas and the original MPs. And additional credits go to Marinus Witbraad who shares this new report openly with the Community.
This new report can be downloaded from my SkyDrive. Do not forget to remove the old MP before importing the new one. Wait some time for the Report to show up and enjoy life! :)