Thursday, September 17, 2009

OpsMgr Effective Configuration Viewer & OpsMgr R2

The Resource Kit for OpsMgr contains also a tool known as ‘Effective Configuration Viewer’ a.k.a ECV.

What this tool does? Taken directly from the website: ‘…It displays the set of rules and monitors that are running on a computer, distributed application, or any other managed entity after any configured overrides have been applied…

With OpsMgr RTM/SP1 this tool just runs fine and has been of great help to me on many occasions. But with OpsMgr R2 ECV doesn’t show all rules running on a computer. For instance I know for sure there are 8 rules in place (and functional) but ECF only shows two. It seems like this tool needs an update.

I am curious whether I am the only one experiencing this issue. For now I do not use this tool anymore in R2 environments.


LayneR said...

Hi Marnix. I wanted to confirm your findings. In R2 the ECV does not seem to be as accurate as it was in SP1. I had a post about it on the Technet forums,

Marnix Wolf said...

Hi LayneR

Thanks for your comment. I checked the thread and I see I also replied on it. But somehow I forgot it. :)