Monitoring Tools for Project Server 2007

I’m just playing around with both the Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Management Pack for MOM 2005 and also the Microsoft Best Practices Analyzer for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and the 2007 Microsoft Office System.  Nothing much to report just yet, but I’d love to hear comments on how you are finding these tools.  The Best Practices Analyzer does have quite a few specific rules for Project Server 2007 – and the plan is that we will extend the rule sets for both of these products as we come across new “gotchas”. Let us know if you think we are missing stuff already.

A couple of early “gotchas” that might also get you are:-

  • MOM 2005 Workgroup SP1 doesn’t play nicely with SQL Server 2005 – you need to do an unattended install and then all is well – otherwise you can spend a long time clicking Next on the SQL Server instance selection page of the wizard…  See KB 925480 for more details.
  • The Best Practice Analyzer has an issue getting to SharePoint and Project Server databases that happen to be in named instances – a fix is in the early part of the pipeline.  Let me know if you run into this one.

There are evaluations available for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 SP1 .

Once I’ve had these running for a while I’ll report back on how they worked for me.

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