Naming SCOM 2012 Resource Pools

A little bug to be aware of. I created a resource pool called “Unix & Linux Resource Pool”.

Unix & Linux

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was created in a brand new SCOM 2012 environment and within minutes, 3 of my Management Servers went grey!

Management Servers Gray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Operations Manager event log on Management Server contained 2 events as shown below, a 1103 event detailing Rules/Monitors being unloaded…

Event 1103

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And an 11904 Event. Notice the 0xC00CEE2C…

Event 11904

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0xC00CEE2C means illegal name character…

illegal character

 

 

 

So, I renamed my Resource Pool, removing the Ampersand (&) character.

Unix and Linux

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waited a few minutes and those Management Servers went Green again.

Management Servers Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So there you have it…a bug in SCOM 2012 SP1, it doesn’t like the Ampersand (&) Character being used in a Resource Pool name. Whilst I haven’t tested other characters, perhaps its best to stick with the regular alphabet 🙂

 

 
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