The Neverfail for SCOM Plug-in is an add-on to Neverfail Continuity Engine, which provides protection for System Center Operations Manager Agent.
Neverfail for SCOM Plug-in version 201.5.2 is bundled with Neverfail Continuity Engine, starting with v8.5 Update 5. The SCOM plug-in will be automatically installed on the target managed server if the Microsoft Monitoring Agent (SCOM Agent) is detected as being installed.
The Neverfail SCOM Plug-in works as a component of the Neverfail Engine Management Pack. When Microsoft System Center Operations Manager is deployed to monitor the health of Neverfail Engine, the Neverfail SCOM Plug-in is used to manage the Microsoft Monitoring Agent (HealthService) service ensuring that anytime the active server identity is changed within the Neverfail Engine cluster, the Neverfail SCOM Plug-in automatically stops the HealthService service on the node that was previously active and starts it on the node that will become active. Additionally, the Neverfail SCOM Plug-in changes the HealthService service Startup type on the passive node to Manual and on the active node to Automatic ensuring that the HealthService service is always running on the active server regardless whether Neverfail Engine itself is running or not when the active server node is being restarted.
For more information about the Neverfail SCOM Plug-in, please see the SCOM Solution pack technical manual.
The SCOM solution pack is bundled with Neverfail Continuity Engine and it contains the following components:
The Neverfail SCOM Solution pack is named SCOMNFPlugin.201.5.<build-number> and it is available on the Neverfail CE Management Service (EMS) node, in C:\ProgramData\Neverfail\VAD\catalog\plugins\ folder.
Neverfail SCOM Management Pack (Neverfail.Engine.mp) can be imported on the SCOM server anytime after installing EMS (before or after installing Engine on the managed server).
The Neverfail SCOM plug-in will be automatically installed on the managed server, along with Continuity Engine solution considering the following mandatory prerequisite is met:
To install the Neverfail for SCOM Plug-in, follow the steps below:
Neverfail SCOM Plug-in v201.5.2
Neverfail Continuity Engine 8.5 Update 5 and later