If another server is discovered after I’ve added the System Center Operations Manager Assessment solution, will it be assessed?
Yes, after discovery, it is assessed from then on--by default, every seven days. +
What is the name of the process that does the data collection?
Where does the AdvisorAssessment.exe process run?
AdvisorAssessment.exe runs under the HealthService of the management server where the assessment rule is enabled. Using that process, discovery of your entire environment is achieved through remote data collection. +
How long does it take for data collection?
Data collection on the server takes about one hour. It may take longer in environments that have many Operations Manager instances. +
What if I set the interval of the assessment to less than 1440 minutes?
The assessment is pre-configured to run at a maximum of once per day. If you override the interval value to a value less than 1440 minutes, then the assessment uses 1440 minutes as the interval value. +
How to know if there are pre-requisite failures?
If the assessment ran and you don't see results, then it is likely that some of the pre-requisites for the assessment failed. You can execute queries:
in Log Search to see the failed pre-requisites.
There is a
Failed to connect to the SQL Instance (….).
message in pre-requisite failures. What is the issue?
AdvisorAssessment.exe, the process that collects data, runs under the HealthService of the management server. As part of the assessment, the process attempts to connect to the SQL Server where the Operations Manager database is present. This error can occur when firewall rules block the connection to the SQL Server instance. +
What type of data is collected?
The following types of data are collected: - WMI data - Registry data - EventLog data - Operations Manager data through Windows PowerShell, SQL Queries and File information collector. +
Why do I have to configure a Run As Account?
For an Operations Manager server, various SQL queries are run. In order for them to run, you must use a Run As Account with necessary permissions. In addition, local administrator credentials are required to query WMI. +
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