First published on TECHNET on Sep 02, 2015
A customer of mine monitors some agents that only have 1gb of storage, so disk space must be conserved as much as possible. The Health Service store file (a JET database named HealthServiceStore.edb) on these Agents is around 100mb-200mb, which is pretty normal for a SCOM Agent.
I researched this a bit and found that unused space in the Health Service store is not cleaned up automatically. To clean it up and reduce the size of the file, you can do an offline defragmentation of the file by doing the following:
esentutl /d "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Monitoring Agent\Agent\Health Service State\Health Service Store\HealthServiceStore.edb"
Doing this in my test environment will generally reduce the file size from ~110mb to ~25mb
To help my customer detect and automate this, I’ve created the attached Management Pack to monitor, collect, and reduce the size of the Health Service store file.
The Management Pack contains:
Details of the workflows
Screen shots from the Management Pack
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