how to monitor a custom WMI provider which exposes several non-digital fields by scom 2007
The WMI provides several non-digital fields that I want to collect at short intervals by SCOM and retrieve by SCOM sdk later. First I tried to use performace collection in authoring console to collect the information from the WMI provider. But I found I get nothing when I set the wmi field to "Value" of performace rule. Then I found the data type of " performance value" in SCOM DB is float. So it is unsupported for sure. Then i change the WMI provider to a WMI Event. I can use SCOM to collect the events and retrieve the data from events. But I don't know whether it is a good method. So what i'd like to ask is is there any other way to collect the non-digital data provided by a WMI using SCOM Thanks a lot.
April 12th, 2010 3:19pm

What is your definition of non-digital? Do you mean "string"?Microsoft Corporation
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April 12th, 2010 8:20pm

Yes , it is "string", may includes English letters and other language characters.
April 13th, 2010 5:26am

Hi, I will mark this thread as answered due to no activity for a long time. Feel free to re-open it if needed. ThanksAnders Bengtsson | Microsoft PFE | blog at
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December 22nd, 2010 6:46am

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