A large amount of performance data is created by using a managed data source module in System Center Operations Manager 2007.
Lots of workflows process this data.
In this scenario, the Monitoringhost.exe process may not work efficiently, and it may consume all the CPU resources. The issue slows the overall number of performance counters that can be collected.
This fix is contained within the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 update. To see a list of issues are fixed and how to obtain the cumulative rollup, refer to this article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
971541 Description of System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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You must have System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 installed to apply this hotfix. This hotfix must be applied to each computer that meets the following criteria:
Hosts a Microsoft Operations Manager 2007 Root Management Server
Hosts a Microsoft Operations Manager 2007 Management Server
Hosts a Microsoft Operations Manager 2007 Gateway Server
Hosts a Microsoft Operations Manager 2007 Manually Installed Agent
You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1, x86-based version
System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack, x64-based version
To extract the management pack files that are contained in this hotfix, follow these steps:
Copy the SystemCenterOperationsManager2007-SP1-KB954903-X86-X64-ENU.MSI file to a local folder or to an available network shared folder.
Run the SystemCenterOperationsManager2007-SP1-KB954903-X86-X64-ENU.msi file locally on each applicable computer that meets the predefined criteria. You can run the SystemCenterOperationsManager2007-SP1-KB954903-X86-X64-ENU.msi file from Windows Explorer or at a command prompt.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first resolved in System Cetner Operations Manager 2007 R2.
For a list of issues that are fixed in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, refer to the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge base:
971410 List of issues that are fixed in System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
Operations Manager 2007 has various server roles. These server roles include root management server, management server, gateway server, and agent. These roles all contain a process that is known as MonitoringHost.exe. The MonitoringHost.exe process is what each server role uses to perform monitoring activities, such as executing a monitor or running a task. For example, when an agent subscribes to the event log to read events, it is the MonitoringHost.exe process that runs those activities. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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