Kåre Rude Andersen's Blog

"OpsMgr or SCOM - Both correct"




23rd Jun 2014

Have you ABBA as a Topology view in SCOM?

Or how to remove a picture used as background in SCOM Have you tried the new widgets in SCOM 2012 R2 UR2 – they are really great – it really delivers good possibilities of visualizing your IT Services and presenting information to the right people in your organization. One small thing – if you have […]

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19th May 2014

Execute permission error in SCOM when running Localsystem

I have seen this error a couple of times at different customers. Please always remember to implement a Service Account for both your Data and Config Services. If you are having more than one Management Server and are still running Localsystem, your Report service could give you errors whenever you try to choose a Group […]

Category: Operations Manager 2012 R2, SCOM R2 Installation  |  Comment

15th May 2014

SCOM 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014

**** This is not supported by Microsoft and should only be done in a Test Environment **** *** Not even in the staging environment – Please *** Some customers have asked me about the gain for using SQL 2014 in the SCOM environment – And I did some fast tests – In my test envronment […]

Category: Operations Manager 2012 R2, SCOM R2 Installation, SQL and System Center  |  Comment

30th Apr 2014

Presenting your IT Services to the right Audience

I am doing a 3 hours session in Stockholm about Presenting/Visualizing IT Services to the organization or your Customers. Sign up and participate – @Labcenter will give a beer while I give you enough knowledge to make great dashboards… We will touch stuff like: Widgets, Powershell, the SDK, Reports, Visio, SLA, SLO. Sign up: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/after-lab-with-kare-visualizing-presenting-your-stuff-tickets-11462810575 […]

Category: Operations Manager 2012 R2  |  Comment

19th Apr 2014

Find OpenSSL files with SCOM (Heartbleed)

OpenSSL for Windows are two DLL files which could be installed on some of your windows servers. The two files are: libssl32.dll or libssl64.dll and I am not saying these should be removed – but perhaps updated.   Powershell Script You could find the two files either by a powershell script like this one: – […]

Category: Powershell, SCOM, SCOM R2 Installation, VBScript  |  2 Comments

28th Jan 2014

Upgrading to SCOM 2012 R2

Over the past months I have collected a number of “pitfalls” when upgrading to R2 – please be sure to have a backup before you start and check the following before you begin upgrading to SCOM 2012 R2 Installation Account must be a member of the local administrators group on: a. SQL Server (both in […]

Category: Operations Manager 2012 R2, SCOM  |  1 Comment

18th Jan 2014

Nordic Infrastructure Conference 2014

Conference done = everybody’s happy about hopefully new and good knowledge – I did two sessions – One called Be a Hero another one called Create a ScomBot in Azure – Unfortunately they didnt record them – But I have attached both Slideshows to this blog. Agenda for Be a Hero: Introduction to Services Ready […]

Category: Cloud Services, Operations Manager 2012 R2  |  1 Comment

30th Dec 2013

Visualization – Put SLA on a Group

A group in SCOM contains anything: Servers, websites, databases and/or network devices. Normally you are using the group to do views, overrides, disables or as base for notification. But a nice feature is to visualize this Group objects in a way where you are able to do a Rollup of all the objects in the […]

Category: Operations Manager 2012  |  Comment

11th Dec 2013

See overrides for a period

Ever wondered the best way to see which overrides created in your Management Group the last 7 days? This solution is pretty easy: 1. Click My Workspace 2. RightClick and click New.Overrides Summary View 3. Add conditions and give it a name 4. Here you go – Overrides for the last week:   Have a […]

Category: Operations Manager 2012 R2  |  2 Comments

25th Oct 2013

Autogrowth Setting in SCOM 2012 R2 are pretty static

After running System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 for a week, I began getting these errors: Ops DB Free Space Low – And amazingly the default setting on the Operations Manager database are Autogrowth = None, which will work in a production environment for about 17 minuttes. So remember to change this when you do […]

Category: Operations Manager 2012 R2, SCOM R2 Installation  |  2 Comments