Kåre Rude Andersen's Blog

"OpsMgr or SCOM - Now its OMS"




20th Aug 2015

Great SQL Dashboard in SCOM (does not work for the mob)

I did for sure participate in the very nice but early presentation of the new SQL Dashboards (SQL MP 6.6.0.0) at Ignite 2015. And the Dashboards really looks great, so it’s a pleasure that they also have enabled the possibibility of using the new presentation as a Widget so you yourself are able to build […]

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19th Jun 2015

Specify a Runas Account for a monitor

If you need to individualize a monitor to run with a specific Account in SCOM, you could do it like this Powershell sample. Before importing the Managementpack please download and install the SamplePowershellMonitorWizardMP.zip, this is a really good one which easily take care of implementing Powershell script directly in the console. https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Sample-Management-Pack-17b76379 After this import […]

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19th May 2015

OMS – Bringing SCOM to the next level

Atlanta, Advisor, Operarational Insights, OpsInsights, OMS or Microsoft Operations Management Suite is the story of a product which have undergoing a stuble path to be the product as it is today. During Ignite at Chicago Microsoft released the newest preview of OMS which in the future will be the primarely interface to monitoring your infrastructure […]

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28th Feb 2015

Group Creation Tool for Operations Manager

  Most people have a love hate relationship with Groups in in Operations Manager, you cannot really avoid them but there are some catches when you begin to work with them but let me explain in short. A group is a collection of objects. They can be instances of the same class or of different […]

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12th Feb 2015

NIC 2015 SCOM in the perfect world (Slides)

Thank you all for participating on my sessions about the right way to a implementation with SCOM. Remember that I have a lot of scripts in my slides – so look into them – If you would like the MFI NIC 2015 MP let me know and I will mail it to you. The HW […]

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10th Feb 2015

Grey Agents in SCOM

If you still have those old Windows 2003 and 2008 pre R2 servers around, and you have a SCOM Agent on those, it could be – they are all in a grey state. One reason could be the Advisor/OpsInsights Connector – Currently the Advisor Intelligence MPs are running PS scripts against Windows without PS. Fix: […]

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22nd Dec 2014

Unexpected Shutdown Managementpack

Earlier this year I was talking with a customer about Windows servers which unexpectedly shutdown and how to collect info and be able to see a pattern of the crashes. My very good friend Urban Österberg did a great job in doing a great management pack that save crash info and collect the info if […]

Category: Management Packs, Operating Systems, Operations Manager 2012 R2  |  1 Comment

3rd Dec 2014

Measure Mail/SMTP Round Time from SCOM

Have you ever thought about how to measure the actual SMTP/Mail round time on your Mail installation? And have you tried to configure the Exchange MP for external mail bounce without any luck? Its differcult… The solution we did for a customer was first of all to ensure the customer have Exchange on-prem, next develop […]

Category: Operations Manager 2012 R2, SCOM, Scripting, VBScript  |  1 Comment

8th Oct 2014

SCOM 2012 R2 Crossplatform UI Error

Symptom If you have patched/updated your SCOM 2012 R2 environment and are getting the UI Error below – typically when trying to create new Linux Monitors/Rules or one of the Linux/Unix Syntethic Transactions.     Resolution Upgrade your Linux/Unix management packs. Download the new Linux/Unix MPs from> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29696 Import the following management packs: And of […]

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25th Sep 2014

New Version of Coretech Dashboard

The new version have a great interface for presenting your SLA:     Download from http://coretech.dk/dashboard – If you already have a license you could download and use your license informations. Have a great Teched Kåre

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