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11th Jun 2015

Bluestripe acquired by Microsoft

It was with great excitement that I read that Microsoft has acquired Bluestripe . I have been working with their product Factfinder for a while now and is impressed with it’s features. The acquisition means even better integration and features for a solution that is already great and right now provide immense value to any […]

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

9th Dec 2014

How to populate object properties with data from a database using PowerShell

  You probably know how you can use a registry discovery to populate properties on windows computer instances, but what if you already have the data in SQL database/CMDB and want to avoid having to first write the data to the registry and then use a discovery to get the data into SCOM? Or what […]

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18th Sep 2014

Monitoring Exchange 2013

With Exchange 2013 a new way of monitoring workloads appeared, at least in the windows world. Managed Availability is the name and my guess is, that we will see more of this type of monitoring going forward. As a SCOM administrator you have limited possibilities of creating overrides for Exchange 2013 monitoring. This must be […]

Category: Exchange, Home, Management Packs, Operations Manager 2012, Operations Manager 2012 R2, SCOM, SCOM  |  2 Comments

26th Jun 2014

Seeing Event ID’s 10801 and 33333 on your management servers?

If you see event ID 108101 and 33333 in pairs on your management servers, then you might have relationship discoveries that are failing due to missing target instances. Today I was troubleshooting this issue at a customer. The content of the event ID 33333. The thing to notice is “The specified relationship doesn’t have a […]

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6th Jun 2014

SCOM 2012 R2 APM and Visual Studio TFS 2013 Integration

If you are interested to see how Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and the TFS integration looks in SCOM 2012 R2, then check this short video out. In the video, I demo how three .Net applications are monitored using APM and how alerts from each of them are synchronized to TFS as work items, either to […]

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8th May 2014

Where is the alert history?

This error has been there before in OpsMgr 2007 and also resolved, however it has been re-introduced in SCOM 2012 and is still an issue in SCOM R2 UR2. If you have active alerts without any alert history or only a recent entry, then it is due to this bug. Until a fix comes out […]

Category: Alerts, Home, Operations Manager 2012, Operations Manager 2012 R2, SCOM  |  Comment