Ready to Upgrade to SCOM 2016?

  Weehau – we got the new version of SCOM – and many companies are already thinking about the upgrade, when how and why? – First the last – A couple of new features are available like: Maintenance from the SCOM Agent Scheduled Maintenance Mode Agent for Nano Server New Agent for Linus/UNIX – Faster […]

Category: Operations Manager 2012 R2, Operations Manager 2016, SCOM  |  1 Comment

FTP / SFTP monitor for SCOM

In this post we’ll make a script for a FTP / SFTP monitor that can monitor the FTP/SFTP status, by doing the following operations: -Log in -Upload a file -Download a file -Delete the file Since Powershell doesn’t have any built-in ftp support I was looking for some alternatives, and since I use WinSCP normally […]

Category: Home, Operations Manager 2012 R2, Powershell, SCOM, Scripting  |  5 Comments

December 3rd – SQL Stored Procedure in a SCOM Widget

Download Stored Procedure: Download Web Site:  If you already knows about the Widgets in SCOM you have perhaps thought about how to execute a stored procedure against a SQL server directly from your console. However – I have used the following use-cases a couple of times before and used it for presenting different information. In […]

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The Hidden SCOM Command (Or how to enable Proxy on all future Agents in SCOM)

In the last many years I have read a lot of blogs of how to change default values in the SCOM Management Group, and everytime I see one I put a bow on my finger to remember to create a blog of how to change the default value of eg. the Proxy setting. First of […]

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

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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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 […]

Category: Management Packs, Operations Manager 2012 R2, Powershell, SCOM  |  1 Comment

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

Installing and configuring a SCOM multi-homed agent with SCCM 2012 R2

(In this blogpost only handling x64 versions) I had the challenge to automatic install and configure a SCOM multi-homed agent. I ran in to a couple of issues that I had to deal with – so today I am going to share my experiences regarding this with you. First you need to copy the source […]

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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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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  |  2 Comments