OLE DB Data Source Monitor error: ORA-00900 invalid SQL statement

  There are no free management packs for monitoring Oracle databases in SCOM 2012. However, a free solution is to use the OLE DB Data Source monitor and install Oracle client on the watcher node. There are several blogs about how to set this up, so I’m not going to write about that.   What […]

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Visual Studio Web Test – without Visual Studio Ultimate

Using the Web Application Transaction Monitor is absolutely one of my favorites in SCOM. Adding GSM to this is nothing but brilliant. I know a lot of companies that wants to monitor their websites from outside the organization, and GSM does the job. But… It is not possible to create a Web App. Transaction monitor […]

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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 […]

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SCOM 2012 Web Console prompts for credentials – new

  When accessing the web console from the server hosting the web site there is no problem, but when accessing it from another server, you get the following message:     This issue is pretty common and I have already blogged about it here: http://blog.coretech.dk/msk/scom-2012-web-console-prompts-for-username-and-password/. As written in the blog post, this is due to […]

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Upgrade to SCOM 2012 R2: Unable to proceed

  The upgrade time has truly come!   During an upgrade at a costumer site I got the following error when trying to upgrade the secondary management server:   Unable to Proceed Setup could not detect the current Data Warehouse Scenario. Please ensure that the SQL Server service for the Data Warehouse is running, and […]

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SCO/SCOM 2012: Get Alerts / Monitor Alerts – How to Filter on empty/null property

When using orchestrator, a lot of activities contain a filter Get Alert / Monitor Alert is some of them. The following workaround is tested for the above 2 activities, but i think it does apply to other filter activities too. (have not had the time to test yet, comments are welcomed!).   I ran into […]

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How to edit default Resolution States

  Resolution States is an area in SCOM that is highly underestimated in my eyes. These can really be used to a lot – scoping, viewing, alerting, subscriptions etc. I do see a lot using it, and those who do have seen the light in this magnificent “tool”.   However, with SCOM 2012 Microsoft has […]

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Exchange 2010 MP – be aware of events!

  I admit it, the Exchange 2010 has been fairly improved comparing to its younger sibling, the Exchange 2003 mp. We still have a load of Rules and Monitors, it’s still noisy and we still have to run all the Test-Something.ps1 scripts. There i one thing that one should be aware of though. The mp […]

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Which management pack contains my group or Distributed Application?

  Which management pack contains my group or Distributed Application? A couple of days ago I got a question, which I thought could be the 1$ question on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, but I was actually a bit wrong.   While you can always see directly in the UI in which management pack […]

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SNMP trap/probe – with or without the dot in the OID?

  I was setting up some UPS monitoring at a costumer, and i got into a “discusison” with a collegaue about the first dot in a OID. We were discussing whether or not you need the dot before the first number when creating monitors/rules in SCOM 2012. We went ahead and created two simple monitors […]

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