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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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