Using Unix MP’s for Shell commands and scripts

Ready to move out of the UI ?     Thanks to Saurav Babu, and Tim Helton’s help, I was able to push my MP authoring limits further.     The good thing with the Shell command template in SCOM is that your script is encoded.   Bad news If functionality doesn’t exist in the UI, you…


Using SharePoint On Premise Diagnostic tool

  Futuristic, perhaps, but a powered screwdriver for space, almost looks like Han Solo’s pistol (sans scope)     From previous intro, we start using the tool to diagnose SharePoint problems.   Let’s install, and get to using it!   Once this is released, I expect this to be posted to a GitHub repository. For now,…


SharePoint Management framework Private Preview

  Do you have an Enterprise SharePoint farms that you manage health and performance via custom scripts? Have you used SETH to manage SharePoint 2010 problems with the farm(s)?   Would you want a scalable tool you can add your own scripts and enable/check, and then alert on what you want?     Background SharePoint Engineer…


Updated Skype for Business 2015 Addendum pack

  Continuing work with Nick Wood on the Skype pack for additional operational features.   Previously Blogged about this July 2018, and continue to make improvements The TechNet gallery bundle is updated with new functionality.     Skype KHI addendum Pack gathers the Skype KHI performance counters Packets * Discards performance rules where greater than 100…


Install SCVMM management packs from VMM Server

Time for some automation   Ever have to upgrade SCVMM packs every time a new Update Release (UR) comes out?   Copy the files off from the VMM server to your SCOM MS, install. How long does that take?     Try this script out – assuming you have a login on the VMM Server…


Troubleshooting Service Map pack

      Updated 14 Mar 2019   If you get these exceptions like me, the issue has been raised, with a deliverable targeted for SCOM2019UR1. Disable the rule to reduce noise.     Are you using Service Map Management pack, and getting errors?   This alert is based on the 46651/46652 event ID in…


Time zone issues when copying SCOM alerts

Background When trying to copy-paste (ctrl+c, ctrl+v) alerts from the SCOM console to an Excel worksheet or just a text file, we noticed that the Created field values where different from the ones displayed in the console. There was a two-hour difference. As it turns out, the server was configured in a GMT+2 time zone,…


A New Tool for your Toolbox: SCOM Dashboard Report Template in PowerBI

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Service Map – Setting up SCOM management group

  It’s time to get my SCOM MG running Service Map Nothing like seeing what an application actually does, mapping ports a server is using, and who the server talks to! From the docs site – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring/monitoring-service-map-scom   Download Management Pack Let’s start with the pack download Download Management Pack     Install Management pack…


A Platforms Admin Guide to Setting up Event Rules/Monitors in SCOM

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