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,…


XML for Product or Company Knowledge

Digging in the archives…     From a discussion with some PFE’s – the question was ‘how do I create knowledge for a monitor/rule?’ Tyson Paul pointed out the system Center Wiki  ‘Knowledge Article authoring’     When you create a knowledge article in an MP (let’s not even go into the console GUI! ) If the Knowledge…

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Alerts in SCOM from Azure Application Insights with Azure Management Pack

To bring Alerts/Performance data from Azure to SCOM, Azure Management pack can be used. Azure Management Pack guide talks in detail about the Azure Management Pack capabilities. Please refer that more details. This blog will talk about how we can see the Alerts for Application Insights Availability Tests in SCOM console. Let’s start.   Install…

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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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