Performance data "missing" in the OpsMgr warehouse and Health Service Modules event 31553

We had an odd issue happen, which resulted in many relatively new servers not having their performance data in OpsMgr data warehouse.  Alongside this symptom, we kept seeing the following errors raised in the Operations Manager event log on our management servers: Log Name:      Operations Manager Source:        Health Service Modules Date:          8/8/2014 9:19:12 AM Event…

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how to analyze a workflow when the OpsMgr workflow Analyzer doesn’t work

For those of you that have done custom MP development, you know how mind boggling some of the errors can be and how difficult it is to get useful debug information on those failures.  There was a resource kit tool that was released a while back which helped with this but that tool has not…

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Using PowerView for OpsMgr data

A number of months ago, I was introduced to Mark Drewfs who is a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) here within Microsoft.  We worked together for a number of weeks on some queries for OpsMgr data and then he used his PowerView skills to put together some really great views of the data.  The result of…

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OpsMgr 2012 PowerShell: Management and Gateway Servers

Quick Reference In the previous post I talked about how to get connected to management groups.  In this post I’m going to talk about working with management servers and gateway servers.  I will also introduce you to a script that I wrote, which gives a hierarchical view of state, much like the health explorer in…

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OpsMgr 2012 PowerShell: Getting Connected

Quick Reference In the previous post, I introduced the OpsMgr 2012 PowerShell module and discussed a few of the ways that I used to get oriented to it.  Now that we’re oriented, the first thing I want to explore is how connections work. Both the previous and the current PowerShell implementations for OpsMgr support remotely…

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OpsMgr 2012 PowerShell: Getting Oriented

Quick Reference As some of you may already know the PowerShell support in OpsMgr 2012 changed significantly from OpsMgr 2007 R2. For starters, the cmdlets are no longer an optional part of the UI install.  It used to be you could select whether or not to install the PowerShell interface, when you installed the operations console,…

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OpsMgr 2012 PowerShell: Quick Reference

OpsMgr 2012 PowerShell: Quick Reference I will use this post to summarize all commands, one-liners and short scripts that I identify overtime for PowerShell against OpsMgr 2012 Getting Oriented Import-module OperationsManager Adds the module into your session so that you can run the OpsMgr cmdlets.  Not required in PowerShell v3 Get-Help OpsMgr Shows the about…

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I want YOU to vote… On my Azure suggestions for System Center

So, in a continuation of the Azure Monitoring stuff I’ve been working on lately, I see and heard of a lot of places where System Center could be doing a lot of cool stuff to make life better for our application teams that are moving to Azure.  As a result I’ve submitted a bunch of…

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Monitoring Azure applications – Part 4

The “Monitoring Azure applications” series: Part 1: Enabling instrumentation and monitoring in your Azure app(s) Part 2: Setting up the handshake Part 3: Discovering your application Part 4: When things don’t work Up until now we’ve worked through getting your Azure application setup for monitoring and we’ve gone through the process of getting it discovered. …

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