This blog is dead – long live the blog "GERMANageability"

This will probably my last post in this blog. Do I stop blogging? Quite the contrary! My colleagues and I from the German Premier Field Egineer (PFE) team for Monitoring decided to start a new blog: GERMANanageability! You will find a lot of hopefully useful information related to SCOM, OMS, Azure Insights, PowerShell and SMA…

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PowerShell function testing if a SCOM ETL trace is running

The other day I needed a function which tells me if a SCOM ETL trace is currently running or not. I had some hard time to figure out a simple and reliable way testing this. With some great assistance from my Support colleagues Silvana Deac and Mihai Sarbulescu I finally found a way 🙂 The attached…

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How I do it: SCOM Override handling

Summary for the impatientThis post describes why and how to implement a certain naming convention for the Override description field and provides an automated solution to enforce this syntax, handle temporary Overrides and report on Overrides. Use case Working with Overrides for SCOM workflows is a common task. There is a lot of documentation available…


Quick note: new SQL MP 6.6.2.0 with fixes around dashboards available -> Fix 6.6.3.0 available

IMPORTANT NOTE (13.11.2015): An updated version 6.6.3.0 is now available which fixes the previous issues SQL Server Visualization Library (dashboards) features and changes in v6.6.3.0 Implemented batching to all data aggregation mechanisms to ensure low temp database space and log space usage. Please see Notes section below for further details. Implemented a control bit to divide…


How I do it: SCOM alert handling/management

This week I had a discussion with some colleagues about SCOM alert handling/management. When do I close an alert? How do I do that? What about the monitors causing the alert?  How can we automate this stuff? What about roll-up monitors? A lot of questions and I never took the time to think about that…


Reporting RunAsAccount usage information in a SCOM 2012 (R2) Management Group

A few days ago I was asked if I had a script to list all RunAsAccounts in a SCOM Management Group and their associated RunAsProfile (“Which profile uses which account?” or "Which account is used in which profile?"). I had none, but in my youthful carelessness I thought, that couldn’t be rocket science… Ok, it…

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New SCOM dashboard gems available with SQL MP 6.6.0.0

This is just a short post to point everybody to the new SQL MP 6.6.0.0 released last week. This MP comes with completely new and revamped dashboards: Overview (Datacenter) Dashboard You can create overview dashboards for SCOM groups and include State and Alert data for the group as well as aggregated performance and monitoring data:…

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How are GUIDs in SCOM and SCSM calculated?

Quite some time ago I discussed with Raphael Burri how GUIDs for SCOM elements are getting calculated. To be honest even with Raphael's great explanation I did not fully understand this topic. Today I read a post from Anton Gritsenko by accident, talking about GUIDs in SCSM and I thought this is the right time…