Creating your own MP store – Part 3: Automating most of that stuff

This is part three of my little “MP store” series. Please read Part 1 and Part 2 to understand my thoughts behind the following scripts. Now it is time to automate at least most of this MP store stuff. Creating a MP store folder structure Ok, this is lame, but as I am lazy I…

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Creating your own MP store – Part 2: Getting the latest Management Packs

This is part two of my little “MP store” series. Part 1 can be found here. In this post I will talk about: How do I get the most current MP versions? How can I tell if my Management Group has the most current MP versions installed? But before we start let’s have a brief…

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Creating your own MP store – Part 1: Fundamental thoughts

Foreword: Recently there have been several blog posts on the topic of creating a personal Management catalog (or store) by Tao Yang, Cameron Fuller and others. I really like their ideas and their creativity. So why do I write about a similar topic? Because I think that these posts do not cover the whole picture and…

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An approach of collecting and analyzing SCOM 2012 SDK connections

Knowing WHO logged on to SCOM WHEN, from WHERE and HOW LONG this session lasted can be very helpful information for SCOM Admins. As we have a recommended limit of simultaneous open Operations consoles of 50 (details see here) it is also very useful to know the total amount of connected users in your environment…


The importance of the Event ID 15003

Sometimes events, which seems to be unimportant can be really important: The OpsMgr Event ID 15003 is such an event. What does Event ID 15003 tell us? The informational Event 15003 is OpsMgrs way to tell us, that the amount of Management Servers in a resource pool has changed and that the load of running common…

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Analyzing SCOM 2012 Alert logging latency

Periodically having multiple Alerts in the SCOM database with latency above 1 minute is usually a sign of a serious performance problems with either the core SCOM infrastructure (database, Management server etc.) or with specific agents. This post focuses on finding the agents causing the delayed alerts by executing these steps: Step 1: Checking, if…

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