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…