Quick Note: RunbookService might fail to start after applying System Center Orchestrator 2016 UR4

UPDATE 15.11.2017: KB article is now updated and contains native SQL client as a pre-requisite for UR4! Today I ran into an issue at a customer site while updating a SCORCH 2016 UR1 installation with UR4: CAUTION: After applying the UR4 patch for the management server and the runbook service you need to re-configure the…

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Add-on MP for Windows 2012/2016 AD RID issuance monitoring

Disclaimer: The scenario described in this post and covered by the attached Add-on MPs is most likely only relevant for large enterprise customers. The MPs described in this post are not a Microsoft product and thus not covered by any Microsoft support or warranty! They should be carefully analyzed and tested in your test environment…

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Monitoring temperature sensors in remote locations with Twilio, Azure Automation and Log Analytics – Part 3

This is part three of my little three part series on how to monitor temperature sensors in  remote locations with Twilio, Azure Automation and OMS. It describes my current OMS solution and the costs associated with the solution, in case that you want to build something similar. For the background of this post, please read…

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Monitoring temperature sensors in remote locations with Twilio, Azure Automation and Log Analytics – Part 2

This is part two of my little three part series on how to monitor sensors in remote locations with Twilio, Azure Automation and OMS. It describes the overall solution architecture, some technical challenges I faced, solutions I found and lessons I learned. For the background of this blog series, please read part one. If you…

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Monitoring temperature sensors in remote locations with Twilio, Azure Automation and Log Analytics – Part 1

This blog series is based on a private project and not customer related. But it might show you how easy it is to solve real world problems with Azure services. As a short teaser, this is my current custom OMS solution dashboard that I will explain throughout this blog series: Part 1 describes the initial…

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Issue with the Tune Management Packs view in SCOM 2016

With SCOM 2016 we introduced a very cool and helpful new feature: the data driven Alert Management, provided by the “Tune Management Packs” view. You can find more details about this feature here . Black box and empty lines in Tune Management Packs view Unfortunately, under certain circumstances there is an issue with this view….

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Quick note: Speeding up OpsMgr dashboards based on the SQL visualization library

Summary for the impatient: With SQL MP version 6.6.7.6 we provide an OpsMgr rule “DW data early aggregation” that can be enabled to pre-load data thus speeding up dashboards based on the SQL visualization library. As most of you guys know, we introduced new dashboard capabilities with the SQL visualization library in SQL MP Version…

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SCOM 2016 with Powershell Desired State Configuration Part 3

Hi, the intension of this three-part series is to get a picture of what you have to change on the xSCOM DSC Module to make it aware of SCOM 2016. I will show you what and where you have to change. Please use this as a modular example of how Powershell DSC modules can be…

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SCOM 2016 with Powershell Desired State Configuration Part 2

Hi, the intension of this three-part series is to get a picture of what you have to change on the xSCOM DSC Module to make it aware of SCOM 2016. I will show you what and where you have to change. Please use this as a modular example of how Powershell DSC modules can be…

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