How to deal with Scheduled Maintenance Mode and SQL Always On

Hi everyone, Bruno here. Today I will cover a topic that came to my attention several times, without being previously discussed broadly and deeply. The topic: Have you ever asked yourself what happen when you create a Scheduled Maintenance mode entry in your System Center 2016 – Operations Manager and above with its database hosted…

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Making data ingestion through HTTP Data Collector API automatic using Operations Manager.

Hi folks, Here I am again. This time I will be writing my second post around HTTP Data Collector, more in particular on how to make that data ingestion automatic. There are several methods that can be used. Basically, depending on your need and environment you could use: Azure Automation Azure Automation with Hybrid Worker…

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HTTP Data Collector API in a real customer scenario

Hi there, I am back writing a blog post about how I used the HTTP Data Collector API to fulfill a specific customer request. Background: My customer requested to create a computer group in OMS, whose membership was based on an attribute different from the computer name. There was hence the need for a new…

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NativeCountersCollection.ps1 – The story of the long running script

Hi SCOM guys and IT Guys, I want to share something interesting about the Performance Collection done by the Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Management Pack. On one of my customers, we had lots of “Operations Manager failed to start a process” alerts randomly coming from different Exchange Servers. This is a generic alert, indicating that…

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Active Directory Federation Service Management Pack – Addendum

Hello, it’s me again. Following the idea of my other post on Active Directory Management Pack – Addendum for Trust Monitoring, I went ahead with the troubleshooting and resolved an issue with the Active Directory Federation Services 2012 R2 that one of my customers is having. Basically, the issue is that the current MP version,…

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Installing prerequisites for System Center Operations Manager 2016 Web Console

20170919 – Thanks to my colleague’ suggestion, the post and the attached script were changed to remove IIS components which are not necessary to the Web Console installation. Thanks Tyson. Hi all, Maybe this has been already blogged, but in the attempt to make IT guys’ life easier I want to share a small Power…

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Active Directory Management Pack – Addendum for Trust Monitoring

UPDATE: October 2017 the 3rd – Added an example of the trust list format. Hi there, After long time I came back on an issue that some of my customers were facing. They were struggling with the Trust Monitoring scenario included in the Active Directory Management Pack for SCOM. The problem they had, was pretty…

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