PowerShell Command to Approve SCOM Agents Listed in a Text File

  My customer has a lot of manually installed SCOM Agents that have not yet been approved in the console, and wanted a quick way to approve only the ones that are listed in a text file. The following PowerShell command can take care of this pretty easily (modify the C:\Servers.txt path as needed). Also,…

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Management Pack to Monitor and Reduce Health Service Store Size

A customer of mine monitors some agents that only have 1gb of storage, so disk space must be conserved as much as possible. The Health Service store file (a JET database named HealthServiceStore.edb) on these Agents is around 100mb-200mb, which is pretty normal for a SCOM Agent. I researched this a bit and found that…

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Exchange 2010 Correlation Engine Not Generating Alerts

While helping a customer migrate from SCOM 2007 to SCOM 2012 R2, we noticed a large reduction in Alerts for Exchange 2010.  After investigating further, we noticed that we were not getting any Alerts that come from the Exchange 2010 Correlation Engine. After verifying with my customer that the Exchange 2010 Monitors were generating state…

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Agent Version and Health report

A customer asked me to put together a SCOM data warehouse report that would list Agents from all Management Groups, and some general Agent version and health information. The report I put together is attached.  It’s a pretty simple report that can be used to get a list of agents that are offline, agents with…

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Alerting when performance counters cannot be resolved by SCOM

A customer of mine is seeing some random issues with SCOM not being able to resolve Exchange performance counters and would like to get an alert when this happens so we can troubleshoot right away. When SCOM cannot resolve a performance counter, it will log one of two events: Event ID 10102 (could not resolve…

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Pre-reqs for SCOM 2012 Consoles

Whenever I’m installing SCOM 2012, it takes me a little extra time to get the pre-reqs installed for the Operations Console and Web Console, so I’m adding this to my blog for an easy place to find the download links and steps.   Operations Console Before installing the SCOM 2012 Operations Console, you will need…

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Alerting on Deadlocks with the SQL Server Management Pack

Today a customer asked me how to configure SCOM to generate Alerts for SQL Deadlocks.  Looking in the SQL Server Management Pack, I found that we have event log Rules for deadlocks for SQL 2005, 2008, and 2012:       The Rules are targeted at DB Engine and alert on Event ID 1205 in…

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CPU/Memory Monitors – Include Top Processes in Alert Description

Here is a Management Pack that I wrote for a customer a while back.  The requirement was to take the alerting for CPU Utilization and Available Memory from the Windows Server Management Pack and add the top 5 processes consuming CPU/Memory to the Alert Description. The MP that I wrote for this is attached The…

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Several Management Packs Updated, fix for MaxConcurrentAPI Monitor included

We recently released updated versions of several Management Packs, including the Windows Server OS MP. Below are links to the updated MPs and the fixes that I am aware of:   Windows Server Operating System – Version 6.0.7230.0 Bug fixed: Microsoft.Windows.Server.LogicalDiskDiscovery.Module.Type.vbs script does not discover logical disks with large disk size Update to support two…

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Exporting and Importing User Roles and Notifications in SCOM 2007 and SCOM 2012

A customer of mine is migrating from SCOM 2007 to a new SCOM 2012 installation and would like to migrate User Roles and Notifications instead of recreating all of them manually.   Note that both User Roles and Notifications both reference objects that are defined in Management Packs (Groups, Workflows, Views, Tasks, etc.), so you…

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