Stop Healthservice restarts in SCOM 2016

    This is probably the single biggest issue I find in 100% of customer environments. YOU ARE IMPACTED.  Trust me.   SCOM monitors itself to ensure we aren’t using too much memory, or too many handles for the SCOM processes.  If we detect that the SCOM agent is using an unexpected amount of memory…

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Installing SQL 2016 Always On with Windows Server 2016 Core

  This will be a simple walk through of installing two Windows Server 2016 Core servers, then installing SQL 2016, and setting up SQL Always On replication between them.  This is meant for lab testing and getting familiar with the scenario.  This setup is incredibly simple and straightforward, and fast.  You can have this scenario…

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UR3 for SCOM 2016 – Step by Step

    KB Article for OpsMgr:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4016126/update-rollup-3-for-system-center-2016-operations-manager Download catalog site:  http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4016126 Updated UNIX/Linux Management Packs:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29696 Recommended hotfix page:  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2009/01/27/which-hotfixes-should-i-apply/   NOTE:  I get this question every time we release an update rollup:   ALL SCOM Update Rollups are CUMULATIVE.  This means you do not need to apply them in order, you can always just apply…

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UR13 for SCOM 2012 R2 – Step by Step

KB Article for OpsMgr:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4016125 Download catalog site:  http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4016125 Updated UNIX/Linux Management Packs:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29696     NOTE:  I get this question every time we release an update rollup:   ALL SCOM Update Rollups are CUMULATIVE.  This means you do not need to apply them in order, you can always just apply the latest update.  If you…

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How does CPU monitoring work in the Windows Server 2016 management pack?

    First – let me warn you.  The way SCOM monitors Processor time is *incredibly* complicated.  If you don’t like it – there is *NOTHING* wrong with nuking this from orbit (disable via override) and just create your own very simple consecutive samples (or average) monitor.  That said, while complicated and difficult to understand,…

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Agent Management Pack – Making a SCOM Admin’s life a little easier

  This is a little example MP for some things that are possible with SCOM.  It also serves as a good example MP on how to write classes, discoveries, and most importantly many task examples for command line, VBscript, and PowerShell. I didn’t write all these – a bunch of ideas came from Jimmy Harper,…

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