UR4 for SCOM 2016 – Step by Step

    KB Article for OpsMgr:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4024941/update-rollup-4-for-system-center-2016-operations-manager Download catalog site:  http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4024941 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…


Using SCOM AD integration – but with a CMDB instead of LDAP wizards

    AD integration has been around since SCOM 2007 first shipped.  The concept is simple – the ability to deploy agents as part of a build process to the OS, but with the SCOM agent left un-configured.  Then the SCOM agent checks with Active Directory in its local domain, and received management group and…


How to create a SCOM group from a SQL CMDB Query

    I wrote an example of this a long time ago.  I was never happy with it, as it was VBScript based, hard to troubleshoot, and required lots of editing each time you wanted to reuse it.  It was also error prone, and didn’t work if the SQL query results contained computers that didn’t…


Please take this SCOM survey – make your voice heard!

  The SCOM Product Group is looking for YOUR feedback. Please respond to the survey: https://aka.ms/scomsurvey   System Center is changing.  We are aligning to the Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel update process, which will provide for frequent and continuous releases.  (see announcement​ here.) Because of this – the SCOM product team would love to hear…


SCOM 2016 now supports SQL 2016 SP1

    SQL 2016 Service Pack 1 is now supported for SCOM 2016 deployments. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/plan-sqlserver-design#sql-server-requirements   There is no Update Rollup level requirement for this.  You can deploy SCOM 2016 in new deployments on SQL 2016 SP1, and you may upgrade existing deployments to SQL 2016 SP1.