UR6 for SCOM 2016 – Step by Step

    KB Article for OpsMgr:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4459897/update-rollup-6-for-system-center-2016-operations-manager Download catalog site:  http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4459897 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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Adjusting Alert Storm thresholds on SCOM Agents

  One of the features that has existed since SCOM 2007R2, is the ability to adjust Alert Storm thresholds on an agent by agent basis.  The default is any agent that generates 50 alerts, in a 60 second window – will auto-disable that workflow for 10 minutes to control alert storms. All of this activity…

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Recovering a SCOM management server

  It should be a rare occurrence to completely lose a SCOM Management server.  Normally you would restore from a backup, or recover a VM snapshot in order to quickly recover a lost/damaged/corrupted SCOM MS. However, in the case this does happen, you have options. The biggest challenge in recovering a SCOM Management Server, is…

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Comparing Product Connector Subscriptions to Email Notification Subscriptions

  Many years ago – SCOM was updated to have better granular control over Notification Subscriptions in the UI.  We saw many improvements using controls based on group, class, specific rule or monitor, along with other criteria:   However – the Product Connector subscription wizard was never updated.      This is unfortunate, because both…

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How to determine if your agents are firewalled from specific Management Servers

  Had an interesting request – Customer is migrating agents from a complex environment into new management groups.  Before they did this – they wanted to ensure that agents were not firewalled off from the new management servers.  This can be a monumental task in large environments, especially with unique gateway and firewall deployments.  …

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