System Center Orchestrator 1801 Integration Packs

  Orchestra…?   FYI – Additional IP’s released this month for Orchestrator, SMA, and SPF Orchestrator https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56558 Service Management Automation https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56559 Service Provider Foundation https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56557   In case you didn’t know, from Lynne Taggart’s blog , these integration packs (IP) were released in February: System Center 1801+ Integration Pack for HP iLO and OA System Center 1801+ -…

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Dock the Outlook calendar

Tired of clicking to see your Outlook calendar?     I recently lost the ‘Outlook peek’ off my Outlook client, and panicked! Here’s the Office Support link https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Change-how-you-view-your-Outlook-calendar-A4E0DFD2-89A1-4770-9197-A3E786F4CD8F   It’s real easy to fix, but man it eluded me there [ as I over think it 🙂 ]   Right click on the calendar icon (lower…

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OMS Heartbeat failures and creating alerts

  Feel like you have a ton of data, but lack insights?     Would like to thank the Product team to clarify how to do this with Kusto (new OMS Query language)   If you use OMS and need to verify the most recent data collection Heartbeat | summarize max(TimeGenerated) If you want to check…

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SQL MP bloat

Ever wish alerts were like a wad of cash? The more you solve, the more you make!   How about performance counter data?     The SQL management packs are awesome for visualizations, and provide a bunch of data.   Tim McFadden pointed out SQL Performance counters https://www.scom2k7.com/crazy-db-performance-collection-rules-in-the-sql-mps/ His blog brings up SQL MP Disk Latency performance counters….

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2016 SQL SP1 patch issue

False alert?   If you have SQL2016 SP1 monitored in SCOM, you most likely have Compliance monitor warnings   This is actually a problem with SP1 where SQL did not update the registry key.     Two options to remedy: Disable SCOM monitor per instance (or class if SP1 is NOT in your environment) Fix the…

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Importing OMS views

Perusing the TechNet Gallery looking at other’s contributions, I came across some cool new OMS views by Cameron Fuller and Marin Frankovic    What came next kept me puzzled for a few minutes… Where do I go to export/import views in OMS?     How to add views to OMS From OMS, Click the +…

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SCOM 1801 New Features (previously 1711 Technical Preview)

  What does the new SCOM bring?!   HTML5 Web Dashboards! here What’s New https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/what-is-new-1801?view=sc-om-1801 The SCOM Team published a 5 set blog post on Web Console https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post1/   The new SCOM version also gives visibility into Management Packs Updates and Recommendations Operations Manager Products (view SCOM topology) Partner Solutions   For now I’ll focus on…

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Lync 2013 Addendum Management Pack

Continuing the Addendum tradition 🙂 Lync couldn’t be forgotten.   To understand options and methods available on the Server and SCOM, re-read the Active Directory Addendum blog     Lync 2013 Now that we understand the methods available, let’s get to the Addendum.     The Addendum pack has 32 Recovery Tasks for Lync Service…

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Skype for Business 2015 (SfB) Addendum Management Pack

    Continuing the Addendum tradition 🙂 Skype was next on the list.   To understand options and methods available on the Server and SCOM, re-read the Active Directory Addendum blog     Skype for Business 2015 (SfB) Now that we understand the methods available, let’s get to the Addendum. This Skype Addendum MP adds Recovery…

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Active Directory 2012-2016 Addendum Management Pack

A Post-it note is like an addendum, no?     As an Operations engineer, how many times do you get notified for a service restart?   Did you know about Service Recovery actions, or SCOM Recovery Tasks?   Why didn’t the SCOM Recovery tasks get added to many of the common Microsoft Applications?     Hopefully today,…

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