Verifying Custom MP overrides are valid when updating sealed MP’s

I will raise my hand when asked if I prefer Notepad++ for looking at XML (because I can shrink the sections I’m not concerned about).   Using Notepad++ (works best for color and concatenation of XML or quotes in case of syntax errors when editing)   Open Overrides management pack (XML) Click on the (-) for…

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Troubleshoot Office 365 SCOM MP Run As account

Run As Account The Office 365 Run As account is used for Proxy access for an HTTPS connection from SCOM MS to Office 365 portal endpoint. Must be a domain account, not an Azure account (particularly if they ‘re not the same tenant or AAD associated Service Accounts are recommended to prevent impact should an…

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Create a new subscription in SCOM to use the auto credentials option

NOTE New subscription may take 5-10 minutes to populate health data From SCOM console Click on Administration Click on the Office 365 wizard Click Add Subscription   Add Subscription Name Click Next SCOM UI will prompt for Azure login Enter ID and password Click Sign in to authenticate   Click on Monitoring Tab Click on…

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Verify SCOM ID used in O365 Subscription in Azure Portal

Verify SCOM ID used in O365 Subscription in Azure Portal In Azure Portal Verify the Application exists ( Azure tenant shows as SCOM O365MP ) NOTE In the right hand pane the Office 365 Management API’s has Application Permissions, and cannot be selected Click Back to the Settings window Click on Owners NOTE NO owners show in this…

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Office 365 subscription not monitored in SCOM

Yes this can leave you stumped, and wondering “why?”   This can be many parts, so choose carefully Verify SCOM ID used in O365 Subscription in Azure Portal Create a new subscription in SCOM to use the auto credentials option Troubleshoot Office 365 SCOM MP Run As account Verify O365 Subscription state in SCOM Console…

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Uncommon Custom MP Fragments

Building on Kevin Holman’s MP Fragment Library are additional Uncommon Custom MP Fragments   This is the SCOM Management Pack Fragment Library which includes VSAE Fragments you can use to make SCOM management packs quickly and easily. V1.0 has two Event Monitors with two state, two or three criteria monitors   Assumptions Visual Studio, and the…

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How to size your SCOM environment

Additional items to consider sizing a SCOM environment # of Unix Servers Network monitoring Application Performance Monitoring (APM) URL monitoring (transactional and availability) DB Data retention requirements   Resources The SCOM Sizing calculator XLS on TechNet to determine capacity and storage needs (2012 and 2016) http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/A/6/CA60425C-950B-456E-986C-C5F2FCD5668D/System%20Center%202012%20Operations%20Manager%20Sizing%20Helper%20Tool%20v1.xls   2016 Quick Start guide https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2016/10/22/opsmgr-2016-quickstart-deployment-guide/ How To upgrade…

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Why not to use Local System for your core SCOM accounts

Stay with me here, this is for the SCOM management group installation   So first, let’s research and figure out what the experts are doing, and what the install guides exist. Researching expert published documentation helps us understand the options, and we can dive into some of the reasons why.   SCOM Security (KH blog )     SQLRights…

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Associating MPX files to Notepad++ for MP Fragment Authoring

Sometimes it’s shocking when you make a simple change that helps you do something easier. For the UNIX guys in the house, using VIM,GVIM, VIMRC, all helped back in the day to make sure you closed your loops, true tests, etc. If you use Notepad++ like I do, let alone if you’re creating MP fragments,…

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Channel9 MSDN site

Need an Easy button to keep your knowledge fresh? The answer is the Channel 9 website https://channel9.msdn.com/ Subscribe to shows that interest you @ https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows   Corey’s channel caught my interest for Azure Network watcher Network Watcher in Azure https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Tuesdays-With-Corey/Tuesdays-with-Corey-with-cool-new-functionality-of-Azure-Network-Watcher Good to know IaaS features are included that most organizations      

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