What ID’s is SCOM using

Ever need to audit what ID’s SCOM is using? Maybe you have to figure out how someone else setup SCOM. Did they set up SCOM as recommended for best practices with different AD accounts per role?   If the ID’s are not logged during install, it’s a little more difficult to figure out what ID…


Azure UNIX server SCOM agent setup errors with OEL v7.x

  Ran into some customers with UNIX agent problems, including Azure Oracle Enterprise Linux servers with SCOM agents.           Basically this error means Fully-qualified domain name cannot be determined from the UNIX or Linux host itself The FQDN known to the UNIX/Linux host does not match the FQDN used by the management…


Skype for Business 2015 (premise) Addendum MP

Ever try to figure out a Skype alert, for which server in the pool(s) is failing?   While maybe not the clearest to find root cause, the Skype pack brings a bunch of functionality, including synthetic transactions.   I was lucky enough to collaborate with Nick Wood, Skype PFE, to help provide more detail, troubleshooting, impact…


Active Directory 2012-2016 Addendum packs updated

Man time flies!   Thought I’d share some new functionality for AD DS (Active Directory Domain Services)   Ran across some customer errors with AD Event ID 1084, which exists in the old 8321 pack, but not in the v10.x pack. Well, if you get these errors, your DC isn’t replicating, and most likely will need…


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+ -…


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…


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…


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….


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…


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 +…