Use DWdataRP utility on SCOM2016

Extra, Extra, read all about it! The DWdataRP utility works on SCOM2016     This tool has been around since SCOM 2007, and blogged about by Kevin Holman and the SCOM Engineering Team DW Retention https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2010/01/05/understanding-and-modifying-data-warehouse-retention-and-grooming/ DWDataRP https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2008/05/13/data-warehouse-data-retention-policy-dwdatarp-exe/     Download the link at the second link, and save to your machine (x86 or x64)  …

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Update MP's for SCOM with VMM2012 R2

The fun starts here.   VMM is like more 3rd party management packs that require an app update, then push updates to SCOM.   The initial VMM MS configuration will upload the VMM UR packs to SCOM, but what do you do the next time you update VMM how do you upgrade SCOM to the latest…

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Exchange Message Queue Monitoring

Q ? Hopefully something else popped into your mind, not Star Trek – The Next Generation     How about monitoring a message queue?     This will help you monitor specifically Exchange 2013-2016 queue changes (state or message count beyond a value)   Just specify the queue and encapsulate into a monitor OR… download the MP Fragment here ############################################################…

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Exchange 2013 monitoring Addendum

This is a good source for additional Exchange Server 2013+ monitoring, brought to my attention from Exchange PFE Dave Groll!   See Volkan Coskun’s blog post here This will help provide additional visibility to individual objects like Mailbox Databases or Transport Queues that are otherwise hidden in the health sets. NOTE my Lab environment is Exchange…

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PowerShell Monitor Fragment with Run As

Stop!   Ever need to run a PowerShell command (or script) as a specific ID? Maybe you need to know when the command fails to catch degraded application health?   Let’s work into the scenario with a MP Fragment   Download the latest fragments here

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Load Test MP fragment

Shout to Tyson Paul for his initial MP with 2016, catch his blog here!   This should help speed up building the MP if you have Visual Studio 2013 or 2015 with Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (VSAE).  Read Kevin Holman’s blog if this is new   Download the latest fragments here   Quicker method To…

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Load Test MP with Report

Read below if you want a specific MP for load testing   I don’t know about you, but I’ve come across the situation where you need to compare performance.   This MP should help validate performance, whether to validate physical versus virtual, or a new Server Farm, storage performance between environments, etc.   Shout to…

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Have a lot of SCOM subscriptions?

You logged into SCOM because someone said they didn’t get a notification Looked at subscriptions and it’s blank   Do you know if you backed up your subscriptions?   Hopefully, you read this and back up your management packs Hope you read this blog, and it saved your life!   For those who love the…

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Subscription set up guide

Thought it funny when asking a child ‘what is a subscription?’ and the response isn’t that for movies, videos, streaming and such!? My first thought was a magazine or newspaper.   …Anyways!   Somewhere in the middle of a Service and product, you need to know vital information     To set up a new subscription for the…

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Get to know your monitor

Ever need to disable a specific monitor? I know I get tired of clicking through the console, maybe you do too? Do you know the Monitor name and class? If yes, then you can enable/disable monitors from PowerShell   So let’s get started. From your management server, you can run SCOM commands as your ID…

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