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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