Set up Azure Service Principal

  Azure Service principal is like a Mech ID that does work for you behind the scenes Stack Overflow states it plainly An Azure service principal is a security identity used by user-created apps, services, and automation tools to access specific Azure resources. Reference Docs site defines it as a Security identity object We will…

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Service Map for SCOM

  Ever compare your work to an amusement park? Every business application compares to a ride, roller coaster, or even a kiddie ride. Anyone ever ask you directions to that ride, or more technical based questions like ‘what’ communication makes up that business application?     In comes Service Map to save the day!     Last year…

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Service Map – Setting up SCOM management group

  It’s time to get my SCOM MG running Service Map Nothing like seeing what an application actually does, mapping ports a server is using, and who the server talks to! From the docs site – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring/monitoring-service-map-scom   Download Management Pack Let’s start with the pack download Download Management Pack     Install Management pack…

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Install Azure Log Analytics Service Map Dependency Agent

    To make all this work, sometimes, it seems like a slot machine, deposit your quarter, and hope you hit the jackpot!     So to get started, you probably have a list of computers where you have the MMA agent, and want to install Service Map to see how and who the computers…

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Installing and configuring the MMA agent

  Maybe the MMA agent is like Venom? Proof I’ve watched too many a Marvel movie…   An existential moment perhaps, but the MMA agent can be a bunch of strings stuck from one place to another, monitoring whatever its told to do.       If you are running SCOM2016 or above, the MMA…

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Azure Log Analytics Service Map Planning and Pre-reqs

My grandfather said two things: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of manure Death and taxes are part of life   Planning out a deployment is a good thing. My best friend would say “No one plans to fail, they just fail to plan”     This will be a multi-part blog – breaking out…

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Possible SQL issues affecting SCOM performance

  Good reasons for a Risk Assessment   SQL RAS runs 800+ queries to check on target SQL servers Check Best Practice Recommendations (BPR)   May be good opportunity to audit the SQL build for BPR!       Ran across some good examples where SQL settings brought SCOM to a standstill One was Cardinality…

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