Workflow Manager Addendum MP for SQL Aliases

  A SQL Alias is kinda like wearing disguise glasses…   From a security perspective, you can make things difficult for attackers by specifying a SQL alias and different port for SQL.       Symptom – discovery fails for WFM pack   Trying to monitor and figure out what the real database name, instance, etc….

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Test fire any event on any server from any application

  Golden Oldies – always popular (tools vs music)   Old Holman blog that’s still relevant, even more powerful than EventLog Explorer   Basically anyone who wants to test fire events off a SCOM MP should use this tool. Event Create, write-eventlog all have limitations (certain event sources that can be used to create events, or…

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Re-learn an old but still relevant tool – EventLog Explorer

  Sometimes we forget about tools that can make things easier.   Time to talk about EventLog Explorer.   Need to repro and test events for an installed program, to see what SCOM will handle? Read this old mom team blog, courtesy of Kevin Holman blog     I wanted to try it to test fire some…

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Service Map SCOM pack configuration errors

Look for 6400 Event ID’s in the Operations Manager log on the management server if you do not have the correct information   Event ID 6400 in Operations Manager log helps show what’s missing with Azure AD error events   Follow steps outlined in the ‘Set up Azure Service Principal’ blog here     Sample…

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VSAE support for 2017

VSAE support for VS2017 has been released! https://systemcenterom.uservoice.com/forums/293064-general-operations-manager-feedback/suggestions/18560653-updated-vsae-to-support-visual-studio-2017 VSAE download https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30169 MomTeam Blog https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2017/12/01/system-center-visual-studio-authoring-extensionvsae-support-for-visual-studio-2017/

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Clarification on Registry Key discoveries

  Ran across this in my travels, difficulty getting a monitor to work properly To clarify some of the registry MP fragments, make sure you follow the whole path This post is to help with using the Monitor.RegistryValue.Exists.mpx fragment     Example – Verify Registry Key under TestService   This is an excerpt from the MP…

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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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Basic Admin ‘How-to’ Series

This is a series of blog posts to help with SCOM best practices, and things that make SCOM easier to administer.   Associate MPX files in Notepad++ blog Backup management packs via PowerShell blog Get to know your monitor blog Load Test MP with Report blog Load Test MP Fragments blog Maintenance Mode PowerShell blog…

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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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