Logical Disks Dynamic Group

So what do you do when a team comes to you and asks for different values for logical disk alerts?   Work smarter vs. harder!   Harder Use Explicit groups As an Admin, someone should not have to update groups every time a server or app changes in the environment.   Smarter Use Dynamic groups One…

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OMS/Advisor Event ID 55002

  This article is written for the Gateway CommunicationSecurityException event At first I thought maybe this was TLS1.2 enabling, but backed off the change, the events kept pouring in every 5 minutes. Tried to reconfigure the OMS/Advisor environment, and voila! Error resolved   Let’s go through the steps to re-configure the Operations Management Suite (OMS)…

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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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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 Update 30 Nov 2018 NOTE this content is no longer available – posted Volkun’s custom extension pack on TechNet Gallery here     This will help provide additional visibility to…

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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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PowerShell Rule and Monitor Template packs MP including fragments

  Hit the easy button!   For all those diehard SCOM Console MP authoring folks, don’t forget about Wei Lim’s blogs to help add PowerShell script functionality into rules and monitors.   PowerShell Rules Blog https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wei_out_there_with_system_center/2015/09/28/opsmgr-new-sample-powershell-collection-rule-wizards-in-the-ops-console/ PowerShell Monitor blog https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wei_out_there_with_system_center/2015/07/09/opsmgr-new-sample-wizard-to-create-powershell-monitors-in-the-ops-console/ Performance Data blog https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wei_out_there_with_system_center/2015/10/03/opsmgr-collecting-performance-data-using-a-powershell-script-collection-rule-created-from-a-wizard/ Download Rule https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Sample-Management-Pack-e48040f7 Download Monitor https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Sample-Management-Pack-17b76379   If authoring with Visual…

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SQL Engineering Blog

Ever wonder when a SQL MP is published? Wonder no longer, look for the SQL Engineering Blog! https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/    

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Verifying Custom MP overrides are valid when updating sealed MP’s

I will raise my hand when asked if I prefer Notepad++ for looking at XML (because I can shrink the sections I’m not concerned about).   Using Notepad++ (works best for color and concatenation of XML or quotes in case of syntax errors when editing)   Open Overrides management pack (XML) Click on the (-) for…

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Troubleshoot Office 365 SCOM MP Run As account

Run As Account The Office 365 Run As account is used for Proxy access for an HTTPS connection from SCOM MS to Office 365 portal endpoint. Must be a domain account, not an Azure account (particularly if they ‘re not the same tenant or AAD associated Service Accounts are recommended to prevent impact should an…

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