OpsMgr 1801 All in One – Quick Start Deployment Guide

Maybe you want to play with the new SCOM version like me?   Following Kevin Holman’s Quick Start Deployment Guide for SCOM 2016, build out an All in One   High Level Deployment Process: 1.  In AD,  note the ID’s and groups used for Operations Manager for the technical preview 2.  Install Windows Server 2016 to all…

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SCOM 1801 dashboards (previously 1711)

Here dashboard dashboard <dong> Come out, come out wherever you are!     Looking at SCOM dashboards in the new Technical Preview had me wondering. I was totally excited after Ignite for System Center v.Next…           Start at 16:34 in video – BRK1023 https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos/54778     Found the documents before I found the actual widgets HTML5 overview https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/manage-overview-html5-webconsole?view=sc-om-1801…

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SCOM 1711 – Technical Preview for upcoming 1801

If you’re not aware, System Center will start doing 6 month releases, and will be YYDD named   Example  SCOM released in Jan 2018 is 1801, then 180x, 190x, etc. Technical previews will also exist prior (currently 1711 – the technical preview for 1801).   Register for Technical Preview Evaluate and download https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-system-center-release Save appropriate…

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MPViewer reloaded

The previous post covered the MPViewer 2012 version here   Jan Van Meirvenne spent the time to update the functionality even further MPViewer “2012 Reloaded (release 1)” http://scug.be/jan/2016/06/06/mp-viewer-2012reloaded/   Use MPViewer reloaded will allow you to Open multiple management pack files (MP and MPB) See Modules to view underlying scripts (always wondering how a monitor got its state…

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Using MP Viewer to unseal or export MP to XLS or HTML

Use MPViewer and open the management pack files (MP and MPB)   Thanks to Daniele Muscetta for converting this so many years ago! MPViewer tool https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dmuscett/2012/02/19/boriss-opsmgr-tools-updated/   Jan Van Meirvenne spent the time to update the functionality even further MPViewer “2012 Reloaded (release 1)” http://scug.be/jan/2016/06/06/mp-viewer-2012reloaded/     Load Management pack In MPViewer, Click on File, Load…

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Setting up OMS Capacity and Performance

Do you know what your HyperV hosts are doing? Not a HyperV fan, there’s a VMWare solution also here   Documentation https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-capacity Capacity dashboard Details   Troubleshooting dashboard Firewall https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-proxy-firewall Windows Agents https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-windows-agents   Verify in Operations Manager if you have any error events Event ID 4506 in this case is the Capacity and Performance…

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Setting up OMS Service Map solution

Ever wonder what happened to BlueStripe? Anyone else have experience using it with SCOM? If you weren’t aware, Microsoft bought Blue Stripe back in 2015 link   Looks like BlueStripe FactFinder is now Service Map in Azure Documentation here   Service Map is very easy to add and get value from right away with OMS…

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Building a subscription

  Let’s talk notifications for a minute. Everyone complains that a tool is noisy for alerts (typically emails). Why not find a way to limit what you receive, and eliminate the noise. Sure there’s alert tuning, but there are a ton of built-in options with Subscriptions in SCOM.   Let’s Start by talking about now…

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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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