Have a lot of SCOM subscriptions?

You logged into SCOM because someone said they didn’t get a notification Looked at subscriptions and it’s blank   Do you know if you backed up your subscriptions?   Hopefully, you read this and back up your management packs Hope you read this blog, and it saved your life!   For those who love the…


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/    


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…


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…


Create a new subscription in SCOM to use the auto credentials option

NOTE New subscription may take 5-10 minutes to populate health data From SCOM console Click on Administration Click on the Office 365 wizard Click Add Subscription   Add Subscription Name Click Next SCOM UI will prompt for Azure login Enter ID and password Click Sign in to authenticate   Click on Monitoring Tab Click on…


Verify SCOM ID used in O365 Subscription in Azure Portal

Verify SCOM ID used in O365 Subscription in Azure Portal In Azure Portal Verify the Application exists ( Azure tenant shows as SCOM O365MP ) NOTE In the right hand pane the Office 365 Management API’s has Application Permissions, and cannot be selected Click Back to the Settings window Click on Owners NOTE NO owners show in this…


Office 365 subscription not monitored in SCOM

Yes this can leave you stumped, and wondering “why?”   This can be many parts, so choose carefully Verify SCOM ID used in O365 Subscription in Azure Portal Create a new subscription in SCOM to use the auto credentials option Troubleshoot Office 365 SCOM MP Run As account Verify O365 Subscription state in SCOM Console…


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…


Supported SQL version for System Center

I’ve also been asked what versions of SQL work with System Center, so here’s references to see what the latest supported SQL version and patch. Here is the System Center SQL matrix 2016 https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center-docs/system-requirements/sql-server-version-compatibility 2012R2 https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn281933.aspx


Sizing SCOM 2012R2 and 2016

Many times, the question comes up for Microsoft sizing guidelines for Operations Manager/SCOM.  The Sizing Calculator XLS is a great resource to use to help answer some of the storage and SQL DB questions as it relates to the various features you enable in your environment. The sizing calculator takes features beyond windows agents to…