Updated Skype for Business 2015 Addendum pack

  Continuing work with Nick Wood on the Skype pack for additional operational features.   Previously Blogged about this July 2018, and continue to make improvements The TechNet gallery bundle is updated with new functionality.     Skype KHI addendum Pack gathers the Skype KHI performance counters Packets * Discards performance rules where greater than 100…

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Install SCVMM management packs from VMM Server

Time for some automation   Ever have to upgrade SCVMM packs every time a new Update Release (UR) comes out?   Copy the files off from the VMM server to your SCOM MS, install. How long does that take?     Try this script out – assuming you have a login on the VMM Server…

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Troubleshooting Service Map pack

      Updated 14 Mar 2019   If you get these exceptions like me, the issue has been raised, with a deliverable targeted for SCOM2019UR1. Disable the rule to reduce noise.     Are you using Service Map Management pack, and getting errors?   This alert is based on the 46651/46652 event ID in…

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XML for Product or Company Knowledge

Digging in the archives…     From a discussion with some PFE’s – the question was ‘how do I create knowledge for a monitor/rule?’ Tyson Paul pointed out the system Center Wiki  ‘Knowledge Article authoring’     When you create a knowledge article in an MP (let’s not even go into the console GUI! ) If the Knowledge…

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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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Updated Skype for Business 2015 (premise) Addendum MP

Updated and completed for Company Knowledge!   Many thanks to Nick Wood for his help deciphering user impact for these alerts. Reach out to Nick on LinkedIn   This has been an arduous effort to complete the Skype alerts and components.   Gallery Download   It’s taken a few steps along the way, to get all…

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Skype for Business 2015 (premise) Addendum MP

Ever try to figure out a Skype alert, for which server in the pool(s) is failing?   While maybe not the clearest to find root cause, the Skype pack brings a bunch of functionality, including synthetic transactions.   I was lucky enough to collaborate with Nick Wood, Skype PFE, to help provide more detail, troubleshooting, impact…

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Lync 2013 Addendum Management Pack

Continuing the Addendum tradition 🙂 Lync couldn’t be forgotten.   To understand options and methods available on the Server and SCOM, re-read the Active Directory Addendum blog     Lync 2013 Now that we understand the methods available, let’s get to the Addendum.     The Addendum pack has 32 Recovery Tasks for Lync Service…

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Skype for Business 2015 (SfB) Addendum Management Pack

    Continuing the Addendum tradition 🙂 Skype was next on the list.   To understand options and methods available on the Server and SCOM, re-read the Active Directory Addendum blog     Skype for Business 2015 (SfB) Now that we understand the methods available, let’s get to the Addendum. This Skype Addendum MP adds Recovery…

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