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…


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…


Console Errors in the new Active Directory Directory Services MP

New MP released that resolves this – v10.0.2.0 download here   Console Errors in the new Active Directory Directory Services MP   At least it’s not the Security patch issue when you click on Health/State views, right? SCOM Console crashes after October Windows cumulative updates – Resolved   In the SCOM Console Do you get…

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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…