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…


Ruling out SCOM as the cause of SCHANNEL events

  Ruling out SCOM notifications as the cause of SCHANNEL events     Still getting SCHANNEL error events and want to rule out SCOM Management pack SQL events https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinjustin/2017/11/08/sql-native-client-for-tls1-2/ SCHANNEL ciphers debugged https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinjustin/2017/11/08/schannel-event-logging/   What command Channels are setup for notifications?     Validate Subscriptions aren’t the cause for email/text Exchange 2013 and above typically use…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…