Scripting SCOM Registry key tweaks

  Time to tune!     Had some requests to script the registry tweaks for SCOM   Starting off with Holman’s blog entry …   TechNet Gallery download here   Save .txt file as .ps1   On SCOM Management server(s) Close out any SCOM Console session (to prevent SDK errors) Run as administrator in PowerShell window…

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Workflow Manager Addendum MP for SQL Aliases

  A SQL Alias is kinda like wearing disguise glasses…   From a security perspective, you can make things difficult for attackers by specifying a SQL alias and different port for SQL.       Symptom – discovery fails for WFM pack   Trying to monitor and figure out what the real database name, instance, etc….

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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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MMA Agent and SCOM Agent version numbers

This idea sprung from a discussion with Sr. PFE Brian Barrington, and it got me wondering…   FYI – If you’re running a SCOM agent, 2016 or above, various Log Analytics solutions may have pre-reqs.   OMS Gateway requires Microsoft Monitoring Agent (agent version – 8.0.10900.0 or later) Simple English, that means SCOM2016 RTM agent or…

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Installing and configuring the MMA agent via PowerShell

  GUI install option, see blog     Pre-reqs to build out an install script/package MMA agent executable Workspace ID Workspace Primary Key     Download MMA agent Click on Windows Servers from Connected Sources to download Windows Agent Click on Linux Servers from Connected Sources to download Linux Agent         Obtain WorkspaceID From…

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Service Map SCOM pack configuration errors

Look for 6400 Event ID’s in the Operations Manager log on the management server if you do not have the correct information   Event ID 6400 in Operations Manager log helps show what’s missing with Azure AD error events   Follow steps outlined in the ‘Set up Azure Service Principal’ blog here     Sample…

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MMA Agent, cross platform, and Azure

Things that make you go hmmm….     Ran across a scenario where we were trying to connect Azure Cross-platform (Linux) VM’s and MMA/SCOM agents to SCOM management group.   Management group was 2012R2, discovery wizard from SCOM console, failed to install agent, certificate errors.   Reseraching, found this article first Windows Azure VM monitoring…

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Service Map SCOM pack errors and events

Running Service Map SCOM management pack and getting errors?       Gotta love holidays Good family time Not at work if we’re lucky. When you come back, do you have to go investigate some new/weird errors?     This was one of those holidays for me 🙂       Figured I’d document SCOM errors,…

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Service Map – Setting up SCOM management group

  It’s time to get my SCOM MG running Service Map Nothing like seeing what an application actually does, mapping ports a server is using, and who the server talks to! From the docs site – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring/monitoring-service-map-scom   Download Management Pack Let’s start with the pack download Download Management Pack     Install Management pack…

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