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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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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