Using Unix MP’s for Shell commands and scripts

Ready to move out of the UI ?     Thanks to Saurav Babu, and Tim Helton’s help, I was able to push my MP authoring limits further.     The good thing with the Shell command template in SCOM is that your script is encoded.   Bad news If functionality doesn’t exist in the UI, you…


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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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…


Getting started with OMS Update Compliance

Do you already have Upgrade Readiness or Device Health deployed in OMS? If not, read this blog   Need to know more about Windows 10 patch compliance and don’t want to access Config Man (SCCM)?     Update Compliance is the answer!   It’s just as simple as adding the OMS Update Compliance Solution Click…


SYSTEM CENTER 2016 Operations Manager – Anti-Virus Exclusions

NOTE: Process name exclusions could potentially prevent some dangerous programs from being detected. Therefore exclusions based on processes might expose to security issues and should be avoided.   As we are all aware, antivirus exclusions can affect monitoring data generated, and affect system performance.   Best practice is to implement specific exclusions. Hopefully this table…