PowerShell Monitor Fragment with Run As

Stop!   Ever need to run a PowerShell command (or script) as a specific ID? Maybe you need to know when the command fails to catch degraded application health?   Let’s work into the scenario with a MP Fragment   Download the latest fragments here

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Load Test MP fragment

Shout to Tyson Paul for his initial MP with 2016, catch his blog here!   This should help speed up building the MP if you have Visual Studio 2013 or 2015 with Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (VSAE).  Read Kevin Holman’s blog if this is new   Download the latest fragments here   Quicker method To…

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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…

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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…

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SQL Engineering Blog

Ever wonder when a SQL MP is published? Wonder no longer, look for the SQL Engineering Blog! https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/    

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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…

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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…

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Verifying Custom MP overrides are valid when updating sealed MP’s

I will raise my hand when asked if I prefer Notepad++ for looking at XML (because I can shrink the sections I’m not concerned about).   Using Notepad++ (works best for color and concatenation of XML or quotes in case of syntax errors when editing)   Open Overrides management pack (XML) Click on the (-) for…

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Troubleshoot Office 365 SCOM MP Run As account

Run As Account The Office 365 Run As account is used for Proxy access for an HTTPS connection from SCOM MS to Office 365 portal endpoint. Must be a domain account, not an Azure account (particularly if they ‘re not the same tenant or AAD associated Service Accounts are recommended to prevent impact should an…

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Create a new subscription in SCOM to use the auto credentials option

NOTE New subscription may take 5-10 minutes to populate health data From SCOM console Click on Administration Click on the Office 365 wizard Click Add Subscription   Add Subscription Name Click Next SCOM UI will prompt for Azure login Enter ID and password Click Sign in to authenticate   Click on Monitoring Tab Click on…

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