Update your VMM Managed Hyper-V Host Agents with PowerShell

Hey there, the kids are finally in bed and the dog is snoring on the sofa, which means I’ve got some time to get this blog finished. Firstly, I need to start this post with a caveat, a PowerShell related caveat…  I’m not a PowerShell guru!  The PowerShell gurus out there can probably smell the lack of…

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Powershell: Retrieve Group Membership for a given Computer in Operations Manager (2012/ 2012 R2)

  In System Center Operations Manager (2012/ 2012 R2) you may find it difficult to retrieve all the Groups a given Computer Instance belongs to. Doing it via Powershell it becomes quite simple – something you can achieve by running the following script:   Import-Module OperationsManager  $ComputerFQDN = '<YourServerFQDNname>' $Groups = Get-SCOMGroup Write-Host $ComputerFQDN "…

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Operations Manager 2012 - Create Override Packs via PowerShell

  An example PowerShell script to automate the creation of override packs within Operations Manager can be downloaded from Script Center. This shows how you can easily setup and follow the Management Pack life cycle for change control via PowerShell This script facilitates the creation of unsealed override packs to match the name of the sealed management pack with the…

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Service Manager - CMDB Computer Maker

An example PowerShell script to automate the creation of items within the Service Manager CMDB can be downloaded from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Service-Manager-CMDB-c8628456. This shows how to easily populate information when SCCM connector usage is not appropriate for the task. The script creates and populates the computer Configuration Item in Service Manager via the CSV file import process detailed here…

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How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell - Part 5

This series of blogs aims to show administrator how to create daily reports summarising the health of Operations Manager using PowerShell. This should reduce the overheads required for daily health reviews of their system environments In this fifth and final entry in the blog series explains how PowerShell can be used to audit your Operations Manager environment for analysis…

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How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell - Part 4

This series of blogs aims to show administrators how to create daily reports summarising the health of Operations Manager using PowerShell. This should reduce the overheads required for daily health reviews of their system environments. In this fourth and penultimate entry in the blog series explains how PowerShell can be used to extract alert information from Operations Manager for…

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How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell - Part 3

This series of blogs aims to show administrators how to create daily reports summarising the health of Operations Manager using PowerShell. This should reduce the overheads required for daily health reviews of their system environments. The third entry in the blog series explains how PowerShell can be used to extract information from Operations Manager to show…

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How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell - Part 2

This second entry in this series of blogs delves into reporting on database health. It also aims to explain how PowerShell can be used to extract information from Operations Manager to show the health state of the operations and data warehouse databases and then output this onto an HTML page. The focus on the Operations Manager databases reflects its key…

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How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell - Part 1

This series of blogs aims to show administrators how to create daily reports summarising the health of Operations Manager using PowerShell. This should reduce the overheads required for daily health reviews of their system environments. This first entry will serve as an introduction, explaining how PowerShell can be used to extract information from Operations Manager to…

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