New SCOM Web Console – Blog series (Post 5/5): Sample Custom Dashboard walkthrough

About SCOM 1801 marks the release of REST APIs for SCOM SDK. Using these APIs a user can create any custom client application of their own. This blog aims at walking the user through a scenario where a complete standalone application is developed and deployed using the SCOM REST APIs. This application can even be… Read more

New SCOM Web Console – Blog series (Post 4/5): The all new Drilldown experience

About This blog aims at introducing the all new drilldown experience added as part of the new dashboard with SCOM 1801 release.  For details on implementation and other parameters please refer to the After going through this blog a user would: Understand what the new drilldown feature is. Get a brief understanding of how drilldown… Read more

New SCOM Web Console – Blog series (Post 3/5): The new HTML5 Widgets

About This blog aims at introducing the all new HTML5 based widgets added as part of the new dashboards with  . For details on implementation and other parameters please refer to the detailed documentation. After going through this blog a user would: Understand what are all the new widgets Learn about the different widget actions… Read more

New SCOM Web Console – Blog series (Post 2/5): The all new Dashboards

About This blog aims at introducing the all new HTML5 based dashboard functionality added to SCOM 1801 release. For details on implementation and other parameters please refer to the detailed documentation. After going through this blog, a user would: Understand the new dashboard capability Learn about the different dashboard actions The all new Dashboards The… Read more

New SCOM Web Console – Blog series (Post 1/5): Overview

About  This series of blogs intends to introduce the new SCOM Web Console released in System Center Operations Manager 1801. For details on implementation and other parameters please refer to the detailed documentation. This blog is designed to be a bit more informal and describes the different features by associating them to use cases. The series is divided into different parts and… Read more

Update and Recommendation feature supports Management Packs from SCOM Management Pack partners!

Update and Recommendation feature was introduced in SCOM 2016  for Microsoft owned Management Packs  . This feature was introduced to alleviate the challenges involved in discovering the appropriate Management Packs for various workloads running in the customer’s environment from different websites on the internet and staying up to date with the latest versions of the Management… Read more

PowerShell script to automatically close old alerts in SCOM

The below PowerShell script can be used to automatically close old SCOM alerts. This script looks for active alerts along with the time when alert was created (alert age). If the alert age is greater than the specified number of days ($alertsTobeClosedBefore) then the script will close the alert for you. This script can help clean… Read more

System Center Visual Studio Authoring Extension(VSAE) support for Visual Studio 2017 

Visual Studio Authoring Extension(VSAE) is now updated to be compatible with Visual Studio(VS) 2017. VSAE is the most commonly used authoring extension by the Management Pack(MP) development community. The MP developers want to use it with the latest Visual Studio for the benefits that they get. The new VSAE(version 1.3.0.0) can be downloaded from here…. Read more

Automatic Dependency Mapping with Service Map and Live Maps

The following is a special guest blog from Savision Modern enterprise IT infrastructures are becoming increasingly difficult to manage as the deployment of new services and applications continues to grow.  Applications tend to rely on many other services and applications to function, which often span many server and network components.  In order to fully understand the… Read more

Free PowerShell Monitoring MP

The following is a special guest blog from Squared Up As part of our continuing commitment to the SCOM community we’re excited to announce a new PowerShell Monitoring Management Pack, freely available to the community, available to download from our site and open-sourced via GitHub. Firstly, a big thanks to Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Wei… Read more