Resolution for JSON parsing error “The given key was not present in the dictionary.”

While leveraging SCOM REST API, if you get the error message “The given key was not present in the dictionary.“ then it means that the request body is not being parsed correctly. For resolving this error, make sure that the Content-Type header is set to “application/json” and JSON.stringify() is called on the data value to convert… Read more

New experience for alerts generated by monitors in SCOM 2019

The existing alert closure experience for the alerts generated by monitors has been revamped to be more meaningful and provide better value. If the alert was generated by a monitor, as a best practice, you should allow the monitor to auto-resolve the alert when the health state returns to healthy or close the alert manually… Read more

Version agnostic Management Packs

We have started releasing version agnostic management packs for our customers. In the past we used to release a new management pack when new version of Windows and Windows features will be available for monitoring. Customer will have to  install and manage different management packs for monitoring their workloads. Going forward the same management pack… Read more

Alerts in SCOM from Azure Application Insights with Azure Management Pack

To bring Alerts/Performance data from Azure to SCOM, Azure Management pack can be used. Azure Management Pack guide talks in detail about the Azure Management Pack capabilities. Please refer that more details. This blog will talk about how we can see the Alerts for Application Insights Availability Tests in SCOM console. Let’s start.   Install… Read more

File Not Found Exception while configuring Log Analytics

This is an update for our customers who are hitting below exception while configuring Log Analytics workspace from SCOM console. This blog talks about workaround for this issue, please follow the mentioned steps. Workaround: –          Copy the Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory.dll  (version 1.0.5) from this link to Console folder (C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center\Operations Manager\Console). –          Try to configure… Read more

Global Service Monitor to Retire in December 2018 – Extension for 1 month

UPDATE: Since the announcement of retirement of Global Service Monitor on November 7th 2018, many customers have reached out to us for guidance and successfully migrated their tests to Application Insights. Some customers have communicated that they have started migrating but will not be complete by the deadline. Hence, we are extending the availability of… Read more

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Management Pack to configure Operations Management Suite

We have updated Operations Management Suite connection onboarding wizard in System Center Operations Manager to communicate with the new APIs. This change has been necessitated by Log analytics (and the rest of OMS services) moving to Azure portal and the OMS portal being retired, more details on OMS portal moving to Azure is available here…. Read more

System Center Operations Manager 1807 is released!!

System Center Operations Manager 1807 overview System Center 1807 announcement is available here. What’s new in System Center Operations Manager 1807 is available here. How to Upgrade to System Center Operations Manager 1807 is available here. The content in this blog describes the features and scenarios enabled in System Center Operations Manager 1807 HTML5 dashboards Users… Read more

MP Author Version 8.2

The following is a special guest blog from Silect We are pleased to announce the General Availability of MP Author version 8.2. We’ve made lots of updates and improvements to our family of products for SCOM. Here’s a summary of the changes to MP Author: Support for SCOM 1801 When sealing and deploying and MP, deploy… Read more

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Service Management Automation is now available

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Service Management Automation is now available. See the article Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Service Management Automation for a description of issues that are fixed and the improvements that are included. This article also contains the installation instructions for this update…. Read more