Issue Deploying SCOM Agent to Solaris 10 Server

  I ran into an interesting issue when attempting to deploy the SCOM agent to a Solaris server.  During the discovery, the server returned as being unable to be discovered with the following results: I did some research on this particular error without much help.  It’s typically related to an issue where sudo on the…

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What to know about Exchange 2013 Managed Availability and SCOM Part 1 – Architecture

  Based on my initial work with Exchange 2013 and Managed Availability with SCOM, I suspect I’ll be making a few posts on this matter. If you’ve worked at all with monitoring Exchange with SCOM, then you know it can present a unique set of challenges.  The Exchange management packs have historically been rather chatty,…

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SCOM 2012 WebConsole and FIPS Compatibility

Updated article on this subject can be found here.  It has SCOM 2016 info, as well as a link to the a download for the files you need. As a quick overview, FIPS stands for Federal Information Processing Standards and it’s a set of algorithms that has to do with encryption of data at rest…

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SCOM 2012 Version Information

  Every now and then, I need to know version information for SCOM as it applies to which cumulative updates are in use.  Unfortunately, I’ve found that this information is not always easy to obtain, nor is the version information readily published. First, let’s start with obtaining it, as this is the easy part. There’s…

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SQL Management Pack for SCOM: Low Privilege configuration in Clusters

  You know it’s going to be a bad day when you take a support case and the person on the other end of the line has not only worked for Microsoft, but done your job (and done it well by all accounts) at Microsoft longer than you have.  That was my joy last week…

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SCOM ACS for Unix and Linux Servers

  This is a quick post to address something that I came across in a case I was working recently.  For a good review on setting up ACS monitoring for Linux/Unix system, see Stefan Roth’s post on the subject.  It’s very comprehensive and will get you moving in the right direction.  That said, in working…

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