Doing "Math" on Performance Counters in SCOM

If you look at the dashboard of a car, most of the instruments have obvious good and bad values without requiring the driver to need additional information.  Ideally performance counters would be this way, but this isn't always the case.  Here are some real world examples I've encountered where the data provided by the performance counter…


Extra Monitor Type for TCP and HTTP(S) Synthetic Transactions

NOTE: I authored this MP in the SCOM 2007 R2 Authoring Console.  This MP should work in both SCOM 2007 and SCOM 2012.  I have only tested it in SCOM 2012 R2, so if you are using it with a different version of SCOM you may want to verify that it properly works. The SCOM…

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SCOM does not properly groom all MT*_Log tables

UPDATE: This issue has been resolved in SCOM 2012 R2 UR7. I was asked to look at a very large OperationsManager database.  One of the MT*_Log tables had over 53 million rows.  This lead me to a bug in one of SCOM's grooming stored procedures. Background Whenever you discover a class instance in SCOM it is added…