Healthservice Service SID Type

Hi, While visiting customers, I’m often asked how to configure RunAs accounts for the SQL Management Pack. I love the new way using the Healthservice Service SID as Kevin Holman documented in his blog post over here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2016/08/25/sql-mp-run-as-accounts-no-longer-required-2/ I don’t want to go over the configuration of his Management Pack again. I just want to show…

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SCOM Environment Classification

I often hear from customers that they are connecting all there Environments (Test, Acceptance, Production) to one SCOM environment. As expected, SCOM will generate alerts for all environments without making a difference between the environment. Customers are asking if we can split up the Environment monitoring in the SCOM console. A sollution could be making…

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MSSQL: Monitoring failed - The pipe is being closed (System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 6.7.7.0)

Begin October 2016, the Management Pack for SQL server 6.7.7.0 got released. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/released-system-center-management-pack-for-sql-server-and-dashboards-6-7-7-0/ Customers were seeing a lot of alerts regarding a known WMI bug: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/956013 And AlwaysOn discovery issues, as described in the announcement post, most of them will be resolved in a next version of the Mangement Pack, as the TP version 6.7.10.0…

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OMS - Service Map Solution - Unsigned Driver Windows Server 2016

Hi, A new Service Map solution got released for OMS lately (until now 25/11/2016 only available in US region) : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/operations-management/-suite/operations-management-suite-service-map The solution requires an additional service to be installed as documented over here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/operations-management-suite/operations-management-suite-service-map-configure This image gives you more insight on how the “Microsoft Dependency Agent” works together with the “MMA/OMS Agent”   When…

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