PowerShell script to Remove Application Servers: Only Applicable to Application Server's added by PowerShell

I would like to take a moment to clarify a point about the PowerShell script to remove application servers (aka RemoveJEEAppServer.ps1) that was recently brought to my attention. This mechanism for removing application servers is only intended for use with application servers added via PowerShell (aka NewJEEAppServer.ps1). You cannot use this script to remove an instance that was…

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Chicken and Egg Problem == solved: How to extract BeanSpy or PowerShell scripts if there is no discovery?

One issue that you might experience with BeanSpy (or the universal discovery PowerShell script) is how to get a hold of these binaries.  The expect flow is that the Management Packs (MPs) and Management Pack Bundles (MPBs) get imported, some discoveries occur, and then from the application server instance a task can be run to copy…

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Minor Typos in the JEE Application Server PowerShell scripts

The help messages provided in the PowerShell scripts for adding and removing Universal Instances of JEE Application Servers to SCOM 2012 contain minor typos. The help messages (a) have the wrong script names and (b) should contain relative path to the directories.  For the later, by this I mean that these script are expected to…

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Manually Discovering JEE Application Servers with SCOM 2012

Out-of-the-box, System Center Operations Manager can discover several different application server platforms and versions (support matrix is here); however, this is not every version of every application server.  Also, for an application server to be discovered and monitored in Operations Manager, the machine it runs on must be discoverd and monitored by Operations Manager.  Luckily,…

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Recursively removing Management Packs

As a developer working with SCOM and management packs, I have had several occasions where I have needed to remove a lot of management packs (MPs).  Unfortunately, you must remove the MPs one-at-a-time in the UI.  Granted, in a production environment you are probably not removing a lot of MPs; however, if you are developing…

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Universal Discovery in the SCOM 2012 RC

In the SCOM 2012 RC, there is a sample extention for Universal Discovery of application servers. This post will discuss this extension to the JEE Add-on. Out-of-the-box, the JEE Application Server Add-on feature supports a variety of applications servers on several version of Windows and Unix/Linux.  The support matrix is described below.  SCOM 2012 also brings…

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PowerShell Script to Import MPBs into SCOM 2012 Beta (v2)

In a previous posting, I provided a PowerShell script to import and remove MP(B)s.  The brunt of that posting focused on the logic for importing MPBs because this is the new feature for SCOM 2012.  The logic for removing the MPs “worked” for my limited development purposes, but could be improved. Inspired by the efforts of…

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