Category: SCOM 2012

Looking forward to the Midwest Management Summit

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Since Microsoft stopped their Microsoft Management Summit and integrated it into their TechEd it still felt like a void was left there in the System Center space. Of course the MMS in the old days started as a community thing and in the end it ended up… more »

SCOM 31552 Data Warehouse configuration synchronization process failed to write data

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Today I investigated a case where SCOM had an alert with the following name and contents: Data Warehouse configuration synchronization process failed to write data Data Warehouse configuration synchronization process failed to write data to the Da… more »

Case of the fast growing SCOM datawarehouse db and logs

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This is a post in continuation of my previous post on the topic of upgrading a SCOM 2012 SP1 to a SCOM 2012 R2, which went wrong and how I was fixing it. After fixing the SCOM instance everything seemed alright for half a day. The very next morning we h… more »

SCOM 2012 SP1 to R2 failed and how to fix failed management servers

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A few weeks ago I did an upgrade of SCOM 2012 SP1 UR6 to SCOM 2012 R2 (and later to UR3) for a customer. Of course they have a test environment with SCOM in it and I went through the whole process and everything looked fine there. Next I was allowed to… more »

SCOM 2012 Web Console Configuration Required

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Often after updates of SCOM 2012 / 2012 R2 or after a clean install people go to the SCOM Web Console and they get the following notification: Web Console Configuration Required. A user can click the configure button and run the executable and… more »

I am back

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Just wanted to say I am back. Last few months I have been working mostly behind the scenes for a while due to several reasons. Still doing the System Center stuff and working on some things you will be seeing in the near future though. But now I am back… more »

Getting SQL information from SCOM discovered inventory

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I often get questions for getting SQL info together, such as names, instances, versions, editions and so on for all kinds of purposes. Sometimes as inventory, sometimes to find instances no longer supported, rogue instances, needed for licensing info an… more »

SCOM 2012 Linux agent update fails with no tty present and no askpass program specified

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While I was upgrading a bunch of SCOM 2012 Unix/Linux agents to a higher rollup level the other day I noticed an error on one of them. I need to quickly say that upgrading the agents was otherwise a breeze by just selecting a few of them and using the u… more »

Using PowerShell to get agents and devices out of SCOM 2012

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Because a customer needed an export of all network devices currently in monitoring and the list was a bit long I decided to use PowerShell for this purpose. However I regularly see questions about retrieving also agents and Linux agents and network devi… more »

SCOM 2012 agent fails to start with error -2130771964

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I had an issue on a SCOM agent where the System Center Management service (healthservice) failed to start. It gave error -2130771964 as the reason. If something like that happens check the System Eventlog for errors and also check the Operations Mana… more »
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