Category: SCOM Tricks

Saving dogs while monitoring

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I know this blog is all about my technical career in IT, with System Center and Microsoft products and so on and so on. But I also have a secondary life which is very important to me and a lot more. In fact I am somewhat of a shy person and so is my wif… more »

SCOM 2012 Importing a list of ICMP Devices

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Today we had a case where we wanted to make an additional ICMP ping monitoring for all the Unix/Linux servers we were already monitoring in SCOM. There was a specific reason for that. I wanted to quickly get all the IP addresses of the Unix/Linux machin… more »

New KB - Alerts may not get forwarded as expected via a connector in Operations Manager

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New KB Alerts may not get forwarded as expected via a connector in Operations Manager When using connectors to forward alerts in System Center Operations Manager 2007 (OpsMgr 2007) or System Center 2012 Operations Manager (OpsMgr 2012, SP1 and Ops… more »

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 »

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 »

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 »
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