Category: SCOM Tricks

Todo list when adding SCOM management servers to existing management group

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A while back my good friend Marnix Wolf wrote about a list of things you must not forget when adding an additional management server to a SCOM management group. Of course we can all imagine to install SCOM on that server and update it to the same Update… more »

SCOM agent fails to start with 2164195395 or -2130771901

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Had an issue the other day with an already installed and configured agent refusing to start. When trying to start the service through command prompt I got this error: C:\>net start healthservice The System Center Management service is starting.… more »

Operations Manager 2007 R2 Data Warehouse Update Script

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Microsoft released a KB article containing a fix for one of the following cases: In System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 environments you may see the following: The Data warehouse size grows, and upon investigation you discover that partitions a… more »

SCOM 2012 SP1 command line install lessons learned update 1

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A few weeks ago I posted an article about some of my lessons learned for SCOM 2012 SP1 command line installations. It contained a very long Lesson 4 talking about creation and placement and naming of mostly the Datawarehouse database. I discussed the di… more »

SCOM 2012 SP1 command line install lessons learned

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For one of my customers I have been fooling around with a clean SCOM 2012 SP1 install through command line. I ran into some issues and workarounds that you might want to be aware of. There are probably more to come, but I thought it better to post this… more »

SCOM 2012 SP1 strange file names for OperationsManagerDW database

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In the case you have done a clean install of SCOM 2012 SP1 you might want to take a look at the file names of the OperationsManagerDW database and log files. They might look like this: So empty names for the files and ending up with ".mdf" and ".… more »

SCOM 2012 close old alerts from rules

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It was about 10 months ago since I published a simple script for SCOM 2007 R2 to close old alerts coming from rules. The reasoning is that: 1) alerts from rules do not close themselves, 2) they do have a last modified date of x days ago, so might not be… more »

SCOM 2012 Visio Stencils

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Whenever you are designing or documenting SCOM environments you are likely to run into Visio to create those pictures with. Now in the past for SCOM 2007 we had the visio stencils which Jonathan Cusson brought together over here. Until now we did not ha… more »

SCOM 2012 IPD guide is released

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The Infrastructure Planning and Design guide (IPD) for SCOM 2012 has just been released for download. As I wrote before it had been in development for a few months. You can download the new SCOM 2012 IPD guide over here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwli… more »

Cluster Disks management pack addendum updated

Windows 2008, SCOM, System Center, SCOM Tricks, SCOM 2012, Windows 2012 3 feedbacks »
A few months ago Microsoft released newer versions of the Windows Server base OS management pack. This version had a good number of improvements, especially in the monitoring of cluster disk and cluster shared volumes. However the pack was still not com… more »
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