Category: SCOM Tricks

SCOM Trick 29 – Web Console issues

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The SCOM Web Console is a nice way of displaying alerts and health states using the web. No full GUI needed and just the default web port (depending if you installed as http or https). Great. But it is possible that you run into problems with the web co… more »

SCOM Trick 28 – Creating test events

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When working on new management pack with monitors or rules that watch the event log for a certain event you might want the possibility to test if it actually works without wrecking your server first to create the event. So in the MOM resource kit there… more »

SCOM Trick 27 – Un-seal a management pack

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In some cases you will want to un-seal a management pack. I am assuming this is a sealed management pack that has not been created by you. This might be because you want to look inside for examples on how to do something. There are several possibilities… more »

SCOM Trick 26 – Seal a management pack

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When you are doing a bit of management pack authoring you will notice that you get to a point where you will want to seal your management pack. For instance because you want to reference the objects of it from another management pack. Here is a TechN… more »

SCOM Trick 25 – Report export to PDF in A4 format

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Some customers of ours just love reporting. They create as much of them as possible and run them, schedule them, save them and print them. All very good, as reporting is a strong component in SCOM. But all of our customers are outside of the US. This me… more »

SCOM Trick 24 – Antivirus exclusions

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One of the things that are regularly forgotten is to set certain antivirus scanner exclusions for SCOM (and other applications as well to be honest). All of the virus scanners can be set to exclude certain paths or processes or file extensions. Some of… more »

SCOM Trick 23 – Edit company knowledge

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One of the features that I think does not get a lot of attention is the Company Knowledge tab available for alerts on monitors or rules. Even the product knowledge is not always used as it should be. In many cases an IT environment has been customized o… more »

SCOM Trick 22 – Only seeing 7 days of alerts

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In SCOM operations we often get the question where a certain alert is. For instance one person is seeing the alert and another person is not seeing it. This might seem like something easy (and it is!!), but I think I get or see one question about this e… more »

SCOM Trick 21 – Enable agent proxy

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A good number of management packs depend on an agent setting to enable proxy mode. Now this has nothing to do with using a browser to access the internet. This setting basically means that you allow the agent to forward data to the management server on… more »

SCOM Trick 20 – Increase console refresh rate

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Having a number of consoles open places a burden on the RMS server as all consoles connect to the SDK service on the RMS server. This includes web console sessions. So if you have more than a few consoles open continuously you might consider lowering th… more »
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