Category: System Center

SCOM 2016 Features - Scalability for Unix/Linux monitoring

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In SCOM 2012 R2 we were able to monitor up to 500 Unix/Linux agents per management server or about 100 through a gateway. To be honest I think that was already stretching it, unless the amount of workflows was kept to a minimum. In SCOM 2016 work has… more »

SCOM 2016 Features – Management Pack Tuning

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This blog post will introduce the new SCOM 2016 feature of Management Pack Tuning. It is meant to use alert data from SCOM to determine where tuning may be beneficial. The way we often used to tune out alerts and management packs was by a few methods… more »

Windows 2016 TP5 and System Center TP5 now available

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We waited for this for a while now. But Windows 2016 TP5 and System Center 2016 TP5 are now available for downloading. This is a screenshot from the MSDN downloads site: Good luck playing with the new releases B) I have started with the SCOM 201… more »

SCOM 2016 features - Management Pack Updates and Recommendations

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This blog post discussed one of the new features in SCOM 2016 which is the Management Pack Updates and Recommendations. Now this feature addition was introduced I think in SCOM 2016 TP4 preview version already, but I will discuss it now anyway. All S… more »

Activating a de-activated Evaluation SCOM 2012 instance

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Came along a SCOM 2012 R2 instance which was expired. The license key was not entered on time, so SCOM did not work anymore and the SDK refused connection. Look in the event log and you will see that your evaluation version has expired and you need to e… more »

How to monitor e-mail data sources with SCOM and Orchestrator

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While chatting with some MVP friends of mine about a specific scenario where data from e-mails needed to be read and monitored, there are multiple possibilities to do it. I proposed one possibility which I implemented at a customer a while ago and got a… more »

Hold off on the SCOM Base OS pack version 6.0.7303.0

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About a bit ago the Base OS pack has been updated again to a version 6.0.7303.0 It is not advised to upgrade your SCOM packs to this version yet, because it has some bugs in it. Kevin Holman writes about it here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinhol… more »

System Center DPM 2012 R2 UR9

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If you are running DPM 2012 R2 you will want to look at the UR9 update rollup which was released a month ago. They are classing it now as an important update. Includes a whole list of improvements. Check out the blog post from the DPM team here for m… more »

Bridgeways releases newer version of VMWare MP for SCOM

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Bridgeways has been working very hard this last year in coming back into their speed for creating management packs, updating existing ones, making them more intuitive and useful to work with, adding support staff and also hiring a very competent CTO (a… more »

UR9 for System Center 2012 R2 available

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We noticed the release of UR9 for Service Manager a day before and WSUS also already had the SCOM agent updates, but today the KB article is released giving the overview of the UR9 for System Center 2012 R2 products. The KB article for System Center… more »
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