Category: System Center

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 »

SCOM 2012 R2 UR5 and SCOM 2012 SP1 UR9 released

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Last night there were some update rollups released for SCOM. One for SCOM 2012 SP1 and one for SCOM 2012 R2. Will list them below. For SCOM 2012 SP1 this is Update Rollup 9 and can be found at KB3023167. The description does not include much at the m… 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 »

WMUG NL first webinar of the year. Monitoring SQL with SCOM and Operational Insights

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Want to know about Monitoring SQL with SCOM and Operational Insights? Then you have to check in with this webinar hosted by the WMUG NL user group and presented by a fellow MVP and friend Simon Skinner. Save your calendars for 28 January 2015 at 20:00… more »

System Center Orchestrator 2012 license error after moving database

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Last week we got a fresh database server at a customer site to put the SCOM and Orchestrator databases on. Actually two servers in ALways-on setup. Should be a lot better and faster than the "temporary" servers we had been using before. So, last week w… more »

Looking forward to the Midwest Management Summit

SCOM, DPM, Hyper-V, SCVMM, Service Manager, SCCM, SCE, System Center, SCOM Tricks, SCOM 2012, Configuration Manager, SCORCH 2012 Send feedback »
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 »

Microsoft Ignite

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Just now Microsoft announced the wave of main events of next year. The expected event which brings together several tech events like TechEd and Management Summit and Exchange/Lync/Sharepoint/Project conferences into one big event. Well here it is and it… 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 »
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