Category: System Center

Error 500.19 after installing Savision LiveMaps Unity Portal

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Today I was doing a quick installation of the Savision 8.2 Live Maps Unity Portal. Downloaded the self-extracting executable from the website and of course arranged a license key. While running the installer I selected the Express setup which just pushe… more »

How to make a SCOM implementation project successful

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I thought I would take a different approach to thinking about how to make a SCOM monitoring project a success. It is not about technical details or designs this time, but about a way to bring business and IT together into monitoring business related ser… more »

WSUS Console not able to connect Handshake failed

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Last week I installed a fresh WSUS server for a customer of mine and because it needed to download lots of files after the approvals were done we left it for a few days. Today I came in and opened the WSUS console only to notice it refused to connect. G… more »

SCOM 2016 Features - Example - Network Monitoring MP Generator

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In my previous post which introduced SCOM 2016 Features - Network Monitoring MP Generator I have shown you how to use the command syntax of the tool and why it was created. Now it is time for an example. The idea: Have fun monitoring some network… more »

SCOM 2016 Features - Console Performance Improvements

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Obviously the product team has received some feedback in the past on the performance of the SCOM console. It is not a secret this is not the fastest tool out there when opening it, changing views or refreshing even. This is the most apparent in larger e… more »

SCOM 2016 Features - Network Monitoring MP Generator

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In SCOM 2012 there was a difference between Certified devices and generic devices. When you added a network device to SCOM it would show up as on of both. The certified devices had additional monitoring applied to them such as Processor and Memory monit… more »

SCOM 2016 Features - Overview

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With this post I am trying to give an overview of the new features in SCOM 2016 they have added currently. A number of features were added in early Technical Preview Releases, such as Scheduled Maintenance Mode. I will cover those in the posts linked… more »

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 »
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