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Enable Agent Proxy by default for all Scom Agents

Agent Proxy for managed servers is disabled by default in SCOM. However an increasing amount of Management Packs rely on this setting being enabled and it if it isn’t enabled an Agent Proxy not enabled alert is triggered. These MPs … Continue reading

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Ping hostname returns a ipv6 address

If you ping a server hostname an get a return with an IPv6 address…….. Pinging SERVER01.mycompany.com [fe80::99be:f51d:****:******] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from fe80::99be:f51d:****:******: time<1ms Reply from fe80::99be:f51d:****:******: time<1ms Reply from fe80::99be:f51d:****:******: time<1ms Reply from fe80::99be:f51d:****:******: time<1ms Then it … Continue reading

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Command channels not feeding alert info into custom EventLog

Environment= SCOM 2016  Management Servers=Windows Server 2016 Had an issue recently where I had created custom scom command channels to write custom alert information into a custom event log that I had created and it was not working. Full path … Continue reading

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Clear the Health Service cache on a Scom Mgmt server

You can run the following task on a Management Server when the Management Server is not functional, a restart has not fixed the problem, and you have exhausted other troubleshooting options. In the Monitoring workspace, expand Operations Manager and then … Continue reading

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SCOM Admin Management pack

Attached is a brilliant MP for SCOM Admins compiled by Kevin Holman. NOTE the file is in word doc format so you will need to copy the text and save it as a .xml file for it to work properly. … Continue reading

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Monitoring Office 365 with SCOM

Attached is a guide doc written by Waleed Mostafa (MVP) that decribes the steps you need to undertake to Monitor Office 365 with SCOM 2012 SP1 through to SCOM 2016 SCOM Monitoring Office 365 OTHER OBSERVATIONS WORTHY OF NOTE As … Continue reading

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Excel 100 most useful tips

Attached is a document by the company Filtered that lists the 100 most important excel functions and helps you to understand an array of Excel features. 100exceltips

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SCOM Reporting Guide

Attached is the Savision SCOM Reporting ebook in pdf format. This ebook is full of tips and best practices when using the SCOM reporting feature. Savision – SCOM Reporting Guide – Tips and Best Practices  

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Good report to run when tuning scom

Often you need to find out what rules or monitors are consuming space in your SCOM Management Group. A very handy report to run is in the System Center Core Monitoring Reports called Data Volume by Workflow and Instance The … Continue reading

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SQL query to determine SQL version

If you want to determine what version of SQL is being used on a server simply launch Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio  on the server and run the following query:- SELECT CASE WHEN CONVERT(VARCHAR(128), SERVERPROPERTY (‘productversion’)) like ‘8%’ THEN ‘SQL2000’ … Continue reading

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