Category Archives: Monitors and Rules

Monitor Application Service with SCOM

Sometimes you will have a need to monitor a particular Application service using SCOM. This can be achieved using the Windows Service Template which is available via the Authoring tab on the SCOM console The following example shows us how to … Continue reading

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Get monitors and rules that apply to a specific machine

There are various ways to achieve this and this has already been covered elsewhere in this blog, however I recently stumbled across a fantastic powershell script by Stefan Roth that does this brilliantly and just had to include it on here. … Continue reading

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Network Monitoring SNMP Trap port is already in use by another program

If you see the following alert in your SCOM console:- Network Monitoring SNMP Trap port is already in use by another program You can troubleshoot as follows:- For SCOM MonitoringHost.exe should be using port 162 So what claimed the SNMP … Continue reading

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Test connectivity between SCOM and Openview

Below is a link to a doc that shows you how to create 3 rules to test SCOM to OVO connectivity by firing periodic alerts The first rule creates Event id 123 in the Application Event Log on the SCOM management … Continue reading

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The Web Management service is stopped. This will prevent remote administration of the web server.

Came across this alert recently SCOM Alert:-The Web Management service is stopped. This will prevent remote administration of the web server. Upon seeing this I first tried to run the task to start the service, as suggested in the resolutions section … Continue reading

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Interactive logon rule

Below is a link to a fantastic blog post from Kevin Holman on how to cheat at authoring windows 2008 event rules. The example given is a rule to generate an alert when an interactive logon occurs. Webpage Link to Kevin Holman … Continue reading

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How to:-Create an alert for a specific Event id

Attached is a guide on how to create an alert generating rule for a specific event i.d. Creating an Alert for a specific Event id

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Why it’s best practice NOT to target a Rule/Monitor at a group

If I shouldn’t target groups, why are they listed when I select a target for a rule? Groups are classes just like any other.  They’re singleton classes where the class and the instance are one and the same, but they … Continue reading

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Show failed rules and monitors for an agent

The SCOM console has a built in task that you can run to determine if any rules or monitors failed to execute for a particular agent. You can run this as follows:- 1. Open up the Monitoring Node of the … Continue reading

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How to:-Create a Windows Performance Collection Rule

Attached is a word document that details how to create a collection rule based on Windows Performance Counters in SCOM 2007 R2 Create a Windows Performance Collection Rule in SCOM 2007 R2

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