Category Archives: Monitors and Rules

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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How to:-Create a Service Monitor

There are different ways to create a Service Monitor in SCOM 2007 R2, I find the method outlined in the pdf attached to this post the best way to do this (using the Authoring template). Once you have created the Monitor … Continue reading

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