Tag Archives: scom 2012

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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Testing Port Connectivity with Powershell

From Windows Server 2012 R2 and above you can use the test-netconnection command in Powershell to test port connectivity The syntax is:- test-netconnection <servername> -port <port number> example:- test-netconnection myserver -port 5723 

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Manual Install of Scom Agent on Domain Controllers

If you wish to manually install the scom agent on a domain controller you need to also manually install the OOMADS component. OOMADS is an additional piece of software that enables the SCOM Agent to fully utilise the AD MP … Continue reading

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Domain Controllers still generating alerts after being put into maintenance mode

A colleague of mine was doing some work on DC’s so put them into maintenance mode via the scom console, he was perplexed to discover that the DC’s started to generate alerts when he started work on them. Why did … Continue reading

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Creating a dashboard with a performance widget for processor utilisation

Stumbled upon this, when creating a simple dashboard to show processor utilisation for some Exchange Client Access Servers I couldn’t get the dashboard to populate with information. I was using the bog standard objects and counters:- Performance Object:- Processor Performance … Continue reading

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Missing UNIX/Linux Run As Accounts

Came across this scenario today whereby my UNIX/Linux Run As accounts were missing from my console view, but the monitoring was working as expected for my linux servers After some investigation it appeared that the reason for this was that … Continue reading

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Open Alerts but Health Explorer shows Healthy

On occasions you can run into a situation where SCOM shows open alerts in the console (with a warning or error condition), but  when you open Health Explorer it shows that the monitored object is actually Healthy!?? Here’s a quick … Continue reading

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Top community resources for SCOM and OMS

Below is a link to a very useful pdf by Tao Yang full of some great resources for scom and OMS (Operations Management Suite) including free management packs etc scom and oms resources

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Script to put a group into maintenance mode

Create a group with your servers in it, if you are dynamically adding the servers into the group then as a safeguard add your SCOM management servers to the Excluded Members tab If you like you can set this script … 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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