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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   Advertisements

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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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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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