Category Archives: System Center Operations Manager

Community Vmware management pack for vmware sphere 6.0

Mitch Luedy has created a very good management pack for monitoring VMware. He also was gracious enough to make it available to everyone for free. Link to his github repository of the entire solution is here. https://github.com/Mitch-Luedy/Community.VMware This management pack … Continue reading

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Adding license to SCOM

System center licensing guide: http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/9/A/89A3F8B9-94DE-4956-A56E-F6D2B215D0E6/SystemCenter2012R2_Licensing_Guide.pdf License check commands: Get-SCOMManagementGroup | ft skuforlicense, version, timeofexpiration –a Set-SCOMLicense -ProductId “Enter your license key”    

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SCOM discovery override using powershell

## Usage: ## Check the overridable paramters for your discoveries first and then change the parameter you would like to set in $override.Parameter. The format of the parameter may be like ## Selector          : $Config/PeriodInSeconds$. You should only add the … Continue reading

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Users cannot view ACS reports.

For the ACS reports the permissions have to be configured in SCOM. Click Administration–User Roles If you do not have a role created. Create a new role called “ACS report viewers” In the tab that opens add the groups in … Continue reading

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Microsoft Azure mp configuration for Azure Government cloud

The Microsoft Azure Management pack for SCOM 2012 R2 requires a little different configuration than the commercial cloud. I am going to write down some of the configurations that have to be done. Mp download location: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50013 This steps are … Continue reading

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Scom Maintenance mode scheduler

#SCOM Maintenance mode scheduler. The assemblies can be found in this folder on your management servers  C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Operations Manager\Server\SDK Binaries $scriptdir = Get-location $ScriptDir = split-path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path $void = [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadFile(“$scriptdir\Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager.dll”) $void3 = [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadFile(“$scriptdir\Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Runtime.dll”) $void1 = … Continue reading

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SCOM agent less monitoring access denied event id 10401

Today I was facing and error with monitoring agentless servers. The agent proxy was getting access denied to event logs. In my environment the health services run under the local system account. Module was unable to connect to namespace ‘\\computername\ROOT\CIMV2’ … Continue reading

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Task to restart health service on agents

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/scom_atlas/2015/05/21/task-to-restart-scom-health-service/ Once the management pack is added go to Monitoring-.Windows Computer. You should see the task in the Tasks pane under Windows Computer Tasks.    

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SCOM DataWare House grooming.

Query to check the size of the tables. SELECT DB_NAME() AS DbName, name AS FileName, size/128.0 AS CurrentSizeMB, size/128.0 – CAST(FILEPROPERTY(name, ‘SpaceUsed’) AS INT)/128.0 AS FreeSpaceMB FROM sys.database_files; /*Get size of the database.*/ SELECT DB_NAME(database_id) AS DatabaseName, Name AS Logical_Name, … Continue reading

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Using SCOM get-scomalert criteria

The scom alerts for a particular computer can be retrieved by the following commands. Get-SCOMAlert -ResolutionState 0 | ?{$_.PrincipalName -match ‘SQL’ -OR $_.PrincipalName -match ‘WEB’} Get-SCOMAlert -Criteria {ResolutionState = 0 and PrincipalName like ‘%SQL%’  or PrincipalName like ‘%WEB%’}} There is significant … Continue reading

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