Author Archive: Ian Blyth

SCOM 2012 R2 Agent Shows APM/App Pool Crashes in 2016 MG

We had built a new SCOM 2016 Management Group alongside the existing 2012 R2 UR11 one in order to dual home and test before switching over. As we saw posts showing that there were issues with APM and .Net Application Pools crashing with UR2 we decided to wait until UR3 but that did not fix …

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SCOM Resource Pool Memebership

I wanted a quick list of all the servers in a 2012 R2 resource pool for documentation rather than go into each on and check it. Haven’t got there yet but I did manage to get a quick way to see what resouce pools a management server belongs to. For a single server $Member = …

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Multiple Objects in Dynamic Groups

Creating a dynamic group makes life easier for overrides, views and reports (the main uses of groups). When a new object is discovered it automatically joins the group if it matches the criteria. And that means that your overrides, views and reports take that into account without any intervention on your part. These are usually …

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SQL SPN Alert

This alert seems to come up regularly. If you search for it then this post from 2012 by Marnix Wolf comes up saying just to disable the alert. http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/scom-r2-alert-sql-server-cannot.html I would have thought it would have been fixed by now. I am using version 6.4.1.0 of the SQL MP. I tried to do it from …

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MP Author SP1

I received an email that the free MP authoring tool from Silect is now at SP1. But there is very little information about what is contained in this upgrade. There is still just the single exe file and the PDFs for installation and getting started. I run the exe and it upgraded my existing installation …

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Review of Infront’s Orchestrator Runbook MP

I was working on a project where Orchestrator 2012 SP1 plays a big part in linking and automating the various parts of the solution which includes Service Manager, Operations Manager, BMC and Orion as well as custom databases. Therefore it was essential that Orchestrator is properly monitored. While Microsoft produce a MP for Orchestrator it …

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MP Author from Silect

Simon Skinner Tweeted about this in December and Daniel Savage, Program Manager – System Center, has just blogged about it – http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2014/01/13/mp-blog-the-right-tool-for-the-right-job.aspx. This has been released as a free tool and the download is 23.5 MB. Daniel says “MP Author allows users to develop management packs without needing XML skills. Utilizing a wizard-driven designer and …

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SQL Server 2012 DB Engine Group Problem

I was checking out some reports on the SQL Server MP as I had installed the new 6.4.0.0 version in a test system but still had 6.3.173.1 in production. When looking at group membership I noticed that there were a few SQL servers missing from the SQL Server 2012 DB Engine Group but that they …

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System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollups

Update Rollup 3 has arrived but not all products are updated. I have created this matrix to show what product has been updated with each rollup. Rollup UR1 UR2 UR3 Article 2785682 2802159 2836751 App Controller KB2790935 KB2815569 KB2853227 App Controller Setup Update N/A N/A KB2823452 Configuraturtion Manager * * * Data Protection Manager KB2802095 …

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SCOM to SCSM Connector Stops

I had a situation that the SCOM to SCSM (both 2012 SP1) had stopped several days ago yet the CI Connector showed that it was still working. There was no obvious reason why this connector was still working when the alert connector was not.Looking at the SCOM side and showing the column Forwarding Status then …

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