Category Archives: SCOM

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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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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PowerShell Get-Member

In the past when I have wanted to find out the names of the fields used by get-scomalert, get-scommanagementpack, get-scomagent etc I have piped the command to a csv file and opened it up in Excel. Just recently I have found out about get-member. This is great for getting a list of the properties or …

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Copy SCOM View Data to Excel

 I come across this post regarding SCSM and thought it worth pointing out that it works in SCOM as well. http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager/archive/2010/03/03/hidden-feature-export-data-to-excel-from-a-view.aspx Go to a view (State or Alerts) and do Ctrl-A to select all the rows. Ctrl-C to copy and then paste the results into Excel. Instant spread sheet of the data in the view.  …

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OpsMgr 2012 Beta First Looks

The public beta has now been released for those of you who want to test it. Download – http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26804 (About 1 GB and 3 MB for the zipped docs) Microsoft site for beta – http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/om-vnext-beta.aspx Technet Site -  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh205987.aspx   There are already three posts showing a simple (all components on one server) screenshot install. …

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SCOM 2007 Versions

I thought that I would do an update list as it is quite useful to look this up when visiting customer sites. SCOM 2007 RTM = 6.0.5000 23 Mar 2007 SCOM SP1 RC1 = 6.0.6246 5 Nov 2007 SCOM 2007 SP1 = 6.0.6278 22 Feb 2008 SCOM 2007 SP1 Update Rollup = 6.0.6278.100 (KB 971541) …

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