What’s my path again?

What’s my path again?   Why did my command fail? Ever get ‘command not found’ errors when calling a command on a machine?  Many times, these errors are related to what is defined on said machine.   So with monitoring tools like SCOM, ALA, Azure Automation, BMC Patrol, the ID used in monitoring rely on filepaths defined …

Use SCOM helper for advanced administration

First, use SCOM helper for advanced administration (a shameless plug to Tyson & MonitoringGuys blog!)   In case you didn’t know, as I may be the last off the airplane, it’s time to talk about SCOMHelper.  Things you forget, like using a power drill, versus manual screwdriver, all because you’re familiar with the old trusty …

ConfigMgr SMS role alerts

It’s that time to figure out the ConfigMgr SMS role alerts – If you are monitoring your SCCM/MECM environment, then you get role failure alerts.  Many times, the Operations Helpdesk, NOSC, NOC, SOC, etc. will get alerts when various roles fail on the Configuration Manager platform.  The common ask is why, what do you see, …

Weird SQL issue from SCOM DB move

This post is courtesy of Andres Naranjo   Fix SQL2017+ .NET assembly error Weird SQL issue from SCOM DB move to new SQL servers Fix SQL2017+ .NET assembly errors after moving DB’s to new SQL servers.   Scenario: Moved the SCOM 2019 databases from a SQL 2014 database engine to a SQL 2019 database engine.  …

WebConsole APM hotfix for SCOM2012R2 and above

SCOM hotfix released for WebConsole/APM on SCOM2012R2 and above, time for another SCOM shot!  Don’t forget your vaccination card 🙂   Let’s get started.  Time to fix the vulnerability for ‘SCOM hotfix released for WebConsole/APM on SCOM2012R2 and above’.  Read the support article, and assess what versions you have in your sandbox and production.  Once …

Parse Events via PowerShell into table

  Parse Events via PowerShell into table.  Ever have need to parse an event, and grab a field from the event description, then perform some action after that?   Here’s some PowerShell that may help you first to create a table, then setup columns, gather data, then parse what you need, and run a command to …

Mining Windows Event Log

  Use Get-WinEvent to use XML and filters from event viewer, to mine an event, including examples for a specific string, from a specific event, in a specific event log?     Hopefully this post will help with a few tips to simplify monitoring for events, whether in AzMon, SCOM, or via PowerShell.     …

Which subscription was the trigger?

Hello Again, Surprise! I am back, as a rusty nail, and back to make lemonade from lemons! Rusty Nail through Lemon   Ever run into an email you don’t want to get, but have difficulty finding the subscription entry?   Do you get a subscription Email, and that channel has the Notification ID, but you’re …

SCOM 2016 web console hot fix released

SCOM 2016 web console hot fix Security teams may be contacting you for CVE-2020-1331 vulnerability on the 2016 web console.  In my example, the Tenable scanner listed ALL SCOM management group servers – under SCOM2016/2019). NOTE KB does not install on server, so does not show up under ‘Installed Updates’     Background HotFix DLL …

Identify orphaned agent properties

  Back again, I’m going to ‘Identify orphaned agent properties’.  For instance, does an agent still show up under Windows Computer, or more classes, like Windows Operating System?  Typically we have handled this by using Holman’s purge blog.       Deleting and Purging data from the SCOM Database     First, my thanks to …