UNIX Logical Disk classes

Time to talk about SCOM2019 UNIX classes!     Just came across an example where the UNIX Logical disk class was targeted.   Did you know: This class in the UNIX library is not like the Windows library, where Logical Disk has a matched discovery. Logical Disk is broke out to the various UNIX flavors, […]

Using Unix MP’s for Shell commands and scripts

Ready to move out of the UI ? Thanks to Saurav Babu, and Tim Helton’s help, I was able to push my MP authoring limits further. The good thing with the Shell command template in SCOM is that your script is encoded. Bad news If functionality doesn’t exist in the UI, you can’t easily pull the monitor […]

Using SharePoint On Premise Diagnostic tool

Futuristic, perhaps, but a powered screwdriver for space, almost looks like Han Solo’s pistol (sans scope) From previous intro, we start using the tool to diagnose SharePoint problems. Let’s install, and get to using it! Once this is released, I expect this to be posted to a GitHub repository. For now, there will be some mystery […]

SharePoint Management framework Private Preview

  Do you have an Enterprise SharePoint farms that you manage health and performance via custom scripts? Have you used SETH to manage SharePoint 2010 problems with the farm(s)?   Would you want a scalable tool you can add your own scripts and enable/check, and then alert on what you want?     Background SharePoint Engineer […]

Updated Skype for Business 2015 Addendum pack

Continuing work with Nick Wood on the Skype pack for additional operational features. Previously Blogged about this July 2018, and continue to make improvements The TechNet gallery bundle is updated with new functionality. Skype KHI addendum Pack gathers the Skype KHI performance counters Packets * Discards performance rules where greater than 100 discards are seen on […]

Install SCVMM management packs from VMM Server

Time for some automation Ever have to upgrade SCVMM packs every time a new Update Release (UR) comes out? Copy the files off from the VMM server to your SCOM MS, install. How long does that take? Try this script out – assuming you have a login on the VMM Server TechNet Gallery post here […]

Troubleshooting Service Map pack

      Updated 14 Mar 2019   If you get these exceptions like me, the issue has been raised, with a deliverable targeted for SCOM2019UR1. Disable the rule to reduce noise.     Are you using Service Map Management pack, and getting errors?   This alert is based on the 46651/46652 event ID in […]

XML for Product or Company Knowledge

Digging in the archives…     From a discussion with some PFE’s – the question was ‘how do I create knowledge for a monitor/rule?’ Tyson Paul pointed out the system Center Wiki  ‘Knowledge Article authoring’     When you create a knowledge article in an MP (let’s not even go into the console GUI! ) If the Knowledge […]

Visual Studio and VSAE updates

  For those using Visual Studio and Authoring Extensions to author management packs     Background VSAE is Visual Studio Authoring Extensions, used to create management packs (with or without fragments) See Holman’s Fragment library on TechNet Gallery for multiple hints at more than what SCOM delivers out of box (OoB)         If you […]