Load Test MP with Report

Read below if you want a specific MP for load testing   I don’t know about you, but I’ve come across the situation where you need to compare performance.   This MP should help validate performance, whether to validate physical versus virtual, or a new Server Farm, storage performance between environments, etc.   Shout to […]

Have a lot of SCOM subscriptions?

You logged into SCOM because someone said they didn’t get a notification Looked at subscriptions and it’s blank   Do you know if you backed up your subscriptions?   Hopefully, you read this and back up your management packs Hope you read this blog, and it saved your life!   For those who love the […]

Subscription set up guide

Thought it funny when asking a child ‘what is a subscription?’ and the response isn’t that for movies, videos, streaming and such!? My first thought was a magazine or newspaper.   …Anyways!   Somewhere in the middle of a Service and product, you need to know vital information     To set up a new subscription for the […]

Get to know your monitor

Ever need to disable a specific monitor? I know I get tired of clicking through the console, maybe you do too? Do you know the Monitor name and class? If yes, then you can enable/disable monitors from PowerShell   So let’s get started. From your management server, you can run SCOM commands as your ID […]

PowerShell Rule and Monitor Template packs MP including fragments

  Hit the easy button!   For all those diehard SCOM Console MP authoring folks, don’t forget about Wei Lim’s blogs to help add PowerShell script functionality into rules and monitors.   PowerShell Rules Blog https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wei_out_there_with_system_center/2015/09/28/opsmgr-new-sample-powershell-collection-rule-wizards-in-the-ops-console/ PowerShell Monitor blog https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wei_out_there_with_system_center/2015/07/09/opsmgr-new-sample-wizard-to-create-powershell-monitors-in-the-ops-console/ Performance Data blog https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wei_out_there_with_system_center/2015/10/03/opsmgr-collecting-performance-data-using-a-powershell-script-collection-rule-created-from-a-wizard/ Download Rule https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Sample-Management-Pack-e48040f7 Download Monitor https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Sample-Management-Pack-17b76379   If authoring with Visual […]

O365 Office Analytics

Ever wonder where all your time goes each week?   From an executive standpoint, want to see statistics on where employees are spending most of their time?   Did you know Office365 has an Outlook AddIn for analytics? Personal Analytics Link     Access your analytics Website https://microsoft-my.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/me.aspx?v=analytics Requires E3 add on or above (E5), and […]

SQL Engineering Blog

Ever wonder when a SQL MP is published? Wonder no longer, look for the SQL Engineering Blog!   New https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SQL-Server/bg-p/SQLServer/label-name/SQLReleases Old – redirect in effect https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/    

Building a subscription

  Let’s talk notifications for a minute. Everyone complains that a tool is noisy for alerts (typically emails). Why not find a way to limit what you receive, and eliminate the noise. Sure there’s alert tuning, but there are a ton of built-in options with Subscriptions in SCOM.   Let’s Start by talking about now […]

Basic Admin ‘How-to’ Series

This is a series of blog posts to help with SCOM best practices, and things that make SCOM easier to administer.   Associate MPX files in Notepad++ blog Backup management packs via PowerShell blog Get to know your monitor blog Load Test MP with Report blog Load Test MP Fragments blog Maintenance Mode PowerShell blog […]

Verifying Custom MP overrides are valid when updating sealed MP’s

I will raise my hand when asked if I prefer Notepad++ for looking at XML (because I can shrink the sections I’m not concerned about).   Using Notepad++ (works best for color and concatenation of XML or quotes in case of syntax errors when editing)   Open Overrides management pack (XML) Click on the (-) for […]