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.     …

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 …

ADCS – Active Directory Certificate Services Addendum pack

  Hello again, it’s time to talk about ADCS – Active Directory Certificate Services Addendum!   First, I’d like to call out Bob Williams and Vance Cozier for their help and expertise! SCOM-ADCS-Addendum download     Background ADCS is Active Directory Certificate Services, or what we would know as a Certificate Authority.  The goal was …

Need to find the command UNIX pack runs for perf counter

    Have you ever needed to find the command UNIX pack runs for perf counter?   Say the processor time value doesn’t match what the Unix admin may be saying SCOM is showing.   Many times you can look at the SCOM management pack, and those commands trace back to the UNIX library.   Background:  …

Build FluentD conf file

Ready to build out a FluentD conf file?   Let’s build a FluentD conf file.  We can use the docs site for another example.  And now, let’s build a simple FluentD configuration file. Paste the XML code below, and save as <yourlogfile>.conf Create custom log file to test cd /etc/opt/microsoft/omsagent/scom/conf/omsagent.d/ # vi <yourlogfile>.conf vi mylog.conf …

Configure Linux FluentD

What are you Fluent in?   Join me as we configure FluentD on Linux, and continue to improve and document monitoring cross-platform (UNIX/Linux) servers. Background: Some of our previous topics included UNIX logical disk class differ from Windows (here), and cross platform agent setup.   Because we always ‘need more power!’, it’s time to configure Linux …

SQL on Windows Addendum pack

It’s spring time; time to tune the SQL carb!   Carbs are way less easy to find these days, but I’ve been busy tuning the SQL agnostic pack (MSSQL on Windows).   Tuning the SQL Agnostic pack would be far less successful without expert help.  My thanks to Brandon Pires – MCS SQL Consultant who …

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 …