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 […]

OMSAgent FluentD debunked – Configure Linux FluentD – part2

Now to begin – OMSAgent FluentD debunked Configure Linux FluentD – part2 –> see part one (1) here)     First, my thanks to Mike Johnston@Microsoft (CSS SEE SME) to help validate my steps and testing, to configure Linux FluentD on an Ubuntu server!  Are you ready to bust a myth – OMSAgent FluentD debunked […]

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 […]

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 […]

Clarification on Registry Key discoveries

  Ran across this in my travels, difficulty getting a monitor to work properly To clarify some of the registry MP fragments, make sure you follow the whole path This post is to help with using the Monitor.RegistryValue.Exists.mpx fragment     Example – Verify Registry Key under TestService   This is an excerpt from the MP […]

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 […]

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 […]