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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Associating MPX files to Notepad++ for MP Fragment Authoring

Sometimes it’s shocking when you make a simple change that helps you do something easier. For the UNIX guys in the house, using VIM, GVIM, VIMRC, all helped back in the day to make sure you closed your loops, true tests, etc. If you use Notepad++ like I do, let alone if you’re creating MP […]