Installing and configuring the MMA agent via PowerShell

  GUI install option, see blog     Pre-reqs to build out an install script/package MMA agent executable Workspace ID Workspace Primary Key     Download MMA agent Click on Windows Servers from Connected Sources to download Windows Agent Click on Linux Servers from Connected Sources to download Linux Agent         Obtain WorkspaceID From […]

Installing and configuring the MMA agent

  Maybe the MMA agent is like Venom? Proof I’ve watched too many a Marvel movie…   An existential moment perhaps, but the MMA agent can be a bunch of strings stuck from one place to another, monitoring whatever its told to do.       If you are running SCOM2016 or above, the MMA […]

Azure Log Analytics Service Map Planning and Pre-reqs

My grandfather said two things: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of manure Death and taxes are part of life   Planning out a deployment is a good thing. My best friend would say “No one plans to fail, they just fail to plan”     This will be a multi-part blog – breaking out […]

Active Directory 2012-2016 Addendum packs updated

Man time flies!   Thought I’d share some new functionality for AD DS (Active Directory Domain Services)   Ran across some customer errors with AD Event ID 1084, which exists in the old 8321 pack, but not in the v10.x pack. Well, if you get these errors, your DC isn’t replicating, and most likely will need […]

SCOM 1801 New Features (previously 1711 Technical Preview)

  What does the new SCOM bring?!   HTML5 Web Dashboards! here What’s New The SCOM Team published a 5 set blog post on Web Console   The new SCOM version also gives visibility into Management Packs Updates and Recommendations Operations Manager Products (view SCOM topology) Partner Solutions   For now I’ll focus on […]

Windows Server Dashboards

These are some cool Dashboards brought to the community by Satya Vel a few years ago.   This was brought to my attention for Dashboard functionality from SCOM 2012R2 to provide visibility for Windows Computer Health state After a history lesson, I had to find the source! 256 cores increased the limit in Windows Server 2008R2 Prior […]

OpsMgr 1801 All in One – Quick Start Deployment Guide

Maybe you want to play with the new SCOM version like me?   Following Kevin Holman’s Quick Start Deployment Guide for SCOM 2016, build out an All in One   High Level Deployment Process: 1.  In AD,  note the ID’s and groups used for Operations Manager for the technical preview 2.  Install Windows Server 2016 to all […]

SCOM 1801 dashboards (previously 1711)

Here dashboard dashboard <dong> Come out, come out wherever you are!     Looking at SCOM dashboards in the new Technical Preview had me wondering. I was totally excited after Ignite for System Center v.Next…           Start at 16:34 in video – BRK1023     Found the documents before I found the actual widgets HTML5 overview […]

SCOM 1711 – Technical Preview for upcoming 1801

If you’re not aware, System Center will start doing 6 month releases, and will be YYDD named   Example  SCOM released in Jan 2018 is 1801, then 180x, 190x, etc. Technical previews will also exist prior (currently 1711 – the technical preview for 1801).   Register for Technical Preview Evaluate and download Save appropriate […]