Don’t forget python as pre-req for agent install

  Hey guys, don’t forget python as pre-req for agent install!  Came across this again, where the docs site doesn’t mention python-ctypes as pre-req for agent install.  Let’s flip to GitHub for the agent.  GitHub lists the python pre-req here.  Otherwise, it’s Openssl 1.1.0 is only supported on x86_64 platforms (64-bit).     Let’s begin […]

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:  […]

MMA Agent and SCOM Agent version numbers

  FYI – Updated 17 July 2020   This idea sprung from a discussion with Sr. PFE Brian Barrington, and it got me wondering…   FYI – If you’re running a SCOM agent, 2016 or above, various Log Analytics solutions may have pre-reqs.   OMS Gateway requires Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) (agent version – 8.0.10900.0 or […]

MMA Agent, cross platform, and Azure

Things that make you go hmmm….     Ran across a scenario where we were trying to connect Azure Cross-platform (Linux) VM’s and MMA/SCOM agents to SCOM management group.   Management group was 2012R2, discovery wizard from SCOM console, failed to install agent, certificate errors.   Researching, found this article first Windows Azure VM monitoring […]

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 […]