ConfigMgr SMS role alerts

It’s that time to figure out the ConfigMgr SMS role alerts – If you are monitoring your SCCM/MECM environment, then you get role failure alerts.  Many times, the Operations Helpdesk, NOSC, NOC, SOC, etc. will get alerts when various roles fail on the Configuration Manager platform.  The common ask is why, what do you see, …

Weird SQL issue from SCOM DB move

This post is courtesy of Andres Naranjo   Fix SQL2017+ .NET assembly error Weird SQL issue from SCOM DB move to new SQL servers Fix SQL2017+ .NET assembly errors after moving DB’s to new SQL servers.   Scenario: Moved the SCOM 2019 databases from a SQL 2014 database engine to a SQL 2019 database engine.  …

WebConsole APM hotfix for SCOM2012R2 and above

SCOM hotfix released for WebConsole/APM on SCOM2012R2 and above, time for another SCOM shot!  Don’t forget your vaccination card 🙂   Let’s get started.  Time to fix the vulnerability for ‘SCOM hotfix released for WebConsole/APM on SCOM2012R2 and above’.  Read the support article, and assess what versions you have in your sandbox and production.  Once …

Which subscription was the trigger?

Hello Again, Surprise! I am back, as a rusty nail, and back to make lemonade from lemons! Rusty Nail through Lemon   Ever run into an email you don’t want to get, but have difficulty finding the subscription entry?   Do you get a subscription Email, and that channel has the Notification ID, but you’re …

SCOM 2016 web console hot fix released

SCOM 2016 web console hot fix Security teams may be contacting you for CVE-2020-1331 vulnerability on the 2016 web console.  In my example, the Tenable scanner listed ALL SCOM management group servers – under SCOM2016/2019). NOTE KB does not install on server, so does not show up under ‘Installed Updates’     Background HotFix DLL …

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 …

Windows Server 2016 vuln found in Security scans

FYI – came across this today with a customer where Security scans SCOM servers.   Please note this is NOT a SCOM issue or vulnerability, and SCOM uses TLS1.2 just fine.   Found CVE-2017-8529 vulnerability on a SCOM server, so though this a good idea to communicate to the larger audience, in case Security finds …