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:  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Azure UNIX server SCOM agent setup errors with OEL v7.x

  Ran into some customers with UNIX agent problems, including Azure Oracle Enterprise Linux servers with SCOM agents.           Basically this error means Fully-qualified domain name cannot be determined from the UNIX or Linux host itself The FQDN known to the UNIX/Linux host does not match the FQDN used by the management […]

Adding UNIX agents via PowerShell

First, a shout out to Vanessa Bruwer @VanessaBruwer and Tyson Paul for their help!   Feel like I was pounding rocks, and had a great find! 🙂 …How to add UNIX agents manually via command line       Required 1. Unix Agent action account and agent maintenance account ID and passwords 2. Unix Resource […]

New Unix MP’s for 2016 and 2012R2

    If you didn’t catch this (I didn’t), the 2016 Universal Linux Monitoring MP is missing, but is in the 2012R2 bundle Until the bundle is fixed, don’t forget to grab the Universal Linux Monitoring MP from the 2012R2 bundle Export the 2012R2 bundle, grab the MP Import MP into SCOM   If that’s just a […]