Category Archives: SCOM

Service Discovery and Monitoring with Operations Manager

One of the most frequent requests we get from customers is to create monitor for application services. Often enough you will find management packs for well know applications, but if…

Yet another update to the Extended Agent Info Management Pack

I have recently updated my Extended agent info MP to include information about Operations Management Suite. I have now added a task to configure the agent to use OMS. The…

Updated Extended Agent Info Management Pack

A while ago I wrote this article to help with SCOM side by side migrations from SCOM 2007. With the new Operations Management Suite wave and the possibility of agents…

Configure the SQL Agent Job Monitor in Operations Manager

I had to configure the SQL Agent Job Monitor for a customer and had some very interesting experiences while doing it. The first fact to be aware about is that…

SCOM Event Log monitoring–Event Source vs EventSourceName

This is an old subject and EVERYBODY should know how to create an Alerting rule that detects a certain event and triggers and alert. However, the way things are laid…

Operations Manager 2012 R2 U7 Released

You can get it here! (use IE if you have windows 10). There’s quite a list of issues solved: · The home page link in the Web Console Noscript.aspx file…

Monitoring Abnormal (sudden) Disk Usage with SCOM

A customer recently asked me for a solution to monitor an abnormal growth in usage of a volume or disk. SCOM doesn’t have a native monitor for that. Enters PowerShell…

New SQL MP 6.6.0.0

Microsoft recently released a new Microsoft SQL Server Management pack for SCOM 2012. Here’s my experience importing and reviewing its new features/general operation. The MP can be downloaded here and…

Issue with SCOM Run As Account

Recently had an issue with my custom fileshare monitor but I believe it can happen to any Run As Account/Profile. My MP has a run as profile, to run the…

SCOM Distributed Application Object Location

Often enough I find myself asked where can certain types of objects be found in SCOM when creating a Distributed Application. It seems straightforward but the location of some of…