Category Archives: SCOM

Configuring an External watcher node for Lync 2013 and SCOM

Summary Recently, I’ve been asked to configure an external Lync watcher node. The documentation doesn’t do a good, IMHO, in describing such a scenario in detail and doesn’t comment on…

Configuring the SCSM 2012 Management Pack

It may sound silly, but this MP requires a bit of configuration to work properly. Let’s go for the steps:   0. Make sure your SCSM server is added to…

Safely closing any type of alert in the SCOM Console

More than often, you would like to be able to just close an alert in the SCOM console. Easy, right? And it actually is. But simply closing an alert in…

New Exchange 2013 MP is out!

You can find it here. It finally seems that we will have a good management pack for Exchange 2013. I was able to put my hands on this one last…

Quick and Dirty: a handy SQL Query PS Rule

Very often, I get the request to monitor a remote SQL Server as a Synthetic Transaction and I normally end up creating something custom, even though SCOM has an OLE…

SCOM: Recording a Web Transaction Session with SCOM 2012 R2 64bits Console (Re-post)

This is just a re-post. I seldom do that, but I believe it is worth it. I find it so cumbersome and clumsy from Microsoft that you have to do…

Monitoring Page Read/Write in SQL Instances

If you are familiar with the Microsoft SQL Management pack for SCOM 2012 (can be found here), you will know that it brings a lot of performance counters out of…

Using to SCOM to Audit Local Administrators

Have you ever wondered or needed to actually know which users were actually set as local administrators on a server or group of servers? You are in luck if those…

SCOM, Management Pack bundles and VSAE

I have learned this neat trick at a customer site this week. With SCOM 2012 came the possibility of creating management pack bundles, which are capable of carrying the typical…

SCOM – Which Services are being monitored?

One request I received from a customer the other day was to find out which services were being monitored by SCOM. It is a simple request, but because of the…