Category Archives: SCOM

SCOM Authoring–Simple Monitoring for IT Admins

If you are trying to transition from SCOM Authoring Console to Visual Studio Authoring Extensions, you may have found that the environment can be tough to start. However, when it…

SCOM and Azure – Monitoring your Cloud infrastructure

I have been asked to think about how to extend an existing datacenter monitoring infrastructure into Azure. I like to see the extended datacenter as a transparent entity,so, my approach…

SCOM 2012 R2 UR2 – What happened when I tried it

As a Microsoft MVP, I have a duty: to go through what the customer will have to go through. Just without a safety net. As you may already know, Microsoft…

Using a SCOM Agent Task from the Command Line

One could start by asking: why in Zeus’s name would I want to do that. Well, here’s the scenario: imagine you have a big infrastructure of servers where you need…

SCOM VSAE Authoring–Part 3: Interlude: Snippet Templates

Previously in SCOM VSAE Authoring: our heroes continued their quest in search for a new way to author SCOM management packs. They went past through the first two challenges: VSAE…

SCOM VSAE Authoring–Part 2: Classes and Discoveries

An object class defines what the object is, its properties and how it relates to other objects in terms of hierarchy and inheritance. For my example class, I will try…

Quickstart guide to SCOM and VSAE–Introduction

There are a few different ways to author content in MS’ Operations Manager. You can simply create new management packs from Templates in the console or even creating some low…

Auto Maintenance Mode with SCOM 2012

<UPDATE> 2014-09-10 – I have updated a lot of things in this article. Please make sure you review it if you tried to implement it before. Main updates include: –…

Cleaning UP events in SCOM 2012 SP1

Very frequently I find myself looking for alerts that only happened once or twice and that have not updated for while. If those alerts were generated by rules, I can…

Another Lync 2010 MP Configuration Guide

After spending some time configuring the Lync 2010 MP at a customer site, I decided to share my experience. It is a simple MP, until you start configuring the Synthetic…