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Using Azure Active Directory with PowerShell

I had a situation where I had my lab domain synched with Azure, but later I had to use the same domain for my office 365 accounts. I had a…

Custom URL Monitoring Library for SCOM 2012

Recently, a customer that uses the SCOM URL monitoring extensively reported a few issues they had been having with the standard URL (Web Transaction) monitor. Some of them were resolved…

SCSM–Determining a user’s e-mail using powershell

Continuing the series on how to survive deploying Service Manager 2012, here’s another script that helped me get through the day without going mad. This one will look for the…

SCSM–Determining a user’s manager using PowerShell

I have been working with SCSM again recently and had to get creative using Orchestrator, since some of the native features of SCSM won’t allow for certain things. One thing…

Documenting Your SCOM 2012 R2 Notifications

Guys, this is a first draft I’m building to document SCOM notifications in HTML format, for a better viewing of the whole. The main reason I wrote this is because…

Understanding SCOM Subscriptions and creating new ones using PS 3.0

Start by creating a template subscription: Name Template Subscription Description Description Criteria Notify on all alerts where raised by any instance in a SQL Server 2008 Computers;SQL Server 2012 Computers;Fehse…

SCOM Authoring – Simple Monitoring for IT Admins–Part II

In Part I we have created our Class and Discovery templates. Now let’s add a service monitor and and event log rule. These have proved to be very common ones….

Configuring Azure Recovery Services – Premises to Azure – Part II

In my latest posts, I have covered how to create the vault and configure the basics of the Azure Recovery Services – On Premises to Azure. Now we need the…

Configuring Azure Recovery Services – Premises to Azure – Part I

In this article I will show how I configured a VM in my lab to be replicated to Azure. At least, I will start to. First, you will need to…

Challenges of Enterprise Monitoring – Article

Just wrote a piece about the challenges of Enterprise Monitoring. Please find it here. Thank you!