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SCSM–Using PowerShell to Create DW Outriggers and Dimensions

Update (Dec,3rd 2015): Found a noob/doingthislateatnight bug in the script. Fixed it. Now the option to create dimension or not works. Nothing like eating your own dog food… Certain technologies…

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…

Azure Backup–Restoring VM backups

In my previous article on Azure Backup for Azure VMs, I had set backup setup for my Azure SCOM VM. Once the schedule time came, that it was: The details…

Azure Online backup–Virtual Machines

Since storage is one of the most atractive aspects of the cloud computing, when Microsoft annouced Azure VM backup, it immediately rang a bell or more. So, here’s my experience…

Using JSON Edit to edit my ARM Templates

I have just seen a Twitter about JSONEdit and have decided to give it a try. It can be a bit challenging to edit JSON using Visual Studio. Although you…

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 2016 TP 3–What is new

Recently Microsoft made System Center 2016 TP3 available along with Windows Server 2016 preview as well. This post will evaluate the experience and what changed in TP3. Let’s start by…

Azure Resource Manager–Step 3–The Load Balancer

If you checked my previous articles about the two VMs with external IPs, you may have noticed that both VMs get an external IP and that there is no TCP…

Azure Resource Manager– Step 2–Copy and Public IPs

Previously on Overcast: Azure Resource Manager–First Steps For my next trick, I will try to deploy two VMs, on the same VNET and add external access endpoints. For that, we…