SCOM and SQL Authentication

Hi all. After encountering some problems at a location with the installation and running of SCOM, which was related to SQL Authentication settings, it is time to write up a blog post about it. I also have a bit of information about what happens if you do not set this up right. Theory In the … Read more

Cheap SCOM training – and Cloud skills challenge

Hello friends from the SCOM and monitoring community! I want to take this opportunity to call out a few leaning opportunity regarding both SCOM and also Cloud technologies, so bare with me. First of all, TopQore offers a range of SCOM certifications and trainings, from Operator to Administrator and soon Specialist. You can find the … Read more

New SCOM management pack for Certificate monitoring

SCOM monitoring evolves constantly, sometimes through versions and features of the product and sometimes through the Management Packs. Today I want to talk about monitoring certificates and CRL’s for Windows servers and PKI. For years this was covered through a community management pack created by Raphael Burri and is maintained on Github over here. I … Read more

New Microsoft Learn experience

A few days ago, Microsoft announced changes to the docs and learning experience. As you know I am a big advocate for continued learning and for connecting with the community. If you go to Learn.microsoft.com you will see the combined experience, between learning and certifications, Q&A forums, Documentation, Showcasing, Examples and more: Note: Picture taken … Read more

HackaSCOM is coming back again this year 2022

Hello friends. This is an announcement that we will see another HackaSCOM this year in 2022! Dates: 29 and 30 November 2022 Organization: SCOMathon Judges: Stoyan Chalakov, Bob Cornelissen, tbd… Contestants: Come on and take the challenge to take on several community experts into building a Management pack in record time to solve some challenge … Read more

SCOM 2019 UR4 released

Yesterday System Center 2019 UR4 was released as can be seen in another post on this blog from today. This includes the update for SCOM 2019 as well as KB5013427. I have been testing this update to see if we get any immediate problems in our test environment and have not had any problems yet … Read more