Upgrade the backend of your SCOM 2019 environment to SQL 2019 CU7

Important update 13/10/2020: Recently, the SQL 2019 CU7 update was taken offline due to several important issues. Although CU8 was released pretty much at the same time, there is no information to be found anymore about the support of SCOM 2019 for SQL 2019. After testing, it appeared that a clean installation of SCOM 2019 … Read more

So, can I monitor RedHat 6 with SCOM 2019 UR1’s Universal UNIX/Linux management pack?

Hello fellow SCOM admins,
Some time ago I have blogged about monitoring an older version of RedHat 6 with SCOM 2019. Using an older management pack that usually comes with SCOM 2016, we were able to discover RedHat 6 and monitor it properly.
However, with the release of SCOM 2019 UR1 there were some changes. The availability of the Universal UNIX/Linux management pack would make UNIX/Linux a lot easier, as less management packs are required for monitoring multiple versions of UNIX/Linux. That leaves us with the following question; would that imply the Universal UNIX/Linux management pack, is universal enough to support RedHat 6?
Time to find out! For the sake of this example, let’s have a look how this would go in a semi-fresh installation of SCOM 2019, without UR1, and what management packs are there to support RedHat 6.

Monitoring Red Hat 6 with SCOM 2019

Lets first start this post with an introduction to the topic. At several of our customers and during several speaking engagements we encountered questions about if certain versions of Linux/Unix were supported or not for newer versions of SCOM (in today’s case the most common being Red Hat 6 on SCOM 2019). The simple answer is that it is … Read more