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

New blog posts

Finally time permits for a new set of blog posts. I will be writing about SCOM and Azure Monitor and Windows Server or Infrastructure related topics again.Also, as you have seen, we have had a few guest blog posts and we will continue to do that into the future as well. We have a few … Read more

Find Storage Account Used for Diagnostic in Azure VM

Next is another guest blog by Gourav Kumar… I am writing this block after a while,So let’s make some noise first….. HEY! I am back……I was just busy in my daily operations and learning to complete AZ103, AZ300, AZ301 and AZ500 certifications. Now let’s get started and get back to business for that we are … Read more

TopQore India Blog Writing Contest results

A few months ago for ExpertsLive India we organised a little blog writing contest, where the winner would receive a prize in Amazon gift cards. This was for the attendees of ExpertsLive India. The received posts have been evaluated and the winner has been declared by a jury lead by John Barreto (MVP): Our winner … Read more

SCOM 2016 UR7 released

A few hours ago SCOM 2016 UR7 was released at The main list of fixes is: Fixed: Cannot use SQLOleDB.dll to probe databases like Oracle/MySQL. Improved the performance of SCOM console in listing the groups. Operations Manager grooms out the alert history only on an alert closure. Agents by Health State report shows duplicate … Read more

System Center 2016 Update Rollup 7 is released

A few hours ago the System Center 2016 Update Rollup 7 was released. It contains updates for DPM SCOM Orchestrator Service Manager SMA VMM You can find the links to the specific articles for each product here:

Monitor Azure Backup with Log Analytics

Note: This is an entry for the TopQore Blog Wiriting contest for ExpertsLive India. It is written by Gourav Kumar from India. Introduction In this blog post we will explore how to monitor Azure long running backup and trigger an alert on them with the help of Log Analytics. Before going to start, I like … Read more

What is an Application Centric Network?

Note: This is an entry for the TopQore Blog Wiriting contest for ExpertsLive India. It is written by Mohammed Ziaurrahman from Hyderabad in India. Introduction An application network is a way to connect applications, data, and devices to utilize some or all of the assets and data on the network. Instead of utilizing point-to-point connections or … Read more

Guest blog posts on BICTT blog

In the past years we have had a few guest blog posts on this blog from people outside of BICTT. Friends from the community. From today we will welcome some regular posts from a friend Gourav Kumar. Last few years he has been working on SCOM, Log Analytics, Azure, PowerShell and more. As always all … Read more