We have been working with SCOM for many years and almost everywhere we go we find that SCOM Reporting is often not understood and not used that much. Or only used for a few very specific reports. In this blog post series we aim to give you more information about SCOM Reporting. We will cover … Read more
While trying to remove some management packs from SCOM we found a problem where for a few packs it would give a timeout after an hour of looking at a SCOM console saying Busy… at the bottom of the screen. In this case we were swapping out the older SQL packs of 220.127.116.11 version with … Read more
Microsoft released a new hotfix yesterday for SCOM 2019. Specifically to handle a few items which appeared after some new features were released around alert management. The items in this fix: User will be able to edit columns on closed Alerts irrespective of Health State. Alerts can now be closed if the underlying Monitor’s Alerting … Read more
A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about a slow SCOM update rollup and it took so long because of agents being placed in Pending Management during the update and in big environment this might take a while. I will show you what it looks like below as well. Yesterday and today we … Read more
Had an interesting case today where we were implementing Update Rollup 8 for SCOM 2016 on a management server and it took very long. It took so long that we decided to kill it and start it again. And again it seemed to hang. So reboot and try again. We had difficulty finding the … Read more
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.
Since years I have been using the PKI Certificates MP made by Raphael Burri to monitor certificates on servers with SCOM agents. Most often my customers use the basic functionality of the pack, being the certificates in the personal store of the computer itself. Most of the time we find certificates with issues, such as … Read more
The new version of the SQL management pack for SCOM has become available at the close of the year. Thank you for the present! The new version agnostic pack has version 18.104.22.168 and is compatible with SQL 2019 as well. So it covers SQL versions from 2012 and up without the need to create overrides … Read more
After proudly presenting a non-functional reporting environment in my own home lab while giving SCOM training at a client, it was time to examine what exactly was going wrong. The next time I’d like to show my audience the usefulness of certain reports. Let’s face it – certain reports are irreplaceable if you want to … Read more
If you have been using the Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (VSAE) for SCOM, the last situation was that the VSAE were supported up to Visual Studio 2017. Now since a few days there is a new download link where we can see that Visual Studio 2019 is now also supported with the new version of … Read more