Humans of IT blog post

A few weeks ago while talking to the Humans of IT team about how I got into IT, they asked me to write a blog post about my story from Fisheries Biologist to wherever I am now. It is an interesting part of our field of work in IT, looking at people who are still … Read more

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

SCOM 2019 UR2 released

Last night System Center 2019 Update Rollup 2 was released. I blogged about the list of 5 products updated and their respective KB article pages here. This blog post will be specifically about SCOM though. What we always do first is go to the KB article and read what is new, what is fixed and … Read more

SCOM Reporting Webinar

We are announcing that we will do a webinar about “SCOM Reporting Essentials” on Thursday 20 August 2020 at 4 PM CET (Amsterdam time). The webinar will be presented by Bob Cornelissen and Martijn Weterings. You can register for the webinar through https://topqore.com/webinars/scom-reporting-essentials-webinar/ Title: SCOM Reporting Essentials When: Thursday 20 August at 4 PM CET (Amsterdam time) Who: … Read more

Honoured to receive Microsoft MVP award again

Today I was honoured to receive another Microsoft MVP award for Cloud and Datacenter Management. For me this is the 9th year and it feels very special indeed. For those asking what this MVP award is a quote from Microsoft MVP site at mvp.microsoft.com: “Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately … Read more

Webinar about SCOM Gateways

We are regularly getting questions about SCOM Gateways from customers, community and at events. What are they used for, when do we use them, how to do high availability with gateways, what about network and linux monitoring, common problems with gateways. Together with NiCE IT Management Solutions we are going to do a webinar about … Read more

SCOM Reporting series – Useful reports Availability and SLA

Blog series SCOM Reporting

This is a continuation of the SCOM Reporting blog post series. Today I want to talk a little bit about Availability and/or SLA/SLO reporting. Basically stakeholders for the monitoring often want to know if a server or application was UP during the last month/week/day. In SCOM this is defined by two items, the agent itself … Read more