Category Archives: SCOM

Microsoft Azure Operational Insights – use SCOM and the alert intelligence pack

In my last post I explained how servers can be connected directly with OpInsights. Another option is to use an on premise SCOM infrastructure. While you are already collecting information with SCOM, you can still forward information to OpInsights for further … Continue reading

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Microsoft Azure Operational Insights – basics and direct agent communications

OpInsights is a Microsoft cloud-based service that gives you the ability to collect, combine, correlate and visualize data from your infrastructure without having to build anything on your own. You just need to connect your servers to OpInsight – either … Continue reading

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SCOM 2012: Put Cluster Node and Cluster Object in Maintenance Mode

Maintenance Mode is an important concept to suppress alerts for planned maintenance windows. SCOM allows you to put all discovered in maintenance mode. This could be a Windows Computer, a SQL database or a distributed application. Depending on the activation … Continue reading

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SCOM: Disable Virtual Machine Monitoring when using the Veeam 6.x MP

One awesome way to monitor ESX/vSphere infrastructures by SCOM is using the Veeam MP 6.x. This MP uses collectors to talk to the ESX/vSphere infrastructure, collect data from the physical infrastructure as well as from virtual machines and submit those … Continue reading

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Network Device Management in the Service Manager CMDB

If you want to manage network nevices in the CMDB you have two options: Either create your own class and attributes for those devices or use the default classesthat are delivered with System Center. If you choose option 1, you … Continue reading

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SCSM 2012 SP1 (Beta) – Monitoring Management Servers with SCOM 2012

Monitoring SCSM 2012 Management Servers with SCOM 2012 was not possible by using SCOM 2012 agents. During an upgrade process from SCSM 2010 to SCSM 2012 you even need to remove the SCOM agent before the upgrade. After a successful … Continue reading

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It’s all about the Service

When talking about monitoring and management IT people tend to focus on infrastructure components like servers, network devices etc. This is indeed important, but even more interesting is to have an eye on your applications and services that are consumed … Continue reading

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