Category Archives: System Center (without SCSM)

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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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 to SCOM. After … 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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Windows Azure Services for Windows Server, SPF and SCVMM – Managing Tenants across these components (Part 1)

SPF, short for service provider foundation, adds multi-tenancy capabilities to your System Center environment by offering a web service that in the backend will talk to other management products like System Center Virtual Machine Manager. To give users a good … Continue reading

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PDT – Install System Center in 1 (one) hour

If you are a Microsoft System Center enthusiast like me, then you are faced with the challenge to install all those products over and over again. Well, when using the PowerShell Deployment Toolkit this gets a bit easier because it … Continue reading

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System Center Service Pack 1 released

It’s finally here on MSDN/Technet, and in a few days also downloadable for everyone: System Center 2012 Service Pack 1! We had to wait a long time for it and are now happy to see some new functionality and also … 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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More transparency in SLO Management by reusing the “Target Resolution Time” field

SM12 has a great feature for Service Level Management. I will not go into any details because this was already described here or here. With SM12 you are very flexible to deal with different service levels, metrics and also time … Continue reading

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Import additional properties of ADDS Users to the CMDB

Step 1 – Prepare VIP User attribute in ADDS If you need more information about OIDs check out this link –> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms677620(v=vs.85).aspx Step 2 – Sync VIP User attribute to CMDB Install ADDS Powershell Module on Runbook Servers

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