Contextual alert reports from within Squared Up.

Hello everyone, I don't like creating reports in SCOM, never have. It is tedious and time consuming. Ever since I started working with Squared Up as a 3rd party tool I have tried to create dashboards instead of reports to please customers. This has worked well so far, and has saved me a lot of … Continue reading Contextual alert reports from within Squared Up.

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Extending monitoring with Squared Up Web API – A Citrix Netscaler example.

Introduction Today I will talk about an interesting use case for Citrix Netscaler monitoring with the Squared Up Web API tile. Keep in mind that this is only used for visualization purposes, as the Web API tile will not alert on anything. I am using the Web API tile to supplement the Netscaler management pack … Continue reading Extending monitoring with Squared Up Web API – A Citrix Netscaler example.

Hyper-V Integration Services script to update your Windows VM’s

Hello everyone, A while back I blogged about an issue with SCOM management servers taking too long to snapshot, which caused the resource pools to become unstable. As these management servers ran on Hyper-V, updating the integration services significantly shortened the backup snapshotting process, causing a lot less resource pool failures. Since the release of … Continue reading Hyper-V Integration Services script to update your Windows VM’s

Free MP to monitor Lenovo (IBM) Servers

Hello Everyone, If you've used the Lenovo or IBM hardware management pack, you'll notice that some features are quite lacking. The monitoring of the blade chassis work fine as it is standard SNMP, but the IMM monitoring (which is Lenovo's equivalent of HP's ILO or Dell's IDRAC) leaves much to be desired. In other words, … Continue reading Free MP to monitor Lenovo (IBM) Servers

Monitoring Windows Clusters in SCOM – Limitations

Hello everyone, Another quick post today. I was having issues at a customer with SQL cluster monitoring. The SQL server was quite beefy, an HP server with 1,5 TB of memory running Server 2012 with 25 SQL instances, of which 13 were failover cluster instances, the others were SQL availability groups. As SCOM has to … Continue reading Monitoring Windows Clusters in SCOM – Limitations