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

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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

Quick Tip: SCOM Resource Pool failures due to backups.

Hello Everyone, Just a quick tip, I was having issues at a customer where every night during backup, the resource pools would become unavailable. When this occurs, your distributed applications and other agentless managed objects will become red/grey depending on the health rollup. This was very annoying, because it made the people in the control … Continue reading Quick Tip: SCOM Resource Pool failures due to backups.