Hello everyone, Today I want to talk about some more-or-less undocumented SCOM 2019 upgrade tips which I had noticed during my latest upgrade. It was my first real 'in-place' upgrade from 1807 to 2019. It was quite an undertaking, as I had to move the databases to a supported SQL version, as well as installing … Continue reading SCOM 2019 In-Place Upgrade Tips
Tuning Alerts in SCOM – Part 1
Introduction Hi Everyone, One of the obstacles when deploying SCOM for the first time is getting a handle on the amount of alerts. One of the reasons in my opinion, why SCOM sometimes has a bad reputation. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to relieve you of some of the 'alert burden' … Continue reading Tuning Alerts in SCOM – Part 1
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.
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.
Send SCOM alerts to Slack
Hello Everyone, This post will be about how you can send alerts from SCOM to a Slack channel. I used a powershell module which you can find on this blog post. Slack is a free tool that offers real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams. It also has premium paid features, but to send SCOM … Continue reading Send SCOM alerts to Slack
Integrate external website monitoring with SCOM & UptimeRobot
Hello Everyone, Today I want to talk about a little management pack I made together with the help of Martin Erhnst, who helped redesign the MP to work with the new API. Uptimerobot is a website that allows you to create up to 50 web checks for free. This includes TCP, Ping, HTTP checks. It … Continue reading Integrate external website monitoring with SCOM & UptimeRobot
Create 100’s of TCP monitors in minutes with SCOM.
Hello everyone, As you may or may not know, creating TCP monitors in SCOM through use of the template is a fairly time intensive task, especially if you have to create a ton of TCP monitors. Furthermore, templates are fine for smaller scale Operations Manager environments but tend to create a lot of unneccessary groups, … Continue reading Create 100’s of TCP monitors in minutes with SCOM.