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

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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

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.