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Supported Network Devices in SCOM Monitoring

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in SCOM 2012

Supported Network Devices in SCOM Monitoring

Recently one of the managers from Network Operations team asked me to provide the list of supported network devices in SCOM so they can decide to move their Network devices monitoring to SCOM. Microsoft has provided the complete list in a spreadsheet which can be downloaded from Microsoft site. The spreadsheet includes the processor and memory columns for each device to indicate whether...

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System Center 2016 Launch Announcement

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in General

System Center 2016 Launch Announcement

Microsoft has announced that Microsoft System Center 2016 will be launched at the Microsoft Ignite conference at Atlanta in late September. System Center 2016 brings a new set of capabilities that integrate with Microsoft cloud management tools to help you manage the challenges of moving to the cloud. This release also unlocks new technologies available in Windows Server 2016 that will enhance...

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UNIX / Linux Log file monitoring in SCOM

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in SCOM 2012

UNIX / Linux Log file monitoring in SCOM

Recently I posted a blog wherein I showcased how to configure a rule to monitor a generic text in a log file on Windows computer. Today I will show you how to achieve same for UNIX / Linux computers. Good news is… we are getting UNIX/Linux Log file monitoring template out of the box. So that means we don’t need to put an extra effort in creating a rule to monitor the same in SCOM. We will just...

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WRONG CALCULATION IN SERVER AVAILABILITY DOWNTIME REPORT – SCOM 2012 R2

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in SCOM 2012

WRONG CALCULATION IN SERVER AVAILABILITY DOWNTIME REPORT – SCOM 2012 R2

Last week someone from the team reported a strange issue in SCOM Reporting wherein they were getting incorrect downtime calculation under Microsoft Generic Report Library Availability report. According to them, nothing was changed in their SCOM Reporting. There were only two changes in their SCOM environment in last 6 months: SCOM infra Scale Out (Moved SQL DW and DB on SQL Cluster). UR9 update....

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Monitor SQL Server Index Fragmentation in SCOM

Posted by on Aug 7, 2016 in PowerShell, SCOM 2012, SQL

Monitor SQL Server Index Fragmentation in SCOM

Last week I got an urgent requirement from our Database Admin team to monitor and generate alert for their servers if the database average fragmentation in percent exceeds 70 and the Page Count is more than 500. By default, SQL DB fragmentation monitoring is not available in SCOM. I decided to trigger a PowerShell script which will fetch the Database average fragmentation result output and place...

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