One of my clients wanted me to give him the right way to create Management Packs with VASE using Visual Studio. The client used to create a Management Pack containing a class and discovery as well as a few monitors and rules, then, the client imports his Management Pack and starts modifying it with the … Continue reading VSAE – Create a Management Pack for discovery
There is a cool tool by scom2k7 Team. After an easy setup process, and a MP import, you will get an easy to use interface where you can create personalized alerts for each team/ Supports SCOM 2012R2 and up. The installation is pretty straight forward and can be done on any of your Management Servers. … Continue reading SCOM Alert Update Connector Pro The easy way to ticket alerts.
Background Occasionally we may receive the following alert: SSRS 2012: There are misconfigured data sources Gentleman, Start your hacking So let’s rip open the MP and see what’s going on. After going recursively bottom to top I finally understood that this is the DataSource being referenced in the monitor/probe: <ProbeActionModuleType ID="Microsoft.SQLServer.2012.ReportingServices.ProbeAction.TSQLCountersReportingServiceCustom" Accessibility="Internal" Batching="false" PassThrough="false"> And … Continue reading SSRS – There are misconfigured data sources
Sometimes SCOM environments slowness is occurring because of SQL fragmented indexes. Fragmentation happens when the logical order of pages in an index does not match the physical order in the data file. Because fragmentation can affect the performance of some queries, you need to monitor the fragmentation level of your indexes and, if required, perform … Continue reading SCOM DB Fragmentation Issue
Background When trying to copy-paste (ctrl+c, ctrl+v) alerts from the SCOM console to an Excel worksheet or just a text file, we noticed that the Created field values where different from the ones displayed in the console. There was a two-hour difference. As it turns out, the server was configured in a GMT+2 time zone, … Continue reading Time zone issues when copying SCOM alerts