In this post here on possible cause why the discovery wizard could run forever. Last week I faced a situation where the discovery wizard for deploying Linux agents and for deploying windows agents didn’t work. The setup topology was 2 management servers SCOM 2012 and one dedicated SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 for the SCOM databases.
If you move your workloads to production or even preproduction it is highly recommended to protect them not only against data loss but also from accidential deletion. One feature in Azure which can help are Resource Locks. Depending how you configure the lock, you cannot delete the resource, but still read and modify (CanNotDelete lock) […]
Microsoft just released the new Operations Manager 2012 Sizing Helper Tool. There was a similar Tool (basically it is an Excel sheet) for SCOM 2007 R2. But now there is also some guidance on Best Practices Disk Configuration, SQL Temp DB, High Availability and Network Monitoring. This tool can be found here .