One thing I am missing in OMS is, to monitor windows services and processes easily. Well, there are many ways to monitor such components with OMS like: Run some sort of PowerShell script on the server to check the windows service or processes status and then use the HTTP Data Collector API to ingest the […]
SMA is Microsoft’s on-premise automation engine and the successor of Opalis / Orchestrator. We have utilized this engine quite a lot and have lots of experience developing PowerShell workflows for SMA. But as every system your need to maintain and pamper it, otherwise it will strike back at some point. We recently experienced such an […]
Most customers who are using SCOM need sooner or later tips and resources to check if their SCOM databases are in proper condition and might want to check if there are some performance issues. The Operations Manager team has just published a very useful post for troubleshooting database performance issues. In addition there is a […]
Global Service Monitor has been around for quite some time now. If you never heard of Global Service Monitor then I would like to give you a short description by Microsoft. System Center Global Service Monitor is a cloud service that addresses this problem by extending the application monitoring capabilities in System Center 2012 beyond […]
Do you use any of the System Center products which use an agent? SCOM is one of these products which needs to have an agent installed on the monitored systems. But do you know how much space an agent really uses? Why is this important? Well, let’s assume you have to monitor an older operating […]
As you know there are different ways to achieve certain things. It always depends on your requirements. In my latest blog post I would like to show how relatively easy it is to monitor an OLE DB connection to an Oracle database and also get some performance data. My well-respected fellow SCSM Guru and MVP […]
If you want to know how much space your OperationsManger database is using you could run a SQL Report. Because it is a feature from SQL Server 2008 R2 it’s easily overseen I just want to show an example.
In this article I would like to share some SQL Server performance tuning tricks which will give an extra boost to your System Center infrastructure. I will focus on SQL Server 2008 R2 as this is the latest SQL Server edition. My attempt was to create a generic tuning guide for System Center but because […]