This week Microsoft announced the Microsoft Azure Operational Insights. But what is Azure Operational Insights? Well, it is a cloud based tool which has grown over the past 3 years and it is a good example where you can see how technology evolved.
SCOM 2012 R2 Technical Preview – A Box of Chocolates?
I was asked few times during my engagements what has changed in the System Center Operations Manager Technical Preview. Microsoft released few weeks ago a first technical preview of Windows 10, Windows Server and System Center. You can download Windows 10 here , for Windows Server and System Center you need to have a MSDN […]
Jalasoft – Xian SNMP Device Simulator V5
At some point in your SCOM career you need to have quick access to a network device because you either need to show the SCOM network monitoring capabilities, develop a SNMP management pack or you might need to build some custom SNMP monitors or rules. I think it is always a pain to carry a […]
SCOM 2012 – SNMP Traps, How The Heck Do I Get It Working?
In this post I would like to share some know-how and my personal experience, because I have seen it so many times in the forums and other blogs which had trouble getting SNMP Traps working in SCOM 2012. The difference between SCOM 2007 R2 and SCOM 2012 (R2) in terms of network monitoring is, that […]
SCOM 2012 – NiCE Log File Library MP Monitoring Robocopy Log File
If you are reading my blog frequently, you know I like excellent ideas, solutions and superb management packs. This time, a company called NiCE is going to provide such a management pack to the community – for free! YES! But first who is NiCE? NiCE is a German company, which has been on the market […]
SCOM – Global Service Monitor Using Visual Studio Web Test
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 […]
SCOM 2012 R2 – PowerShell To Determine Agent Required Disk Space
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 […]
PowerShell 4.0 – Checking SCOM Required Ports
If you are going to install SCOM there are requirements which you have to be aware of. Microsoft has a great article on TechNet which describes precisely what the requirement and supported configuration is for your SCOM setup. Depending on the size of your (distributed) SCOM infrastructure, you might have to install several management servers, […]
SCOM 2012 – OpsLogix Oracle Intelligent Management Pack Custom Templates
As you might know I am Swiss guy and we are famous for our hand-crafted, precise watches and exact work we do. I am always trying to find other great things which also match these qualities. In terms of SCOM I like management packs which work precise like Swiss watches and are as useful as […]
SCOM 2012 R2 Java APM – MP Installation and Configuration (Part 3)
Finally we are going to install and configure Java APM management pack. Just for a small recap, we have a monitored Linux server and a fully functional Tomcat application server in place which is configured for deep monitoring. Cool, huh? Now we would like to get some hands on performance of one of the applications […]