There are sometimes alerts which might contain some strange id’s which are not as informational as you might would like have. One way to find out what is hiding behind this id is to use a SCOM Powershell command. As an example, today I received an alert that looked like this…
Recently I ran into a problem while installing the reporting components of SCOM 2012. Everything went well until selecting the SQL Server instance and clicking “Next”. The error below hit my screen.
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.
I experienced in a relatively small environment that the Discovery Wizard in SCOM 2012 is running forever. I rejected some pending agents which were discovered properly but stayed in a “Installation in progress” state. After I rejected these agents and wanted to re-discover these servers the Discovery Wizard kept runnig forever.
In SCOM 2007 R2 during the installation process you were ask to enter a SCOM administrator group. This group was automatically added in the SCOM console to Administration/User Roles/Profile: Administrator/Operations Manager Administrators. In SCOM 2012 per default the server local BUILTIN\Administrators group will be added. So far so good. If you decide to remove this […]
If you are monitoring Active Directory in a multi-domain environment you might only want to monitor certain domain controller because you don’t have the administrative sovereignty nor any permission to access the other systems.In that case you probably installed the SCOM agents to your domain controllers and imported the Active Directory management pack. If so […]
I am sure during your Operations Manager career you already faced some WMI errors while installing e.g. Active Directory or XenApp management packs. A few days ago I installed the XenApp 6.0 MP in SCOM 2007 R2. Suddenly errors 0x80041001 and 0x80041002 appeared in Active Alerts view. WMI errors are always kind of pain in […]
If you have installed the latest Active Directory management pack and if you try to start an Active Directory related task e.g. DCDIAG, REPADMIN etc. on a Windows 2008 / 2008 R2 domain controller you will receive an error that these files are not found. On Windows 2003 domain controller you had to install the […]