Custom SCOM Dashboard with PowerShell Grid Widget

A while ago I wanted to create a simple Dashboard which uses PowerShell Grid Widget. I soon found this article.

So I started from there..

The scenario I wanted to do is to get status and uptime of computers which I select in SCOM Dashboard. And the outcome was this:

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If you want to know how to do it read more 😉

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Operations Manager 2012 R2 Custom PowerShell Module

This Module was updated.

Get-JLabSCOMInfrastructureVersion CmdLet now also recognizes UR9

This post will talk about my new PowerShel SCOM Module.

CmdLets in this Module:
Get-JLabSCOMAgentManagementGroup => Gets to which management Groups Particular Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) is connecting.
Add-JLabSCOMAgentToManagementGroup => Adds MMA to particular management group.
Remove-JLabSCOMAgentFromManagementGroup => Removes MMA from particular management group

Get-JLabSCOMAgentManaged => Gets Agents Which are managed by Particular Management Group
Remove-JLabSCOMAgentManaged => Removes Agent from particular Management Group (for Server deprovisioning)

Get-JLabSCOMInfrastructureVersion => Gets on which UR version is currently our OpsMgr Infrastructure (Can be used to check if upgrade was successful)
Get-JLabSCOMAgentUrVersion => Displays On which UR versions are Agents in our SCOM infrastructure.

Module Can be downloaded from TechNet Gallery.

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Alerting on Deadlocks with the SQL Server Management Pack

I found great article written by Jimmy Harper which in short states that:

  1. There is a rule which is targeted at DB Engine which checks for Application event ID 1205
  2. These Events are not triggered out of the box, so we must “do some stuff on SQL “

If you want to get details on how to do it, you can visit this post.

All the credits go to Jimmy

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Is SCOM going to be lost in the haze of Cloud?

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This question has been bothering me for quite a while. What are we doing, are we working on a dead product..?

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I came to few conclusions while walking my pet Rex (who has extinct by the way, what an irony).

If we want to answer this question we have to compare Operations Management Suite (OMS) with SCOM.

Thing that I brainstormed was what SCOM can do that OMS cannot and vice versa. By doing that I got a hunch that:

Short answer: No.

A bit longer answer: No, at least not in near future.

Then I found this Great Whitepaper written by Cameron Fuller. He really did outstanding job by putting all the things on a paper by writing great whitepaper. 🙂 Since this is a complex question this is the best way to do it. Put all the facts in one place and then the wind blows and haze goes away. Then we can clearly see Cloud and SCOM.

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Topics in this whitepaper are:

•A history of Operations Manager and what conclusions we can draw from that history

•Cloud first, mobile first, and it’s impacts on SCOM

•The Microsoft Operations Management Suite and how it compares with Operations Manager

•Monitoring available within Azure, and solutions to monitor Azure

•The Cloud Platform Stack, WAP, and Azure Stack

•Architecting Operations Manager to run in the cloud

I really really suggest you to read it. If you missed link, here it is Cameron Fuller White paper – “Tackling the elephant in the room for Operations Manager administrators

P.S.

If you do not know who Rex is and want to find out read my Whoami

C U Soon

Jure

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Check if SCOM 2012 R2 Infrastructure was upgraded to UR7 – PS Script

This Script Checks if SCOM 2012 R2 Infrastructure was upgraded to UR7.

1.) Script Gets, All Management Servers, Gateway Servers and Web Console Server

2.) Then it checks if there are event log entries which indicate Successful UR7 Installation

3.) It checks file version in OpsMgr installation folder and displays all updated files.

You can download Script from Here.

C U

Jure

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SCOM Monitor – Failed Accessing Windows Event Log => Microsoft-Windows-AppLocker/EXE and DLL

Hi All,

A few day ago I bumped into an issue..

Failed Accessing Windows Event Log Monitors went into warning state on particular servers. Event Log that could not be accessed was: Microsoft-Windows-AppLocker/EXE and DLL

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Check if SCOM 2012 R2 Infrastructure was upgraded to UR6 – PS Script

This Script Checks if SCOM 2012 R2 Infrastructure was upgraded to UR6.

1.) Script Gets, All Management Servers, Gateway Servers and Web Console Server

2.) Then it checks if there are event log entries which indicate Successful UR6 Installation

3.) It checks file version in OpsMgr installation folder and displays all updated files.

You can download Script from Here.

C U

Jure

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