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System Center Operations Manager (SCOM): Monitoring Citrix XenApp XenDesktop 7.18 – By Stoyan Chalakov

If you’ve tried or trying to monitor the new Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.18 product version with the Citrix SCOM Management Pack for XenApp and XenDesktop, you are familiar with it’s challenges. Our good friend Stoyan faced the similar challenge recently, and to give everyone out there a helping hand, he noted his solution down

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SCOM Troubleshooting: SQL Monitoring failed – Error after installing SCOM MP 7.0.15 for MS SQL – By Ruben Zimmermann

In this troubleshooting tip, Ruben talks about fixing the error you might encounter after you install the Management Pack for SQL version 7.0.15. Introduction After we updated the MS SQL Management Pack to 7.0.15 several servers threw alerts that monitoring isn’t working any more. The error message stated that a WMI query did not return

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Automate SQL Express Instance removal from SCOM with PowerShell – Ruben Zimmermann

Ruben is back again with another Powershell banger! This time he presents you a Powershell script that will automatically detect and remove the SQL Express Instances from SCOM monitoring and save you from unnecessary overhead of removing them manually! Introduction SQL Express Databases are a widely used storage for settings in applications or as data

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SCOM 2012 R2 to 1801 Side-by-Side Migration : The Powershell Way! – By Ruben Zimmermann

Ruben is back with another awesome blog post, and I have no doubt this one is going to help a lot of people! We all know the hassles of migrating your SCOM from one version to another, and it involves a lot of manual efforts. And especially so when you choose the side-by-side upgrade path.

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Linux/UNIX agent failover and Resource Pools – Debunking the Myth! – Part 2

We discussed about the common misconceptions regarding failover for Windows agents in SCOM in the previous post (part 1). In this part, as promised, Stoyan Chalakov is going to be discussing about the failover for Linux machines monitored by SCOM. Here goes: Linux/UNIX agent failover and Resource Pools – debunking the myth – Part 2

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Authoring PowerShell SCOM Console Tasks in XML – Ruben Zimmermann

Summary: This post describes how to create PowerShell SCOM Console Tasks in XML along three examples. Introduction: Console Tasks are executed on the SCOM Management Server. Three examples show how to create them using Visual Studio. Task 1: Displaying a Management Server’s Last-Boot-Time [DisplayLastBootTime] Executes a PowerShell script which displays the result in a MessageBox

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