Category: Microsoft

SCOM Basic Service Monitor Vs. Windows Service Template

Every now and then I’ve seen questions regarding this on the Technet forums. The most usual question is “A service XXX failure alert is being generated by a server where this service isn’t even present! What’s going on?” The Basic Service Monitor: This is a simple monitor that simply puts an instance of the monitor

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SCOM Management Group

Here we’re going to talk about something very important and basically the root of everything. Without this your SCOM does not exist. Essentially, this is what your whole SCOM setup is called – The Management Group. Yet, this is not something you’d work with daily. In fact, in most environments it’s just an install-and-forget kinda

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Did You Ever Think of Disabling Performance Collection in SCOM?

We need to disable all performance data collection rules and instead collect those performances by other more suitable systems such as Elasticsearch or Splunk. Don’t get me wrong SCOM is a fantastic platform for monitoring, it has a very sophisticated discovery engine, great self-monitoring agent capabilities, operation tasks, alerting and monitoring. They are all great,

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