Category: SCOM

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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SCOM User Session Duration – Powershell

A few days ago, I needed to find out how many users are connecting to SCOM daily/weekly and how long was each user connected. Out-of-the-box SCOM does not provide you a way of doing this. So I started looking around for some hints. I came across this article, which looked pretty convincing. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dirkbri/2014/10/15/an-approach-of-collecting-and-analyzing-scom-2012-sdk-connections/ This looked

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Guest Blog – Authoring a PowerShell Agent Task in XML – By Ruben Zimmermann

It is my absolute pleasure to announce this guest blog today. My good friend Ruben has come up with a fantastic community MP that is going to make all of our lives a lot easier 🙂 I will let him talk about it himself. All yours, Ruben! – Authoring a PowerShell Agent Task in XML

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SCOM Event Based Monitoring – Part 2 – Rules

In the last post we discussed about event based monitoring options SCOM  provides with Monitors. You can find it here: SCOM Event Based Monitoring – Part 1 – Monitors In this post we are going to discuss the event based monitoring options using SCOM Rules. Basically the highlighted options in the image below: As we

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SCOM Event Based Monitoring – Part 1 – Monitors

In this post I’m discussing about the possibilities SCOM provides with event detection monitoring using monitors. I’ve written a similar blog for creating services, which you can see here: SCOM BASIC SERVICE MONITOR VS. WINDOWS SERVICE TEMPLATE Alright, so just go to Authoring -> Expand Management Pack Objects -> Monitors -> Create a Monitor ->

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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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