Windows Agents and Failover – Debunking the Myth!

The myth: “If the primary Management Server is down, the windows agents will automatically failover to any Management Server in the Resource Pool.” It’s been 6 years since the release of SCOM 2012, and yet, the understanding around the failover process in SCOM is still widely confused. SCOM 2012 came out with the concept of

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Cyril Azoulay – An expert behind the mask! – [Interview]

I am a regular visitor/contributor to the SCOM Technet Forums and regularly meet many experts from around the globe there. Fortunately for me I eventually became friends/acquaintances with many of them. One of them is Cyril! If you have posted a question in the forums, you may very well have received the solution from a “CyrAz”, that’s

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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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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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