Archive for category SCOM

Cluster CSV disk monitoring with #scom #sysctr

The standard cluster disk monitoring management pack falls short on monitoring cluster disks and cluster shared volumes (CSV). I wrote on the topic a while ago (The new OS management pack and cluster disks) and it was time to add some more contents to the previsou management pack. In my previous post I wrote I […]


Windows #Azure backup agent monitoring with #sysctr #scom

In the last couple of months, I worked head down to build an offer for an hybrid cloud solution based on Windows Azure. The solution is aimed at giving a quick answer to all the scenarios where a new project needs to be activated “for yesterday”. I know, you know. Enabling an hybrid cloud using […]

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Advanced DataItem XML extraction in #scom #sysctr

The Management Pack authors know workflow modules pass data one to the other via an XML document. There are many filtering options, most of them are based on condition detections modules where the proper xpath query can be used to select or check for the correct value. The XML query engine in Operations Manager uses […]


How to install the #scom agent on a #scsm portal server (#sysctr)

  … without reinstalling service manager portal. Quick tip for the following scenario: you have a distributed Service Manager infrastructure with the Service Manager Portal installed on a system that is not the management server nor the data warehouse server. In this configuration when you try to install the Operations Manager 2012 agent (SP1 or […]

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Network devices dynamic group membership #sysctr #scom

The scenario As a System Center solution provider and consultant I often face complex scenarios where multi tenancy and administrative delegation is a must. One of the latest challenges I faced has been about Operations Manager console scoping in a complex and distributed architecture. The customer used to have gateways and sites to partition the […]

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