Archive for category Bug

#scom OS MP 6.0.7294.0 serious flaw

a new MP has been released that should fix the issue. Not tested yet. Just a quick warning to all the SCOM admins reading. The latest OS MP (6.0.7294.0) has a serious flaw with logical disks performance collection. Basically it squares you collected perf data points for logical disks. Based on your environment this can […]


#scom 2012 R2 agents don’t upgrade to UR2

#scom 2012 R2 agents don’t upgrade to UR2 The freshly released UR2 for system center 2012 R2 operations manager has a nasty issue where agents (silently) fail to upgrade. This can be solved forcing an agent repair. Read more at this Stan post on SystemCenterCentral.


In-place upgrading an Hyper-v host from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2

With the overwhelming R2 release on October 18th I had to prepare my lab for several sessions I had to deliver on R2. One of the first tasks was to upgrade my hosts to Windows Server 2012 R2. Alas this upgrade was not as smooth as it should be, so to keep with “what hurts […]

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Are your #scom availability reports gray?

After a pretty long time I had to assess IT services availability using some custom Key Health Indicators. Operations Manager with its service based model is the right tool for this kind of assessment and the involved customer has an System Center 2012 Operations Manager (OpsMgr) deployment. I confidently started to drill through the standard […]


Applying Update Rollup 2 (UR2) to OpsMgr 2012 SP1–be warned #sysctr #scom

This is a quick warning note for the IT Deps who rushed to install UR2 for OpsMgr, Kevin Holman has blogged about his experience “Applying Update Rollup 2 (UR2) to OpsMgr 2012 SP1“, it is as usual a comprehensive guide, but it misses a critical point for the OpsMgr infrastructures who deploy gateway servers. As […]