Archive for category Agent health

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 […]


Post dated data in your OpsMgr database

About two years ago I posted about the complete lack of input validation in OpsMgr that could lead to all sort of troubles. The post dated data is one I’ve come though several times Post dated data – reprise. Recently a new KB has been published on the subject "Configuration may not update in System […]

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Using SCOM as a basic configuration audit system – Part 1

I’m going to start a series of articles, I don’t know how many yet, on how to use your OpsMgr infrastructure to check for proper configuration of the managed systems. Then number of posts will be based on how much I can write in one hour J. The basic need started with the growing number […]


The quest for agent health – agent cpu usage unreliability

As you know, one of my primary focus is on OpsMgr agent health, all we know MPs quality could be better and that there’s no limit in the smart monitoring rules we can writ, but if the infrastructure is having issues all your monitoring efforts are useless. My two goals for agent health are: be […]


Things to make and do for agent health

I read several post about issues agents are facing even with R2. Yes R2 has still issues (clustering anyone?), but before pointing your finger at OpsMgr you should consider that a monitoring agent uses interfaces that are not normally used and this can lead to “new” bug discovered in OS or application components. So it’s […]