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Integrate your SCOM “Company Knowledge” with your companies wiki page

It is pretty easy to use Enhanced Notification Service for SCOM to link back to your Company Knowledge base.  This can be any wiki url. In the install directory you will find the EmailBodyTemplate used to produce alert email message. Simply remove the remarks and customize the variables to your wiki, and create a custom…

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Testing to see if a port is open to a SCOM server when you don’t have Portqry or Telnet

Something that I run across a lot in helping clients test connectivity issues in firewalled environments, is “is there a firewall blocking port 5723 traffic?” In the past we would use tools like Telnet, or Portqry to test port connectivity, but often this is not installed and not easily available.  Luckily, we always have PowerShell!…

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SCOM 1801: Updated management packs for Open Source Software OSS v7.7.1129.0

The updated Management packs for OSS MySQL and Apache can be found here. The Management Packs for Open Source Software enable discovering, monitoring, and managing MySQL Server and Apache HTTP Server. They provide reactive and proactive monitoring of MySQL Server and Apache HTTP Server running on Linux operating systems. The monitoring provided by the Open Source…

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SCOM 1801: Updates management packs for SQL Server v7.0.7.0

SQL Server SQL Server 2017+ –  here SQL Server 2016 – here SQL Server 2014 – here SQL Server 2008-2012 – here SSAS SSAS 2016 – here SSAS 2014 – here SSAS 2012 – here SSAS 2008 – here SSRS (Native Mode) SSRS 2016 – here SSRS 2014 – here SSRS 2012 – here SSRS 2008 – here SQL Server 2017+ MP New Features and Fixes Implemented an ability to monitor SQL Server Cluster instances locally; formerly, it was…

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New version Enhanced Notification Service for SCOM 1.1.0.8

New version released – Enhanced Notification Service for SCOM. Supported Operations Manager versions: 2012, 2012 Sp1, SCOM 2012 R2, 2016, and SCOM 1801 You can access the upgrade through your account at http://www.lissproductions.com/my-account/ 1.1.0.8 (Release) – 2018-07-16 – New version of SCOM supported 1801. – Bug Fixed – Bug – Microsoft.Linux.Universal.* rules do not display alertprincipalname…

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MP Update: Windows Server 2016 MP version 10.0.21.0

Quick download:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54303 This MP contains several updates and fixes, depending on what version you are currently running. 1.  Time Sync Monitoring The MP contains a relatively new monitor for Time Accuracy: This monitor was very noisy in previous versions of this MP.  Changes made:  This now ships disabled out of the box.  If you…

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Implementing TLS 1.2 enforcement with SCOM

Quicklinks: Download Script Download Management Pack This is a requirement that I see is picking up steam with customers.  Customers are getting told by their security teams that they need to support their application and database servers using TLS 1.2 only, and no previous protocols enabled for SCHANNEL communications. The good news: is that SCOM…

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UR5 for SCOM 2016 – Step by Step

  KB Article for OpsMgr:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4090987/update-rollup-5-for-system-center-2016-operations-manager Download catalog site:  http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4090987 Updated UNIX/Linux Management Packs:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29696 Recommended hotfix page:  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2009/01/27/which-hotfixes-should-i-apply/ NOTE:  I get this question every time we release an update rollup:   ALL SCOM Update Rollups are CUMULATIVE.  This means you do not need to apply them in order, you can always just apply the latest…

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SCOM 2016 now supports SQL 2016 SP1

SQL 2016 Service Pack 1 is now supported for SCOM 2016 deployments. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/plan-sqlserver-design#sql-server-requirements There is no Update Rollup level requirement for this.  You can deploy SCOM 2016 in new deployments on SQL 2016 SP1, and you may upgrade existing deployments to SQL 2016 SP1. from Kevin Holman’s System Center Blog https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2017/10/03/scom-2016-now-supports-sql-2016-sp1/

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