Lars Villaume Jørgensen

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Bluestripe acquired by Microsoft

It was with great excitement that I read that Microsoft has acquired Bluestripe . I have been working with their product Factfinder for a while now and is impressed with it’s features. The acquisition means even better integration and features for a solution that is already great and right now provide immense value to any SCOM and SCSM solution, which is why we always recommend our customers to consider Factfinder as part of their System Center implementation. Without Bluestripe’s product Factfinder, mapping services and creating distributed applications in SCOM, is typically a manual task and requires you to collect information [...]

By | 2015-06-11T10:18:08+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Operations Manager (SCOM)|1 Comment

How to populate object properties with data from a database using PowerShell

  You probably know how you can use a registry discovery to populate properties on windows computer instances, but what if you already have the data in SQL database/CMDB and want to avoid having to first write the data to the registry and then use a discovery to get the data into SCOM? Or what if the objects are not windows computers and hence the registry method is not an option? The solution is to use PowerShell to read  the data from the database and then update the objects in SCOM. This post will show you how to do this [...]

By | 2014-12-09T04:09:00+00:00 December 9th, 2014|Operations Manager (SCOM), Powershell|0 Comments

Monitoring Exchange 2013

With Exchange 2013 a new way of monitoring workloads appeared, at least in the windows world. Managed Availability is the name and my guess is, that we will see more of this type of monitoring going forward. As a SCOM administrator you have limited possibilities of creating overrides for Exchange 2013 monitoring. This must be done by an Exchange administrator in the Exchange Management Shell, but you still need to know how this is done so you can work with the Exchange administrator to tweak the default monitoring configuration. I recommend reading these articles to begin with: Understanding how Exchange [...]

By | 2014-09-18T13:54:06+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Operations Manager (SCOM)|3 Comments

Seeing Event ID’s 10801 and 33333 on your management servers?

If you see event ID 108101 and 33333 in pairs on your management servers, then you might have relationship discoveries that are failing due to missing target instances. Today I was troubleshooting this issue at a customer. The content of the event ID 33333. The thing to notice is “The specified relationship doesn’t have a valid target” An the event ID 10801. The key information here's is the Discoveryid Copy the discovery ID and enter it in this power shell cmd [guid]$g = "7cf81cf1-b2f2-6242-571e-c4c988639eef" Get-SCOMDiscovery | where {$_.Id -eq $g}   In the result you can see the display name [...]

By | 2017-08-22T10:36:33+00:00 June 26th, 2014|Operations Manager (SCOM)|3 Comments

SCOM 2012 R2 APM and Visual Studio TFS 2013 Integration

If you are interested to see how Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and the TFS integration looks in SCOM 2012 R2, then check this short video out. In the video, I demo how three .Net applications are monitored using APM and how alerts from each of them are synchronized to TFS as work items, either to the default project or specific projects and areas. One of the applications that I use for this demo is our Coretech Dashboard for SCOM 2012 and up. Screenshots from the video: APM alerts in SCOM....   …and a work item record in TFS with the [...]

By | 2014-06-06T11:30:08+00:00 June 6th, 2014|Operations Manager (SCOM)|0 Comments

Where is the alert history?

This error has been there before in OpsMgr 2007 and also resolved, however it has been re-introduced in SCOM 2012 and is still an issue in SCOM R2 UR2. If you have active alerts without any alert history or only a recent entry, then it is due to this bug. Until a fix comes out the workaround is to update the store procedure that takes care of alert grooming. I recommend you raise a support case with Microsoft to get the workaround from Microsoft. But the workaround will be this one. Important – test this in your SCOM test environment [...]

By | 2014-05-08T15:35:16+00:00 May 8th, 2014|Operations Manager (SCOM)|0 Comments