Filtering the SCSM SCOM Alert Connector

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A couple of weeks ago I used the SCSM SCOM Alert Connector. When using the connector Alerts from SC Operations Manager are synced to SC Service Manager and incidents are created based on an Incident Template. You can create rules in SCSM to specify for which alerts specific Incident templates are used. But that’s all you can do at the SCSM side. For all alerts which come through the connector an incident is created. We all know that SCOM can be a bit noisy, so how can we filter the SCOM Alert Connector?

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SCSM – SCOM Alert Connector SecureVantage Error

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During my last assignment I worked with the SCOM to SCSM Alert connector. This connector is syncing alerts from System Center Operations Manager to System Center Service Manager. This is a two-way connector, information from SCSM is synced back to Operations Manager. During the configuration of this connector we ran into an issue with Secure Vantage Audit Manager ACS Optimizer.

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SCOM: Service Monitoring – Part 3

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In the first part of my blog series about Service Monitoring I’ve described how Service Monitoring could be implemented en what parts of Service Monitoring are important. In the second part I’ve described the structure of Distributed Applications and how you can make your Distributed Applications dynamic. You can find Part 1 and Part 2 here. In this blogpost I want to focus on creating a distributed application and discovering monitoring objects using an external source. In my case the external source is an XML file.

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SCOM: Service Monitoring – Part 2

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In the first part of my blog series about Service Monitoring I’ve described how Service Monitoring could be implemented en what parts of Service Monitoring are important. One of the most important lesson was to create a process around Service Monitoring. You can find the first blogpost in this series here. In this second part I want to talk about the implementation of Service Monitoring in System Center Operations Manager 2012: Distributed Applications.

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SCOM 2012: Behavior when renaming a Windows agent

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Yesterday I received a question about how SCOM 2012 R2 is dealing with renames of servers. Will SCOM create new objects or will it just rename the existing objects. My first short answer was that a rename of a computer object will result in new objects in SCOM. In this blogpost I want to show you ‘prove’ for the fact that new objects are created.

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