Today I run into an issue with the Global Service Monitor configuration in my SCOM 2012 R2 environment. The GSM subscription was configured some time ago but I was forgotten with which account this was done. For some time I received alerts that I had to renew my certificate for the communication with GSM in Azure. After some time the Global Service Monitor stopped working. I tried to renew the certificate with another subscription credentials but that failed. I could not find a very easy solution so I decided to reset the whole Global Service monitor implementation.In this blogpost I want to explain what I did.
Filtering the SCSM SCOM Alert ConnectorStandard
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?
SCSM – SCOM Alert Connector SecureVantage ErrorStandard
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.
SCOM: Service Monitoring – Part 3Standard
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.
SCOM: Service Monitoring – Part 2Standard
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.
SCOM 2012: Behavior when renaming a Windows agentStandard
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.
SCOM: Service Monitoring – Part 1Standard
The last couple of months I was busy with ‘preparing for’ and ‘presenting on’ 2 events. My first presentation was on a Dutch community event called Expertslive and 2 weeks ago I presented on the 4th edition of the NIC conference. The topic of both presentations was Service Monitoring. How can we enhance our monitoring by adding Service Monitoring to our SCOM environments? In the following series of blogposts I want to share this information also through my blog. In this first part I want to look into what’s Service Monitoring.
Squared Up: Upgrading version 1.9 to 2.0Standard
This blogpost is about upgrading your existing 1.9 version of Squared Up to new released version 2.0. Squared Up is a very rich HTML 5 dashboarding solution with Alert and Reporting functionality. Squared Up can replace your existing Operations Manager Web Console. Version 1.9 already contained very rich functionalities to replace your Web Console but with version 2.0 we get improvements. A list of new functionality and the download can be found here.
SCOM 2012: Process Monitoring on Session Hosted ServersStandard
This week I received a question about process monitoring. The question was about monitoring CPU and Memory usage of processes on RDS or Citrix XenApp Session Host servers. Process monitoring is one of the standard capabilities so I started with configuring process monitoring through the template which you can find in the Authoring section. But the results were not what I wanted to see. Check this blog to see why!
SCOM 2012: New updates to Squared Up (version 1.9)Standard
Yesterday I attended a webinar about a new version of the Squared Up dashboarding solution for System Center Operations Manager 2012. Squared Up contains beside a dashboard functionality also an Alert management and reporting functionality. Squared Up is written in HTML5 and therefore usable on almost all devices. Continue reading