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27
Sep

OMS Log Analytics: The New Experience

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There’s never been a better time to implement Operations Management Suite Log Analytics than now. The platform has recently experienced its largest and most fundamental update since its inception, providing even greater analytics capabilities than ever before, while still retaining all the functionality and solutions that users have grown to love.   Microsoft recently announced […]

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07
Dec

PowerShell Training: Switch Parameter Validation

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Summary There are many ways to validate the presence of a [switch] parameter within a PowerShell script or function, but some are definitely better. This post provides a PowerShell function that demonstrates the results of various validation methods and specifies which methods should be used. Introduction PowerShell provides a number of options for both accepting […]

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26
Oct

PowerShell Training: Sorting Version Numbers

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Summary Sorting version numbers as strings can fail to order them correctly, but the [Version] type accelerator can be used to sort them correctly. Introduction Here at Model Technology Solutions, we spend a lot of our time writing PowerShell and we have a number of processes for managing that code. As part of one of […]

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07
Sep

SCSM: Event 33610 and Extreme Slowness

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Summary Extreme slowness in the SCSM console combined with a flood of 33610 events can sometimes be caused by communication issues between the SCSM management servers and the SQL servers; enabling SQL’s Named Pipes setting for the SQL instances can quickly alleviate the issue. Introduction   Recently I was called into a client to troubleshoot […]

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26
Jul

SCOM: Simplifying SharePoint Monitoring Configuration

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Summary SharePoint monitoring in SCOM has a unique configuration that is often overlooked or implemented incorrectly. This post contains a pair of SCOM management packs intended to simplify the configuration of SharePoint monitoring. Introduction System Center Operations Manager has been a first-class tool for monitoring an on-premises SharePoint environment for over a decade, as official […]

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09
Jun

SCSM: UR7 Bug & Fix: Activity Implementers Unable to Complete Manual Activities

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Summary SCSM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 7 introduced a bug with the permissions of Activity Implementers. This post contains a script used to create a workaround until the bug is addressed. Introduction   In a previous post (link), I discussed why SCSM 2012 R2’s Update Rollup 7 was essential to any organization using SCSM. That […]

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11
Apr

Exploring OMS: Log Analytics Solutions

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Summary   As part of a series exploring the features and usage of OMS, this post discusses the nature and usage of OMS Solutions. Introduction   Welcome to the “Exploring OMS” series, where we talk about the features, functionality, and usage of Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite (OMS). For the uninformed, OMS is an “IT Management […]

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17
Feb

Have SCOM? Test OMS with Ease!

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Summary   This post shows how to leverage your existing SCOM investment to rapidly onboard and test OMS, Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite.   Introduction   If you work as a systems administrator and don’t live under a rock, odds are good that you’ve heard about Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite (OMS). It is being branded as […]

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30
Dec

PowerShell Training: The “Do…Until” Loop

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Summary   This post describes how to use the “Do…Until” loop in PowerShell scripts.   Introduction   Happy Holidays, everyone. One truth I’ve encountered in the IT field is that the week between Christmas and New Years’ Day is nigh-universally both a production freeze and a time with the most staff out on vacation. With […]

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04
Nov

SCOM: Access Performance Data with PowerShell

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Summary   This post describes how to access performance data from SCOM via PowerShell.   Introduction   One of the most useful elements of SCOM’s monitoring is the collection and storage within SCOM of monitored system’s performance data. This collection allows a SCOM operator to access and compare performance data from monitored systems within the […]

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