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System Center is a suite of different monitoring, configuration management, and automation tools Microsoft sells for the Windows operating system. Collectively they achieve Systems Management. SCOM, System Center Operations Manager, is the monitoring component of that suite. SCCM, System Center Configuration Manager, handles configuration management. HP ...


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I've got these bookmarked... http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/systemcenter/om/bb498235 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb310604.aspx (I'm a new member here, it wouldn't let me post more than two links)


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1) Yes. You will need an Active Directory infrastructure available. SCOM is heavily tied into those services. It is described further in the Infrastructure section of the Environmental Prerequisites. 2) Yes, but you may need a newer version of SCOM 2007. The original release version of SCOM does not support SQL 2008 because it didn't exist when it came ...


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This is entirely policy related and there's nothing you can do except suggest it if you're not in charge. If you want an admin to do something and they don't, then discipline if the only way. If you're not in a position to discipline anyone, then it's not your decision to make. You could always present your case to their manager and hope for the best, but ...


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None of these products will be impacted by the raising of the forest or domain functional levels. I can't think of a single application that would be impacted by this, as it typically only increases the number of features present in Active Directory.


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SQL 2008 R2 is now supported for migrations if you install SCOM 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 4. KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2449679/en-us Download Link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=39a871e0-d996-4568-be5d-2edb6f539330&displaylang=en Upgrade Procedure (I think this will still be updated): ...


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To the best of my knowledge, the OpsMgr agent can only send data to one server; it cannot 'serve two masters', so to speak. Actually the agent can absolutely report to two different management groups. It's called "Agent Multihoming". Basically you just find the agent in Add/Remove programs and modify the install, it will bring up a dialog that will ...


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According to the documentation, you can easily place a whole server in maintenance mode: In the Operations console, click the Monitoring button. In the Monitoring pane, expand Monitoring, and then click Computers. In the Computers pane, right-click the computer that you want to place into maintenance mode, click Maintenance Mode, and then click ...


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Answer found, and it's a bit unpleasant (at least if you were expecting the people creating management packs to actually know what they are doing). Extracted from the monitor's description: This monitor verifies forwarder availability by performing an NSLOOKUP on the targeted forwarder. The script executes nslookup -timeout=<value> ...


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If you need to check that SCOM agent is installed on this machine (which literally means that this machine is monitored by SCOM) - it's enough to check that the following Windows service is installed: - HealthService (it's display name different for different versions of SCOM and might be a "Microsoft Monitoring Agent" or "System Center Management ") If ...


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The maths add up for me. 55 > 2 > 1 > ? = SCOM Also, to be honest, the amount of stuff there is to monitor on a Windows machine, with all the various flavors of Microsoft software sitting on them, for me, would make a tool specialized in monitoring that product a priority. Lastly, I believe SCOM 2007 can monitor several *nix flavours, ESX, and any SNMP ...


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Microsoft's Documentation: How to move a site database in SCCM You must have SCCM 2007 SP1 installed with Hotfix KB955262 to use SQL 2008. For SCOM you must have SP2 installed. Then you get to move the three databases separately: Warehouse, Database, and Reporting.


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Have the OpsMgr 2007 guides on your computer Supported configurations, Quick Start Guide, Security Guide, Design Guide, Deployment Guide, Migration Guide, Admin Guide, Users Guide. Buy these books and get familiar with them. System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed by Kerrie Meyler, Cameron Fuller, John Joyner, and Andy Dominey and System Center ...


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SCOM 2007 R2 still does not support SQL 2008 R2 for existing installations. The latest cumulative update for SCOM (CU#3) was just released November 15 and didn't include support, so you will have a while to wait for a CU to cover it. You may be able to contact Microsoft Support and see if a hotfix is available through that route instead.


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Jmeter is great for this. It's not 100% obviously how to use as it's quite flexible, but there are plenty of load-testing tutorials out there for it.


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This is a known issue that is solved when installing upate rollup 2. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2706783/en-us Issue 2 The Set-SCOMLicense cmdlet fails if the management group evaluation expiration time-out has expired. So install update rollup 2 en retry inserting the license key.


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This article might help clarify a few things: http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2012/05/23/kb-understanding-operations-manager-maintenance-mode.aspx Is there a recommended way to put a server, and all its contained objects, into maintenance mode, reliably? Putting the computer object into maintenance mode should work. Since SCOM 2007 R2 ...


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Of course it can. There are also a lot of neat hardware vendor-specific packages for it.


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If powershell is installed on the RMS or RMSe then I would write a script that would check that the healthservice, cshost and omsdk services are running. I would also try to identify a concrete event message that indicates that your SCOM environment has lost connectivity to the database; the OpsMgr log will surely show this but I can't recall one off the ...


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This is not a false alert. It shows disc latency in excess of 40ms. Whether or not that is a PROBLEM is your definition - and you should adjust things. Acceptable disc latency really depends on whether the systems get too slow and it is a broad topic and one that has to be defined by you. On secondary VMs I accept 50 or even 100ms at times, on my main ...


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Since 2008, SQL Server answers on dynamic ports by default. You can set static ports in SQL Server Configuration Manager. To turn Dynamic Ports off, erase the 0 that appears on the right side, above the port number (in this case, 1433). Once you have static ports, you'll need to enable access to 1433 TCP and 1434 UDP.


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I had to configure the static ports for IP1, IP2, IPAll, Erase the 0 at Dynamic Ports and set TCP Ports to 1433, however, Im using a named instance. also open firewall ports Once you have static ports, you'll need to enable access to 1433 TCP and 1434 UDP. (Katherine Villyard) See Screen Shots for configuration details.


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The answer depends on your "actually correct" substance. If you need to do an analysis of JSON to distinguish correct and incorrect answers, you'll need to write rule or monitor with script/managed datasource. If you have SCOM2012 I'd recommend managed C# datasource, because it allows parsing JSON very easy using standard libraries and implement even pretty ...


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I found out that a custom discovery needed to be created based on the Windows Computer object that evaluated a registry key for the service. The Windows Computer object was automatically cloned into a new class that inherited all attributes of the base class plus the additional registry attribute that I defined. After that, it was just a matter of creating ...


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Taking longer then 10 seconds to respond actually gives you more to monitor and that could actually be good. I would avoid wrapping telnet directly if you can avoid it as it can be done nicer in powershell. Have a look at these two. I am sure you could put them both together so that when you make the call you timeout after your max acceptable time and ...


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Paessler makes such a tool and there is a free trial. Paessler Tool There are lots more but support from these folks is great


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From this link and this link it seems the official saying is it's not supported but there are couple of workarounds given if you would like to go that route. However it seems there is now official way to do so, which I found out by digging it for you: Blog and Microsoft KB And I could swear I saw somewhere on CU3 installation tips that upgrade is now ...


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There are two things that you might be looking for. To get a definitive answer for a computer account or a user account in any Active Directory you need to poll all Domain controllers and pick the most recent value reported for LastLogon because that is an AD attribute that is never replicated between DC's. That is what True Last Logon is doing. For ...



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