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Month: November 2015

SCOM Maintenance Mode for Windows Cluster

SCOM Maintenance Mode for Windows Cluster

You may already use some scripts to put Windows servers in maintenance mode, but sometimes you need to handle the fact that targeted Windows computers are part of a Windows cluster. In this case, you will need put all of the cluster objects in maintenance mode otherwise, SCOM will generate an alert (by default) for network, disks, etc. So, I wrote a little PowerShell script to check if a Windows computer is part of a Windows cluster in SCOM, and put…

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How to Add Overridable Parameters to a SCOM Monitor Type

How to Add Overridable Parameters to a SCOM Monitor Type

When you create a monitor unit in SCOM you need to specify a monitor type that defines the schema, operation, parameters of the monitor. But sometimes you need more parameters or functionalities than default monitor types provided by Microsoft for example. In this case, a client needed the possibility to override thresholds values of a custom management pack monitor directly from the console. At first, it was not possible because the monitor was based on standard Microsoft monitor type: Microsoft.Windows.TimedScript.ThreeStateMonitorType. This…

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Error: SCOM Alerts Showing in a Different Language

Error: SCOM Alerts Showing in a Different Language

If you have SCOM agent all around the world, you will probably face this issue. Mostly for event monitor based, alert description field could be in a different language (non-English), even for OS installed with En-Us language settings. To resolve this issue, you’ll need to modify some registry keys of your SCOM agent service account. By default, the account used by SCOM agent service is Local System (SID S-1-5-18). The keys you need to modify on each server where your encounter the…

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System Center 2012 R2 – High Availability: Configuration Manager

System Center 2012 R2 – High Availability: Configuration Manager

To finish this series about how to implement each product of System Center 2012 R2 suite as highly available and how to backup & recover them, in this article we will focus on System Center Configuration Manager. System Center Virtual Machine Manager System Center Orchestrator System Center Operations Manager System Center Data Protection Manager System Center Service Manager In order to make your Configuration Manager infrastructure highly available you will have to: Deploy each Configuration Manager site database on a SQL Server failover…

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