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How to transition to the SQL Version Agnostic MP

Recently, Microsoft released a new SQL MP, Version 7.0.15.0. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56203 This new MP supports discovery and monitoring of SQL 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, and later versions of SQL Server.  It is completely different than all previously released SQL Management Packs, the older ones I will refer to as “Legacy”…

UR7 for SCOM 2016 – Step by Step

KB Article for OpsMgr: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4492182/update-rollup-7-for-system-center-2016-operations-manager Download catalog site: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4492182 Updated UNIX/Linux Management Packs: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29696 Recommended hotfix page: https://kevinholman.com/2009/01/27/which-scom-hotfixes-should-i-apply/ Key fixes: Improved the performance of SCOM console in listing the groups. Users of a scoped group are not able to use the Console.  (this resolves the bug introduced in UR6) Fix:…

SCOM 2019 Log On As A Service Management Pack Helper

One of the changes in SCOM 2019 is that RunAs accounts now require Log on as a service, instead of Log on locally, which I previously discussed here: https://kevinholman.com/2019/03/14/security-changes-in-scom-2019-log-on-as-a-service/ If you deploy SCOM 2019 agents, and use RunAs accounts, you might see these events: Log Name:      Operations ManagerSource:        HealthServiceEvent ID:     …

New Administrative Console Views in SCOM 2019

In the SCOM Console you will see some new views in the Administration panel: These actually aren’t new for SCOM 2019, they existed in 1801/1807 as well.  These are driven by a Management Pack discovery, in the MP: Microsoft.SystemCenter.OperationsManager.Internal (Operations Manager Internal Library).  The new discovery is Microsoft.SystemCenter.OM.Products.Discovery (Discovery of…

SCOM 2019 – QuickStart Deployment Guide

There is already a very good deployment guide posted on Microsoft Docs here:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/deploy-overview The following article will cover a basic install of System Center Operations Manager 2019.   The concept is to perform a limited deployment of OpsMgr, only utilizing as few servers as possible, but enough to demonstrate the…

SCOM 2016 Security Account Matrix

Below you will find a security account matrix for SCOM 2016, that includes all the common security accounts in SCOM, and their default or recommended permissions.  This includes the management servers, the database servers, SQL Role permissions, and database mappings.  You can use this to correct deployments where permissions got…

SCOM 2019 is HERE!

Download:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-system-center-2019 Documentation:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/whats-new-in-om?view=sc-om-2019 QuickStart Guide:  https://kevinholman.com/2019/03/14/scom-2019-quickstart-deployment-guide/ Official announcement:  https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2019/03/07/coming-soon-microsoft-system-center-2019/ SCOM 2019 went GA on March 14th 2019. The Semi-Annual Channel (1801/1807) will not be continued. New features and fixes will come in Update Rollups every 6 months. So now we get the best of both worlds….  new features added…