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UR9 for SCOM 2016 – Step by Step

KB Article for OpsMgr: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4546986/update-rollup-9-for-system-center-2016-operations-manager Download catalog site: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4546986 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: Fixed: On Windows Computer View of SCOM Console, Queries are optimized for better performance. Fixed: We have updated stored procedure to handle Alert Source Path Names which are greater than…

Monitoring SQL Agent Jobs in SCOM

This article covers SQL Agent job monitoring in the current SQL Version Agnostic Management pack, version 7.0.20.0 and later.   I will cover three conceptual areas: Out of the box experience and defaults SQL Agent only monitoring (monitoring all jobs at the agent level) SQL Agent Job monitoring (optionally discovering…

Fix Maintenance Mode Schedules after a DST time change

  Quick Download:  https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-Scheduled-Maintenance-3742485f   Maintenance Mode Schedules are a new feature since SCOM 2016.  However, one of the challenges with these schedules, is that they run one hour off their intended schedule time, after a Daylight Savings Time change. For instance, if you look at an existing schedule, you…

UR1 for SCOM 2019 – Step by Step

KB Article for OpsMgr: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4533415/update-rollup-1-for-system-center-operations-manager-2019 Download catalog site: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4533415 Download for the NEW Simplified Management Server Update: HERE Updated UNIX/Linux Management Packs: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=58208 Recommended hotfix page: https://kevinholman.com/2009/01/27/which-scom-hotfixes-should-i-apply/   New Features: Support for using Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA).  LINK Simplified management server patching – a new management server update process…

UR8 for SCOM 2016 – Step by Step

KB Article for OpsMgr: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4514877/update-rollup-8-for-system-center-2016-operations-manager Download catalog site: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=4514877 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: Fixed: CPU Spike issues because of workflows running on all agents at the same time is addressed through script optimization and removing the sync time. Fixed: Maintenance mode state…

How to discover and monitor a service with a wildcard for the service name

There are times when an application installs a Windows Service that uses inconsistent naming.  There might be a scenario where the Computer Name is inserted into the service name, or where random characters get generated in the service name. I wrote about this previously here:  https://kevinholman.com/2011/01/20/how-to-monitor-a-service-with-unique-names-across-multiple-computers-using-a-wildcard/   Now, I have…

SCOM Agent Initiated Maintenance mode with SCCM Maintenance Windows

  Quick Download:  https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-Maintenance-Mode-3563f160   This MP was an idea from Jason Daggett, the original work he did is at: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCCM-Service-Window-to-12a6c8a5 I have simply modified his work in a few ways, which I will explain below. This solution includes a Management Pack, a PowerShell script, and the MP guide.  The…