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Self Tuning Thresholds – love and hate

Mostly hate.  Self tuning thresholds were a new concept for OpsMgr 2007.  They “attempt” to “learn” what is normal for a performance counter, and alert when the value is outside of the learned baseline.  This is great when we have performance counters that will vary widely from company to company,…

Agent discovery and push troubleshooting in SCOM 2007

OpsMgr 2007 Agent troubleshooting: There is a GREAT graphical display of the Agent discovery and push process, taken from: http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2007/12/10/how-does-computer-discovery-work-in-opsmgr-2007.aspx   Agent Prerequisites: Supported Operating System Version (see below) Windows Installer 3.1 MSXML 6 Parser Agent push requirements (including firewall ports): The account being used to push the agent must…

Adding custom information to alert descriptions and notifications

Alert Description Variables: The following section contains variables for the Alert Description only. For event Rules (Alert Description): EventDisplayNumber (Event ID):              $Data/EventDisplayNumber$ EventDescription (Description):               $Data/EventDescription$ Publisher Name (Event Source):              $Data/PublisherName$ EventCategory:                                     $Data/EventCategory$ LoggingComputer:                                $Data/LoggingComputer$ EventLevel:                                          $Data/EventLevel$ Channel:                                              $Data/Channel$ UserName:                                           $Data/UserName$ EventNumber:                                      $Data/EventNumber$ Event Time:                                          $Data/@time$ For event Monitors (Alert Description):…