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Alerting on SNMP traps in SCOM – Without discovering the SNMP Device

Well, sort of, anyway.     I have written on SNMP monitoring in SCOM a few times: https://kevinholman.com/2015/02/03/snmp-trap-monitoring-with-scom-2012-r2/ https://kevinholman.com/2015/12/16/how-to-discover-a-windows-computer-as-a-network-device-in-scom-2012/ https://kevinholman.com/2016/04/20/writing-a-custom-class-for-your-network-devices/   This one will be a little different. One of the challenges I have heard many times with SCOM – is that we must discover a network device, in order…

Demo SCOM Script Template

  I thought I’d take a moment to publish my SCOM script template. Whenever I am writing a SCOM script for monitoring, discovery, or automation, there are some “standards” that I want in all my scripts.   1.  I personally feel that all script running in SCOM should at the…

Monitoring for Time Drift in your enterprise

  Time sync is critical in today’s networks.  Experiencing time drift across devices can cause authentication breakdowns, reporting miscalculations, and wreak havoc on interconnected systems.  This article shows a demo management pack to monitor for time sync across your Windows devices. The basic idea was – to monitor all systems…

Adding direct agent OMS Workspace and Proxy via PowerShell

We have some REALLY good documentation on this here:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-windows-agents   PowerShell and the Agent Scripting Objects make it really easy to control the OMS direct agent configuration on thousands of agents, using SCOM.   Here are some PowerShell examples: # Load agent scripting object  $AgentCfg = New-Object -ComObject AgentConfigManager.MgmtSvcCfg…