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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 and…

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…