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SQL MP Run As Accounts – NO LONGER REQUIRED

Download:  https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SQL-Server-RunAs-Addendum-0c183c32     Over the years I have written many articles dealing with RunAs accounts.  Specifically, the most common need is for monitoring with the SQL MP.  I have explained the issues and configurations in detail here:  Configuring Run As Accounts and Profiles in OpsMgr – A SQL Management Pack…

Part 8: Use VSAE fragments to create a Windows Performance Monitor with Consecutive Samples

This is Part 8 in a series of posts described here:   https://kevinholman.com/2016/06/04/authoring-management-packs-the-fast-and-easy-way-using-visual-studio/ In our next example fragment – we will create Monitor for Windows Performance for our MP.     Step 1:  Download and extract the sample MP fragments.  These are available here:  https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-Management-Pack-VSAE-2c506737 I will update these often as…

Part 5: Use VSAE fragments to create a performance collection rule

This is Part 5 five in a series of posts described here:  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2016/06/04/authoring-management-packs-the-fast-and-easy-way-using-visual-studio/   In our next example fragment – we will create a rule to collect Windows Performance data.   Step 1:  Download and extract the sample MP fragments.  These are available here:  https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-Management-Pack-VSAE-2c506737 I will update these often…

Part 3: Use VSAE fragments to monitor a service

This is Part 3 in a series of posts described here:  https://kevinholman.com/2016/06/04/authoring-management-packs-the-fast-and-easy-way-using-visual-studio/   In our next example fragment – we will monitor a service by creating a monitor that targets our custom class.   Step 1:  Download and extract the sample MP fragments.  These are available here:  https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-Management-Pack-VSAE-2c506737 I will…

Part 2: Use VSAE fragments to dynamically discover an application based on the existence of a registry key or value

This is Part 2 in a series of posts described here:  https://kevinholman.com/2016/06/04/authoring-management-packs-the-fast-and-easy-way-using-visual-studio/   Now we will start with our first example fragment – discovering an app and creating a class for it.   Step 1:  Download and extract the sample MP fragments.  These are available here:  https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-Management-Pack-VSAE-2c506737 I will update…

Part 1: Use VSAE to create a new Management Pack Project

This is Part 1 in a multi-part series explained here:  https://kevinholman.com/2016/06/04/authoring-management-packs-the-fast-and-easy-way-using-visual-studio/   Step 1:  Install a supported version of Visual Studio.   Step 2:  Install the VSAE components from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30169   Step 3:  Open Visual Studio.  File > New > Project     Step 4:  Pick the version you want to…