Visualize #AzureMonitor Service Map data in Microsoft Visio

A common question in data center migration scenarios is dependencies between servers. Service Map can be very valuable in this scenario, visualizing TCP communication between processes on different servers. Even if Service Map provides a great value we often hear a couple of questions, for example, visualize data for more than one hour and include … Continue reading Visualize #AzureMonitor Service Map data in Microsoft Visio

#scsm Self Service Portal Warm up scripts

As I am sure you have noticed by now, sometimes SharePoint needs a little wake-up call if it hasn’t been used in some time. To work around this and ensure the best portal performance for my users, I added all the sites as home page tabs in IE, and opened my browser on a regular … Continue reading #scsm Self Service Portal Warm up scripts

OpsMgr 2007: More on dynamic groups and health watchers

Earlier this year, I blogged about creating dynamic computer groups and then adding the agent health watcher component dynamically with a bit of code magic. Many things have changed in my OpsMgr environment since then, including my OpsMgr support team, and we have recently had to add a couple of new groups to accomodate some … Continue reading OpsMgr 2007: More on dynamic groups and health watchers

SCOM: backup management packs

A colleague of mine has created a script for backing up management packs in SCOM, as follows:Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager.ClientNew-PSDrive -Name: Monitoring -PSProvider: OperationsManagerMonitoring-Root: \cd Monitoring:\New-ManagementGroupConnection [rms]cd [rms]$all_mps = get-managementpackforeach($mp in $all_mps){export-managementpack -managementpack $mp -path "[backup path]"}Replace the following (including the brackets):[rms]with the name of your RMS server (2 locations in script)[backup path]with the path where the … Continue reading SCOM: backup management packs

SCOM 2007: Quick and dirty agent health check script

We used a script in our MOM environment to notify us on an hourly basis of agents that have not reported in x amount of time. I modified this script this week for SCOM. The script retrieves the agents from the database that are marked as not available by SCOM, and then pings each of … Continue reading SCOM 2007: Quick and dirty agent health check script

SCOM 2007 – Quick and dirty disk space script

I wrote this script recently to extract the percentage free disk space on all servers in a SCOM environment, and email it. The file is available for download here: Update the fields between the , save as a .vbs file and run as a scheduled task. Not a very elegant solution, but far quicker than … Continue reading SCOM 2007 – Quick and dirty disk space script

MOM 2005: Agent heartbeat failures

Steve Rachui wrote a great blog about Agent heartbeat detection in MOM. While I have always understood the way MOM deals with heartbeat failures, explaining to someone who doesn't understand MOM hasn't been all that easy, and this article will help with that. And, if your organisation is anything like ours, you will have placed … Continue reading MOM 2005: Agent heartbeat failures

MOM 2005: Disk defrag analysis

Use this script to analyse the defragmentation levels of disk drives on the servers. '*******************************************************************************' Script Name - Analysis disk defragmentation'' Version - 0.1 (14-Mar-2008)'' Purpose - Analyses the defragmentation of a disk' An event is generated if the disk requires fragmentation.''' Events - 1301: Disk requires fragmentation (Warning)' 1302: Disk does not require fragmentation … Continue reading MOM 2005: Disk defrag analysis

MOM 2005: Script errors

I have been working through the script errors reported from the machines in our environment recently. Today's error tackled was this one: Event Type:     Error Event Source:   Microsoft Operations Manager Event Category: None Event ID:       9100 An error occurred on line 116 while executing script 'Microsoft Windows Server Clusters State Monitoring' Source: Microsoft VBScript runtime … Continue reading MOM 2005: Script errors