Category Archives: OpsMgr

System Center Operations Manager

Bulk import of SNMP devices to OpsMgr

If you want to import a larger bunch of SNMP-devices in to OpsMgr you will probably go thru the disovery wizard way to many times. Instead of walking thru that wizard every time I asked the network team to write … Continue reading

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Maintenance Mode via Powershell Remoting

There are loads of scripts and GUIs that you can use to set Maintenance Mode in OpsMgr, but if you want to do this from a server that doesn’t have the OpsMgr-snapins for Powershell it’s a bit harder… But then … Continue reading

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PSOL: Get-SNMPDevices

Quick and easy way to get a list of all OpsMgr monitored SNMP devices

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Review: Savision LiveMaps v5

The last days I have been looking in to Savision LiveMaps, thought I share some of my thoughts on the product. My two cents Maps So the product is named LiveMaps, it should be good at doing maps… is it? … Continue reading

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SCOM vs OpsMgr

This will not be a post with the technical content you might be used to read on this blog. In the last 5 years I have been working on “a few” OpsMgr projects with different customers… one thing I have … Continue reading

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Problems with new-TestCasConnectivityUser.ps1

When we tried to run new-TestCasConnectivityUser.ps1 to create some mailboxes for the test-cmdlets we ran in to some strange problems. Got an errormessage stating “CreateTestUser : Mailbox could not be created. Verify that OU ‘Users’ exists and that password meets … Continue reading

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Demo Webservice

A while ago I wrote a little PHP-application for demostrating webmonitors in System Center Operations Manager 2007. It will probably work for any monitoring solution that catches http errorcodes or textstrings on a page. Free to use, so give it … Continue reading

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OpsMgrDW Grooming

After a while my demo environment with OpsMgr data warehouse (and loads of other stuff) needed some more space. I haven’t looked in to grooming of the DW before. So as usual Google is a nice friend. 🙂 Stefan Stranger … Continue reading

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OpsMgr-install – SQL Cluster and IP-Sec

At a customer-site today we discovered some interesting things installing a few OpsMgr management servers. The scenario is: – A active/active SQL Cluster running SQL 2005 SP3 (This is where we want to host the OpsMgr-database) – A couple of … Continue reading

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Monitor connected consoles

A small and simple script to monitor number of connected SCOM-consoles.

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Re-notify users of a alerts

This little powershell-script will update all alerts with resolutionstate “New” and an age of at least 24 hours… and with that done the users subscribing to that alert will get a new notification.

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PSOL: Resolve informational alerts without repeatcount

To get rid of a large number of alerts in SCOM you can of course use PowerShell… This script will take informational alerts without any repeats that are 24 hours old and simply resolve them with a small comment. (Change … Continue reading

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SCOM Alerts Severity and Priority

I don’t know why, but this information is hard to find in the docs. Anyway, the severity and priority for alerts is mapped like this (works the same way in SCE): Severity Critical = 2 Warning = 1 Information = … Continue reading

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MaintMode on a single class

Didnt know that this would work… In a project that I’m working on the customer wanted me to create a Management Pack for a couple of services, the only problem was that they wanted to restart the services during the … Continue reading

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Collection of non catalogue MPs

Ian Blyth have a nice collection of non catalogue MPs, ie MPs that’s not in the Microsoft Management Pack Catalogue The catalogue can be found at http://ianblythmanagement.wordpress.com/mps/

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