Operating Operations Manager

Some notes and ideas from the field around Operations Manager

This blog is dead - long live the blog "GERMANageability"

This will probably my last post in this blog. Do I stop blogging? Quite the contrary! My colleagues...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 02/24/2016

SCOM Certificate Monitoring – does the Health Service really use the correct Certificate?

Unfortunately this blog has been quite for a while due to Christmas time and a lot of other tasks I...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 02/16/2016

PowerShell function testing if a SCOM ETL trace is running

The other day I needed a function which tells me if a SCOM ETL trace is currently running or not. I...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 11/10/2015

How I do it: SCOM Override handling

Summary for the impatientThis post describes why and how to implement a certain naming convention...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 11/05/2015

Quick note: new SQL MP 6.6.2.0 with fixes around dashboards available -> Fix 6.6.3.0 available

IMPORTANT NOTE (13.11.2015): An updated version 6.6.3.0 is now available which fixes the previous...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 10/15/2015

How I do it: SCOM alert handling/management

This week I had a discussion with some colleagues about SCOM alert handling/management. When do I...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 09/22/2015

Reporting RunAsAccount usage information in a SCOM 2012 (R2) Management Group

A few days ago I was asked if I had a script to list all RunAsAccounts in a SCOM Management Group...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 07/19/2015

New SCOM dashboard gems available with SQL MP 6.6.0.0

This is just a short post to point everybody to the new SQL MP 6.6.0.0 released last week. This MP...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 07/06/2015

How are GUIDs in SCOM and SCSM calculated?

Quite some time ago I discussed with Raphael Burri how GUIDs for SCOM elements are getting...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 06/11/2015

An approach to automate SCOM service account password change – part 3/3: the script in action

This is part three of my little blog series on how to automate SCOM service account password...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 05/23/2015

An approach to automate SCOM service account password change – part 2/3: prerequisites and execution steps

This is part two of my little blog series about how to change SCOM service accounts. In part one I...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 05/23/2015

An approach to automate SCOM service account password change – part 1/3: background and process

Changing SCOM Service account passwords can be challenging and complex. MVP Marnix Wolf has written...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 05/23/2015

Quick note from the field: SDK/DAS Service account needs SCOM admin role membership

Configuring a high secure SCOM Management Group with the least amount of privileges possible can be...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 05/13/2015

Quick note from the field: Access rights for set-scomlicense

Just in case you try to set a license for a SCOM Management Group with set-scomlicense and the...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 05/13/2015

Quick note from the field: AD integrated SCOM agent might temporarily lose Management Group information

A few days ago I stumbled upon an issue which might be interesting for you:In a SCOM environment...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 05/13/2015

OpsMgr MP version number format – issue with mpseal.exe

Today I tried to seal a MP but got a strange error from mpseal.exe:Attempting to seal ManagementPack...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 04/23/2015

The book I always wanted to write

As my blog title “Operating Operations Manager” says, I focus on giving hints and tips...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 04/22/2015

Analyzing running workflows on a SCOM Agent (HealthService)

Today I was asked: How do I get a usable list of all workflows running on a SCOM Agent? That’s...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 03/09/2015

How to verify that all Management Packs in a SCOM Management Group are up-to-date?

Have you checked your Management Groups lately if they contain the most current sealed Management...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 02/14/2015

Removing SCOM workflows via PowerShell and SDK

This is just a short post about how to remove SCOM workflows (Rules,Monitors and Overrides) via...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 01/20/2015

Creating your own MP store – Part 3: Automating most of that stuff

This is part three of my little “MP store” series. Please read Part 1 and Part 2 to...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 12/14/2014

Creating your own MP store – Part 2: Getting the latest Management Packs

This is part two of my little “MP store” series. Part 1 can be found here. In this post...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 12/14/2014

Creating your own MP store – Part 1: Fundamental thoughts

Foreword: Recently there have been several blog posts on the topic of creating a personal Management...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 12/14/2014

An approach of collecting and analyzing SCOM 2012 SDK connections

Knowing WHO logged on to SCOM WHEN, from WHERE and HOW LONG this session lasted can be very helpful...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 10/15/2014

The importance of the Event ID 15003

Sometimes events, which seems to be unimportant can be really important: The OpsMgr Event ID 15003...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 09/04/2014

Analyzing SCOM 2012 Alert logging latency

Periodically having multiple Alerts in the SCOM database with latency above 1 minute is usually a...

Author: Dirk Brinkmann Date: 08/19/2014