SCOM Cluster Disk Monitoring – Logical Disks Not Monitored

SCOM Cluster Disk Monitoring – Logical Disks Not Monitored

Just a quick one as i had to spend a while searching for an answer as this isn’t really written anywhere in black and white. Was working on a support case the other day where the customer had reported that the disks for their clusters were not monitored. After looking into this i could see […]

Moving DPM 2016 DB after JSON Install

Moving DPM 2016 DB after JSON Install

Whilst scripting the JSON installation for DPM 2016, i discovered that i couldn’t specify the DPM DB location. There is a parameter for this, but no matter what i tried, the DPM DB files would always be installed on the C Drive, despite the default location being another drive. To get around this once DPM […]

Install System Center Update Rollup Silently

Install System Center Update Rollup Silently

During writing an ARM deployment for Data Protection Manager 2016, i found the need to install UR2 silently as part of the custom script extension. The installer for the DPM UR2 update didn’t have any silent switches or unattended functionality out of the box, so i had to find another way. The PowerShell below allows […]

Service Manager 2016 Exchange Connector: The Connection to the Server was Unsuccessful

Service Manager 2016 Exchange Connector: The Connection to the Server was Unsuccessful

If you follow the deployment guide for the Exchange Connector 3.1 you’ll find when you get down to the hyperlink for the Exchange Web Services API it doesn’t work.  This can cause you to search the web which will return lots of links for different versions of the API.  You may be tempted to deploy […]

SQL Server 2016 Basic Availability Group with non-default endpoint port

SQL Server 2016 Basic Availability Group with non-default endpoint port

Antecedent During one of my latest implementations I configured a multi-subnet SQL Basic Availability Group (BAG) configuration in Azure. I also wrote a blog about that what you can read HERE. After that configuration, I was thinking about how to deploy 2 BAGs in the same SQL Instance using separate ports. As we know there […]

Issue with installing DPM 2016 using JSON

Issue with installing DPM 2016 using JSON

Recently I’ve been working on deploying Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2016 during a JSON deployment. One of the prerequisites the installer looks for is that Hyper-V, Hyper-V PowerShell & Hyper-V RSAT tools are installed, and if they’re not the installer will install them before it continues. This requires a reboot. This is where the issue lies, […]