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 […]

Extremely high Paged-Pool Memory on Windows Server 2012 R2 running SCOM component

Extremely high Paged-Pool Memory on Windows Server 2012 R2 running SCOM component

During my last project with a customer I had to build a small SCOM environment using 2012 R2 version with SQL Server 2014 SP1 as databases. The environment consists of the following components: 1 SQL 2014 SP server with named instance for Operations Manager database 1 SQL 2014 SP server with named instance for Operations […]

Configure SQL Monitoring Low-Privilege environment for SCOM (Part 1)

Configure SQL Monitoring Low-Privilege environment for SCOM (Part 1)

Part of my job as Cloud Consultant to configure System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager environments including Management Packs. The one which causes most of the headaches is the Management Pack for SQL servers. The reason is that Microsoft changed the default permissions for LocalSystem when they release SQL Server 2012. Before that, LocalSystem (other […]

Service Level Objective Reporting Error

Service Level Objective Reporting Error

I had a tricky problem recently at a client where I had configured a Service Level Objective but the availability was reporting healthy while the Distributed Application it was based on was in a failure condition. I thought that the process of trying to diagnose the problem was interesting as it touched a number of […]

Operations Manager, SQL 2012 and AlwaysOn Cross Subnet Failover

Operations Manager, SQL 2012 and AlwaysOn Cross Subnet Failover

Background There has been a quiet revolution in availability for SQL Server, and it comes under the heading of AlwaysOn. This name covers many different high availability technologies that have been enhanced and improved in SQL Server 2012. These include the ability to replicate between SQL Server instances (both synchronously and asynchronously), even when those […]

PowerShell problems when setting failover SCOM Management Servers

PowerShell problems when setting failover SCOM Management Servers

I have recently been writing a couple of System Center Operations Manager maintenance scripts to configure failover and came across a PowerShell issue that I had not realised before. The script I was to loop through all of the agents reporting to one of my management servers and set the secondary management server to the […]