VMware Configuration Server for ASR gets unresponsive

VMware Configuration Server for ASR gets unresponsive

Overview During one of my last projects I had to work with Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to migrate servers from VMware environment into Azure. As you may know this involves several components both from Azure and on-premises to work together properly: Azure Site Recovery Vault Azure storage account associated with the ASR configuration Configuration server […]

Working with Hybrid Runbook Worker in Azure Automation

Working with Hybrid Runbook Worker in Azure Automation

In my current project, I had a chance to work with Azure Automation and Hybrid Runbook Worker machine solution. The task was to migrate high number of VMware Virtual Machines (VMs) running different type of Window Server operating systems into Microsoft Azure and do a few post-migration activities, like install/uninstall software, configure PageFile to the […]

Fixing Scheduled Maintenance Mode in SCOM 2016

Fixing Scheduled Maintenance Mode in SCOM 2016

In all of the SCOM installations I’ve done or seen recently, I see the issue with the scheduled maintenance mode not loading and producing the following error: “The EXECUTE permission was denied on the object ‘sp_help_jobactivity’, database ‘msdb’, schema ‘dbo’. The data access service account might not have the required permissions” This is due to […]

Setting “Enable Proxy” by default for SCOM Agents

Setting “Enable Proxy” by default for SCOM Agents

More and more management packs require your SCOM agents to act as a proxy to allow data flow, this means alerts in the console, and an annoying manual task enabling them as they appear. Something i recommend and tends to make more sense is to just set this as a default setting, and this works […]

How Do Containers Make Things Easier for Application Development?

How Do Containers Make Things Easier for Application Development?

It works on my computer! We’ve all been there.  We’ve installed, configured, or developed something that works perfectly on “my computer” or “my dev environment”, but under release testing it stops working. There is a period of troubleshooting that diagnoses an application / plugin version mismatch, or configuration constraint. Then there is the deployment window […]

Containers: Making the Most of Cloud Solutions

Containers: Making the Most of Cloud Solutions

Containers: at one point seemingly a fad, now a major component in large enterprise. Estimations from Gartner point to half of global organizations running containers in production from 2020, and the once turbulent landscape of containerization solutions (with Kubernetes, Docker and Mesosphere going head to head in the orchestration space) has now begun to calm […]