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 […]

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 […]

Backing Up SCOM Custom Management Packs Automatically With Folder Structure

Backing Up SCOM Custom Management Packs Automatically With Folder Structure

I was asked by a customer to create a simple automated backup method to ensure their custom SCOM management packs were backed up, but also whilst keeping a sensible folder structure. This ended up being a simple PowerShell script which was ran on a schedule using Task Scheduler on one of the management servers. One […]

Bulk Disable/Enable SCOM Rules & Monitors

Bulk Disable/Enable SCOM Rules & Monitors

As part of our customer tuning process we tend to pre-tune management packs by providing the customer with a spreadsheet with all rules & monitors. We work though this to decide what should be enabled or disabled when the management pack is imported into Operations Manager. From this spreadsheet we create a CSV file that […]

Operations Manager 2012 R2 Report Server Install: The specified SQL Server instance is not valid

Operations Manager 2012 R2 Report Server Install: The specified SQL Server instance is not valid

Came across this error on the “SQL Server instance for reporting services” page, when trying to install the reporting server for Operations Manager: The specified SQL Server instance is not valid. I was installing the report server on a separate server, which means i had SSRS installed on the server and pointed to the SCOM DW. […]