SCOM

Creating a SCOM custom group based on an installed service

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As with most environments, I have some applications that require custom monitoring and tweaking. In this instance the application is our backup system (Tivoli Storage Manager to be specific), and due to the high I/O of the application SCOM is alerting on it daily. So here is the plan: Create a group based on the […]

Microsoft

Using NLB for redundant print servers

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Working at an ASP, limiting downtime is critical; not only could it cost us money it could also cost us hard earned customers. One of the critical services we provide is printing – i.e. printing paychecks, printing pick-tickets for warehouses, printing invoices, etc… It could be said that if printing goes down then the customer […]

SCOM

Migrating SQL servers

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In the process of our SCOM rollout we used a temporary server for our SQL databases. Finally the new hardware came in, but now we have to migrate the databases with minimal downtime. This is compounded by the fact that the new server is 64bit OS and SQL, where the original was 32bit. For posterity, […]

SCOM

Case sensitive regex in SCOM

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I went to create a new group in my SCOM environment based on computer name, the servers I want are named similar with the last character incremented. Into SCOM console I go, Authoring Groups Create a new group. For the dynamic members query, I enter “( Object is Windows Computer AND ( Principal Name Matches […]

Coding

SCOM Maintenance Mode

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One of the main goals for implmenting system management tools such as SMS (SCCM) and MOM (SCOM) is to automate routine tasks, unfortunatly these tools sometimes makes the task more difficult than it needs to be. For instance SCOM has a maintenance mode function which allows monitoring of a system to be suspended while planned […]

SCOM

SCOM 2007 SP1 – Parameters not working with custom tasks

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Scenario: I wanted to create a task to allow a remote console (cmd line) to target machines. I have seen this done several times in MOM2005 using PSExec (http://www.it-jedi.net/HOW-TO/HOW-TO-Remote_Interactive_CmdPrompt.doc) so it should be a simple matter of translating this to the new formats. I created a new Console Tasks Command line,– Name: Remote Console– Task […]

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File copy failures across WAN links

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We have a customer that is trying to copy data from his JDEdwards enterprise server (NT SQL) across the extranet and it fails intermittently. After researchign the issue, the customer suggested that the issue has been occuring for a while and always seems to happen during times of high load (payroll processing, etc…). The file […]