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How to enable Azure Backup to Canada

Earlier in 2016, Microsoft increased the number of  Canadian Data Centers to two: Canada East and Canada Central. With most of my customers being within Canada, naturally they want their Azure Backup data stored within the Canada Data Centers/Regions — makes sense for many (legal) reasons. Only problem is, Azure backup is still very limited to specific […]

How to fix “Failed to Access Event log”

I have a few servers in scom reporting that the windows event log can not access a particular Event log but the event log is not for this particular Server. Its for something else or for some other server. How do i stop this alert from popping up? I know this needs an override so […]

System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2016 – Web Console IIS Requirements for Windows Server 2016

The following PowerShell code is to install all the necessary IIS components for System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2016 Web Console on Windows Server 2016.

You can also find this in Microsoft’s TechNet Gallery, HERE.   For more on SCOM and other System Center Technologies, in addition to OMS, please visit, SCOMandOtherGeekyStuff.com.

Dual-Homing OMS/Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA)

Today I learned that the MMA (Microsoft Monitoring Agent) has the ability to be “dual-homed“. Similar to what we have seen in the past with the System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) agent and dual-homing it to multiple SCOM environments/Management Groups, the same can be said for the Operations Management Suite (OMS)/MMA agent. By going into […]

FREE WEBINAR: Radically Optimize SCOM with Service-Oriented Monitoring

Join our webinar and learn how to build a proactive service-oriented monitoring approach by understanding the business. The webinar will show you how to find the common ground between the organization’s information technology and business needs by monitoring and managing the end-user experience and business transactions. Some of the topics the webinar will cover: Visibility: How to improve visibility and share relevant information? Alerts: How to make sense out […]

Monitoring Windows Server 2016 Nano Server with SCOM 2016

The following post is intended to demonstrate how to monitor your Windows Server 2016 — Nano Server, via System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2016. Also, a quick note, the SCOM team released the Windows Server 2016 Operating System Management Pack today, see HERE for the download/MP. To begin, I have an out-of-the-box Windows 2016 (No UI) […]