Operations Manager Posts

Installing & Configuring SCOM 2016 Reporting Feature

Some prerequisites and things to know… In my environment I am using SCOM 2016 (Technical Preview 5 (TP5)) and SQL 2014 SP1 running on Windows Server 2012 R2. On this local server (I am installing this on my SCOM SQL server) I have already deployed a default (not named) SQL instance, with Reporting Services (SSRS) installed […]

Grow your IT maturity through Business Service Intelligence

Despite the many new technologies brought to the datacenter in the past 10 years, the relative maturity of organizations’ IT operations has remained constant. The focus remains on fire-fighting and buying technologies to fix problems, rather than focus on strategic technology purchases that can drive innovation and be more competitive in the market:tech Taking the Gartner […]

SCOM 2016 Features – Overview

With this post I am giving you an overview of the new features in SCOM 2016 which have been added currently. I bet you thought not much was happening with SCOM for the 2016 version right? Well I can tell you there is still a lot going on. Below you will find some of the […]

SCOM 2012 SP1 to SCOM 2012R2 Upgrade Prerequisites

When upgrading from SCOM 2012 SP1 to 2012R2, you will need to install the following prerequisites: <SCOMandOtherGeekyStuff> MICROSOFT® REPORT VIEWER 2012 RUNTIME Microsoft System CLR Types for SQL Server 2012 64-bit 32-bit Of course you can also download them straight from Microsoft. The links are provided below. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35747 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29065

Installing System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2016 – Technical Preview 5 (TP5) Step by Step

This post I will be installing System Center Operations Manager 2016 (SCOM) –  Technical Preview 5 (TP5). Technical Preview for both System Center 2016 and Windows Server 2016 was recently released, April 27th. Here is some of the background information. As this post will concentrate on the installation of SCOM 2016 TP5, I am going to […]

SQL MP — Workaround with Run As Accounts … Finally!

Stay up to date @ SCOMandOtherGeekyStuff Finally, Microsoft has decided to create a workaround with the Run As accounts profile for the SQL Management Pack. As some of you may know, how fun/frustrating it can be to get this setup and configured in large environments. Well, it appears the Run As account profile has been re-configured […]

FREE NiCE Log File MP Whitepaper

Following the  successful Log File MP Webinar with MVP Kevin Greene titled “Log File Monitoring in System Center OpsMgr made easy”, NiCE is offering the Microsoft community a FREE Log File MP Whitepaper to help you get the most out of your System Center investment. The whitepaper on “USING THE NICE LOG FILE MP TO […]

The Case of the Missing SQL databases

For those doing dashboards and reporting, we have come to depend on base classes that role up different versions of classes in SCOM. Microsoft seems to have broken than rule for SQL Server 2014 and beyond… I only have 2 versions of SQL Server in my lab at this time, SQL Server 2012 and SQL […]