Web API for System Center Operations Manager

System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is a widely used monitoring platform and one of its advatages is the ability to custom author monitoring through management pack development. With a ‘cloud first’ approach most systems is able to do information exchange or integration through a web-based API, often reffered to as a REST API. SCOM have…

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SCOMpercentageCPUTimeCounter cause CPU Spike

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To be honest this have existed for years, and written about back in 2014. Now, in 2017, SCOM 2016 UR2 is released the problem remains. Perhaps with greater consequence due to virtualization. If you’re unfamiliar with the problem SCOMpercentageCPUTimeCounter.vbs (.ps1 in SCOM 2016) is a script included in the “System Center Core Monitoring” management pack,…

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Playing with cognitive services

If you know what your users do or talk about you will likely have advantages over your competitors, or if you have support desk, you want to dispatch the ticket to the correct department as quickly as possible. To gain some insights you can use different AI/Machine learning tools to help you and ‘automatically’ perform…

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SCOM Alerts to Microsoft Teams and Mattermost

…or slack? For a SCOM 2016 implementation I have worked around different methods to consume alerts. Keeping emails to an absolute minimum and add more smartness to alerts and incidents is one of the main goals. On a daily basis we use custom dashboards created with SquaredUp and integrated this with our ticketing and CMDB…

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Sending SMS with Azure functions and Twilio

[Fast publish] Here the other day i “needed” to send a SMS when an alert was raised in Microsoft OMS. I already had a Twilio subscription so i developed a little script to send my self a text message. Later I put that script in a runbook in Azure Automation and called that from the…

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I have moved script logging to OMS

For some time I have “rewritten” my scripts to utilize variables, connections  and other assets in Azure automation. While doing this I have moved all script logging to the cloud as well. previously all scripts were logging to a file or to the computers event log. I have some experience with sending custom data to OMS.…

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SCOM and OMS: The agents

Both SCOM and OMS are in most ways dependent on agents installed on each server being monitored. If you have SCOM today you probably run Microsoft Operations Manager Agent (MOM) which is shipped with SCOM 2012 media and installed through the SCOM console or a SW deployment tool ConfigMgr etc. OMS on the other hand…

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