Archive for October 17, 2012

SCSM – Portal Service Catalog Empty for End Users

 

I have just setup the Self Service Portal, and it look fine. But it was empty. Then I found Justin Cook has wrote a nice blog about it.

 

I will recommend you to have look.

http://systemcentertech.com/2012/06/28/scsm-2012-portal-service-catalog-empty-for-end-users/

And another greate blog from Sandeep Chadda

http://schadda.blogspot.com/2012/08/how-to-fix-system-center-portal-if-it.html

 

One more to check out

http://blog.concurrency.com/system-center-infrastructure/service-manager-2012-web-portal-content-missing/

If you take a look on both blog’s, then you have very good idea solve this issue.

 

SCSM – “the data warehouse registration failed”

Yesterday I got below error when I tried to register my Data Warehouse.

Error Message

I have look through the white papers from Microsoft (Link). I saw that section with Powershell. And when I change Execution Policy to RemoteSigned, and run the GUI agaoin. The works

How to

Run Powerhell with admin right and run below command. And press Y(as default)

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

 

Generate alerts based on entries from SQL Database

I just ran into this good article from Tao Yangs. I found it very use full. Please go and have look.

Link to ‘SCOM MP Authoring Example: Generate alerts based on entries from SQL Database’

 

 

How to Display Overrides for a Management Pack

To display overrides for a management pack, use the following procedure.

To display overrides for a management pack

1. In your management server, click Programs, and then click System Center.2. Click Command Shell.

3. In the Command Shell, type the following command:

get-override -managementPack name.mp | export-csv filename

4. A .csv file is created. The .csv file can be opened in Office Excel.

Note

In Office Excel, you may be required to specify that the .csv file is a text file.

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How to Display Monitor Thresholds

To display monitor thresholds, use the script described in this section. This script works for the majority of monitors. It creates a .csv file that includes the columns described in the following table, and can be viewed using Office Excel.

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How to Display All Management Pack Rules

Use the following procedure to display a list of rules for the management packs that you imported. The list of rules can be viewed in Office Excel.

To display management pack rules

1. In your management server, click Programs, and then click System Center.

2. Click Command Shell.

3. In the Command Shell, type the following command:

get-rule | select-object @{Name=”MP”;Expression={ foreach-object {$_.GetManagementPack().DisplayName }}},DisplayName | sort-object -property MP | export-csv “c:\rules.csv”

4. A .csv file is created. You can open the .csv file in Office Excel.

Note

In Office Excel, you may be required to specify that the .csv file is a text file.

How to decommission a cluster monitored

In order to remove monitoring of the cluster, follow these steps:

1. Remove the Operations Manager agent from all nodes of the cluster being decommissioned.

2. Make sure that all the cluster nodes (including the virtual cluster nodes) are no longer visible in the Operations Manager console by checking the Agent Managed and Agentless Managed views under the Administration section of the Operations Manager console.

3. Continue with decommissioning the cluster.

Adding custom information to alert description (s) and notifications

This is just a dump of some alert description variables I pulled from several other bloggers:

 

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SCOM alert notification subscription delay sending for x minutes and don’t sent if alert is auto-resolved within that time

In my company we are using SCOM for monitoring our server environment.
Off hours we also get notified about critical alerts using a SMS/GSM modem.
Using default SCOM functionality we delay the sending of notifications by 5 minutes. This works fine for alerts with a “new” state.
However if an alert is closed within the 5 minute period a “closed” notification is sent out.
We do not want to see the closed alerts if an alert auto-resolved within the 5 minute time period. But if a new alert that has aged 5 minutes and sent to our GSM, we definately want to see that closed alert if it auto/manual resolves into the closed state (to make sure someone actually did something about the alert)

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Agent Health Tips and Fixes for System Center Operations Manager 2007

Summary

This article is intended to give some tips on fixes and changes for System Center Operations Manager 2007 (OpsMgr) Agent Health. There are a variety of hotfixes and registry keys listed so please be aware that these are things that may not be noticed in your environment directly but might be causing issues that you are not aware of. If you are having an issue with agents in a grey state these fixes may help, if they do not see the following:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2288515

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