To be or not to be, that is the question, asking Hamlet the Prince of Denmark. He can do this, because he has self awareness and consciousness. But SCOM class instances (or objects) couldn’t. So, it’s SCOM to decide if a class instance to live or die. But how? First, let’s recall how class instances… Read More
SCOM Platform in 5 minutes. Part 2: Classes and inheritance.
In the previous part “SCOM Platform in 5 minutes. Part 1: Health Model“, we learned that for each monitoring entity, SCOM creates a hierarchical Health Model to represent a structure of the top level entity and its components (to a certain level of details). Because all nodes in Health Model may represent different type of components,… Read More
Extending SCOM Console UI (continue)
Part 2. An extended transcript of my session @ SCOMathon 2021. I hope the demo from the first part demonstrated how easy you can add new views to SCOM Console. With just few lines of code and some time spent in forms designer we created not just a simple static extension, but also demonstrated access… Read More
Extending SCOM Console UI
Part 1. An extended transcript of my session @ SCOMathon 2021. Links for this article: SCOMathon 2021: https://scomathon.com/scomathon-2021-1 SCOMathone @ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/scomathon/ SquaredUp: https://squaredup.com/ GitHub repository for the demo project in this article: https://github.com/MaxxVolk/SCOMathon.UIExtension.Demo GitHub repository with a base library to simplify development of managed modules and Console UI extensions: https://github.com/MaxxVolk/Maximus.Base.Library Tools: Visual Studio (any… Read More
Manifest, or why I think SCOM platform is hugely underestimated.
Many of you, my readers, already know what System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is. But did you really know what it is? Note, this article assume the readers have deep knowledge about SCOM platform mechanics. If you’re looking for a rocket boost in your SCOM knowledge, subscribe to my “SCOM in 5 minutes” series. First… Read More
Maximus Connectivity Monitoring
This management pack monitors availability of remote network resources using variety of methods, like ping, TCP connect, HTTP probe, SSL/TLS connect, etc. But it is also build with a unique approach to easy management pack configuration. This is why, it has an intuitive UI (User Interface) built into SCOM Console application to edit remote destinations,… Read More
Connectivity Monitoring SCOM management pack. The making of.
Part One. Why? In the world around us, everything is online. That can be a web site, a REST API endpoint, cloud store, status page, Azure function, and many other online resources. If these online items are part of your distributed application or you own them and provide them as service to other people, this… Read More
Day-to-day admin task automation with SCOM Console extension.
Summary.This article introduces SCOM tasks, and agent tasks in particular. Finds them powerful, but not yet convenient to use. And finally, introduces a solution: an open-source management pack, full of powerful tasks, but also with a user friendly UI to run them and display results. Part One: SCOM Tasks. SCOM is always counted as a… Read More
Implementing SCOM Managed Modules. Part 3.
First part: https://maxcoreblog.com/2020/07/23/implementing-scom-managed-modules-part-1/ Second part: https://maxcoreblog.com/2020/08/05/implementing-scom-managed-modules-part-2/ Multiple Instances. In the past examples, the rules and the monitors target a class, which has singular instance per SCOM Agent. In other words (under usual circumstances), one SCOM Agent monitors single Windows Computer. The next experiment aiming to answer another question: how many instances of a managed module… Read More
Implementing SCOM Managed Modules. Part 2.
First part: https://maxcoreblog.com/2020/07/23/implementing-scom-managed-modules-part-1/ In the first part, a simplest probe action managed module was created to investigate SCOM managed modules live cycle. For that purpose, the module was fit with excessive logging for very each step. Initial testing scenario was: deploy the MP with the test probe action module, let it run two times, then… Read More