SCOM 2012 ACS: Powershell Collector (automatic) failover script

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Last week I was installing a SCOM 2012 R2 environment with Audit Collection Services. Audit Collection Services is one of the additional functionalities of SCOM 2012 R2. ACS uses one or more Management Servers for the collector role. This role will collect all security logs from the agents. The challenge with the collector role is about the high availability of this role.

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SCOM 2012: ACS Alert on logons at Servers

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This week I received a nice question when working on a ACS project. The question was to get an alert when an interactive logon event occurs on a group of servers.

With this question the following requirements were asked:

  • The alert should only be sent if the user account is member of an Active Directory group;
  • The alert should only be generated for servers is which are member of a specific OU;
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SCOM 2012: Dependency Monitor not working after re-import of an Management Pack

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Last week I discovered a problem with the Dependency Rollup monitors inside one of my management packs. After a re-import of the management pack the dependency rollup monitors didn’t work anymore. The monitors would not initialize after the re-import. When I updated the management pack anything was fine but with a re-import of the Management Pack I ended with broken dependency roll-up monitors.

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SCOM 2012 Network Monitoring: Rename Network Adapter

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Everyone who has implemented SCOM 2012 Network Monitoring will be satisfied with the improvements with respect to SCOM 2007. More and more devices can be deeply monitored with SCOM 2012. One of the downsides at this moment is the naming of the Network Adapters. The name inside SCOM does not always reflect the name on the switch. See the following example:

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SCOM 2012: Adding Health State of Services to State View Part 2

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Last week I wrote a post about adding health states of services to state views. The orginal blogpost can be found here. Today I created some improvements to the the orginal MP. The following improvements are made:

  • Optimization of naming conventions inside the MP
  • Instance Group Type changed from ComputerGroup to InstanceGroup
  • New Dependancy rollup monitor added to the Instance Group

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SCOM 2012: Adding Health States to a State View

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Last week I received a question about the possibility to add the health state of services to a state view inside SCOM. This can be done if the service has its own class, if this is not the case the health state cannot be selected on a state view. So for each service a separate class, discovery and monitor need to be created. In this blog I will guide you through that process.

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SCOM 2012 Export Overrides Powershell Script

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Today I was looking for a PowerShell script which can export all overrides based of a specific Management Pack. I found a script of Daniele Muscetta and Pete Zerger from SystemCenterCentral. This script did not worked out of the box on SCOM 2012 so I fixed that and added ‘HTML’ as output option. So with my addition it can be used on SCOM 2012 environments and the output can be a csv or html file.

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