QuickTricks: Why is my “Performance by Utilization” report failing with a query execution failed for dataset ‘PerfDS’? (#SCOM, #SQL)

Does this look familiar? If so, check out this blog post. If not, move along, nothing to see here…. Kevin Holman blogged on this topic at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2011/09/30/opsmgr-new-base-os-mp-6-0-6956-0-adds-cluster-shared-volume-monitoring-bpa-and-many-changes.aspx. The following is a subset from Kevin’s blog post: — “When you try and run the report ‘Performance By Utilization’ you get an error: An error has occurred…

Does-It-Work-In-OM12? SharePoint 2010 Monitoring (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

Topic: SharePoint 2010 Management Pack Download location: SharePoint 2010 Management Pack Issues: The task included which configures the SharePoint site does not work in Operations Manager 2012. Notes: A separate download is available which includes a version of the task designed for OpsMgr 2012 which is available on connect at: https://connect.microsoft.com/site799/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=37367. This is also available…

Recommended steps before adding network devices, options to monitoring network devices without SNMP, PowerShell samples to ping or telnet based on a file (#SCOM, #SYSCTR, #PowerShell)

In a recent environment where we were deploying several network devices for monitoring with Operations Manager, we developed the following pre-deployment steps to maximize our success when monitoring SNMP devices in OpsMgr 2012: 1) Create a network monitoring resource pool using management servers or gateways. 2) Get a list of names and IP addresses for…

Critical Update 06/29/2012: Installation/Configuration and Tuning the Exchange 2010 management pack (#SCOM, #Exchange, #SYSCTR, #PowerShell)

Critical Update: On June 27th the Exchange Management pack was removed from the catalog and a blog post of explanation was provided by the Exchange team on the 28th which is available at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/28/mailboxes-on-a-database-are-quarantined-in-an-environment-with-system-center-operations-manager.aspx The synopsis is if you have the Exchange MP version above, it’s critical to first identify if you have quarantined mailboxes.…