October 2016 Windows Updates and SCOM 2012 R2/ 2016 Console Crash Issues

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The October 2016 Windows security updates appears to have come bearing gifts for SCOM Admins this year. These surfaced in the form of specific OS updates that appear to crash SCOM consoles across various server OS versions. Microsoft has identified the culprit updates as certain Windows security updates KB3194798/3192392/3185330/3185331 and it would seem that consoles installed on Server 2008R2 through 2016 are affected. I’ve seen various faulting modules referenced throughout out the community with ntdll.dll appearing to be one of the main ones out there. In my case, I see an additional issue with the ieframe.dll as seen below.   UPDATE: HOTFIX Released. The product group released a hotfix for this issue and Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB3200006) appears … Read More

Chiyo OdikaOctober 2016 Windows Updates and SCOM 2012 R2/ 2016 Console Crash Issues

New OMS Pricing and Licensing

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One of the many OMS related announcements made during Ignite 2016 is that of the new pricing and licensing structure for OMS. This new pricing model has seen Microsoft move away from pricing options that included an option for a System Center edition or purchased separately, and pricing options of various add-ons for OMS based on data tiers, to a more streamlined and simplified subscription model that allows users and enterprises to select offers that make the most sense for their needs. This new subscription model is comprised of 2 types of subscriptions. For enterprises, E1 and E2 subscriptions are structured per node per month with an annual commitment, and provide a significant discount (~50%) compared to purchasing the included … Read More

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OMS Session videos from Microsoft Ignite 2016

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Microsoft Ignite 2016 has come and gone and as expected, it was replete with a lot of instructive sessions about applications across the entire spectrum of the Microsoft product ecosystem. In this post, I’ve compiled all of the OMS-related session videos for those who’d like to review them in one place. For a comprehensive listing of all the Ignite 2016 conference sessions you can consult the following links: Ignite: https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrhJmfAGQ5K81XQ8_od1iTg   OMS Session Videos Explore configuration and change management in Operations Management Suite. Speakers: Eamon O’Reilly Manage your Azure Resources at scale with Operations Management Suite Speakers: Robert Reynolds, Liz Kim Take your management and security strategy to the cloud with Operations Management Suite (OMS) Protect every app- … Read More

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Microsoft Ignite 2016 Conference OMS Sessions

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The Microsoft Ignite 2016 Conference kicks off this week in Atlanta, GA. The event will run from September 26 – 30, 2016. Along with such conferences as Build, Convergence, and WPC, Ignite offers IT professionals and other technology enthusiasts the opportunity to connect with IT leaders, peers and friends from around the world, to learn, share their experiences, and to be inspired by some of the best and brightest minds in the industry.   While Ignite 2016 will be replete with very instructive sessions, this post will focus on Operations Management Suite (OMS) Sessions. Here’s a detailed list of all OMS sessions lead by OMS product experts. SOURCE: Operations Management Suite Blog If you are unable to attend Ignite 2016 … Read More

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Speaking at Microsoft OMS Events – Milwaukee and Chicago

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I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be presenting and speaking at various sessions during the upcoming Microsoft OMS Conference event in Milwaukee, WI and Downers Grove, IL. You are invited to come and learn more about Microsoft’s newest IT Management solution from a panel of Concurrency experts. See the event details below. Event Location and Date The Milwaukee event will be held at: Concurrency, Inc 13600 Bishops Court Brookfield, WI 53005 Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)   The Chicago/ Downers Grove, IL event will be held at: Microsoft Office – Downers Grove 3025 Highland Pkwy Suite 300 Downers Grove, IL 60515 Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)   Mark … Read More

Chiyo OdikaSpeaking at Microsoft OMS Events – Milwaukee and Chicago

Exploring the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Experience Center

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OMS is a collection of cloud based services for managing and protecting your on-premise and cloud environments. Since OMS is implemented as a cloud based service, you can have it up and running quickly with minimal investment in infrastructure services. Read this detailed article on how to get started with, and onboard to the service. As seen in the article I’ve linked to, and the numerous other such posts on the web, onboarding to the service is fairly unambiguous, and you can onboard in one of several ways. But what if you’d like to kick the tires, idiomatically speaking, before onboarding or signing up for a pricing tier. What options are available to you? This question was recently posed to … Read More

Chiyo OdikaExploring the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Experience Center

Manually Trigger Object Discoveries in SCOM

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System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), a component of Microsoft System Center 2016 is a software that helps you monitor services, devices, and operations for computers within your infrastructure. This article provides an overview of object discoveries in SCOM and how to manually trigger them. Note that System Center Operations Manager (SCOM 2016) is still in its technical preview (TP5) at the time of this posting but will be launched in a few weeks during Microsoft Ignite 2016. SCOM uses a agent installed on a computer to collect data, compare sampled data to predefined values, create alerts, and run responses. The agent then sends monitoring data to the management server in the SCOM management group. Management servers run various services, including … Read More

Chiyo OdikaManually Trigger Object Discoveries in SCOM

Exploring OMS Settings and the New UI Changes

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If you’ve been using OMS for some time, you may have noticed quite a few changes to various aspects of the OMS UI. Today I’d like to go over the most recent OMS user interface update —  That of the Settings workspace.  In the past, the settings workspace presented the various tab options horizontally in the UI, and clicking on a tab took you directly to the relevant data for that tab. This layout was functional, but was neither the most aesthetic nor intuitive layout.   With the new UI updates, the settings tabs are now presented in a vertical layout with each tab expanding out to display the relevant content in a more intuitive and aesthetic layout. The settings … Read More

Chiyo OdikaExploring OMS Settings and the New UI Changes

OMS Agent for Linux is Generally Available – v1.2.0-25

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The OMS Agent for Linux is now generally available. The OMS Agent for Linux enables rich and real-time analytics for operational data (Syslog, Performance, Alerts, Inventory) from Linux servers, Docker Containers and monitoring tools like Nagios, Zabbix and System Center. This latest agent release is v1.2.0-25. This update introduces a couple of bug fixes and new features as detailed in Github. Read the announcement and other details from the official OMS blog here. Bug Fix If metric value is null then value is not sent up to the OMS Service Additional logic to ensure that correct OMS Workspace ID is presented during on-boarding OMS Heartbeat now shows Computer Name Whats New Public Preview of OMS Container Solution sudo in_tail plugin … Read More

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Configure OMS Connection to ConfigMgr — Step by Step

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The 1606 release of System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) comes with a whole slew of new features, including a pre-release Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Connector feature. Learn about ConfigMgr 1606 here. The OMS connector will enable you to sync data such as your collections from ConfigMgr to OMS. Once the collection information is synced to OMS you can then subject any OMS agent-managed endpoint to some action, such as patching, by virtue of its membership in a collection. When you combine this capability with existing system update and other update information that exists in OMS, the practical and other applications are rather evident. Note that because this is a pre-release feature it is meant for early pre-production testing, and … Read More

Chiyo OdikaConfigure OMS Connection to ConfigMgr — Step by Step