ESD Decryption Update KB3159706 Breaks WSUS on Server 2012 R2

Chiyo OdikaConfigMgr, SCCM4 Comments

Microsoft recently released an update KB3159706 that enables WSUS for Windows Server 2012/R2 to natively decrypt certain feature updates which are staged in encrypted packages. This is great, especially because this update supposedly fixes an issue with a previous update KB3148812. This update has however been found to break WSUS in Server 2012 R2. I was able to replicate this behavior in my lab environment. My lab environment features a simple WSUS installation integrate with ConfigMgr Software Update Point (SUP). As seen below, after the update is installed the WSUS service crashes and fails to restart, and this adversely affects the SUP role in ConfigMgr.       I also determined that uninstalling the update addressed the issue, but a … Read More

Chiyo OdikaESD Decryption Update KB3159706 Breaks WSUS on Server 2012 R2

OpsMgr 2012 R2 UNIX and Linux Agent Installation. Getting the .rpm and .deb Agent Files

Chiyo OdikaOpsMgr, SCOMLeave a Comment

A client recently asked me how to obtain the agent files for installing UNIX/ Linux OpsMgr agents outside of OpsMgr, and from the command line for instance. After the cursory search for a good article on the web to pass along, I came up with nothing, and decided to correct that. This article will simply walk through how to obtain the agent files. I will not go over agent installation steps as there are numerous articles on the web that sufficiently cover that.   1. Let’s start by obtaining the management packs for UNIX/ Linux. Management packs can be found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29696 2. Select the relevant files for your UNIX/ Linux distros. In my case, 2 flavors of CentOS and … Read More

Chiyo OdikaOpsMgr 2012 R2 UNIX and Linux Agent Installation. Getting the .rpm and .deb Agent Files

Adding DaRT 10 from MDOP 2015 to ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Chiyo OdikaConfigMgr, SCCM5 Comments

This is the third article in a series of articles in which I write about my experiences managing Windows 10 with ConfigMgr 2012 R2. In the first article, I reviewed steps for installing Windows 10 ADK and creating new boot images in ConfigMgr. In the second article, I reviewed the steps for upgrading MDT 2013 integrated with ConfigMgr 2012 R2 to MDT 2013 Update 2. In this article, I will show you how to add DaRT 10, which is available in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2015 to ConfigMgr 2012 R2. The same steps will apply to ConfigMgr current branch. There are many benefits to integrating MDT with ConfigMgr. One of many such benefits is using the Diagnostics and … Read More

Chiyo OdikaAdding DaRT 10 from MDOP 2015 to ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Upgrade MDT 2013 Zero Touch to MDT 2013 Update 2

Chiyo OdikaConfigMgr, SCCM2 Comments

This is the second article in a series of articles in which I write about my experiences managing Windows 10 with ConfigMgr 2012 R2. In the first article, I reviewed steps for installing Windows 10 ADK and creating new boot images in ConfigMgr. In this article, I’ll review the steps for upgrading MDT 2013 integrated with ConfigMgr to MDT 2013 Update 2. Note that while MDT 2013 Update 1 is required for managing Windows 10, MDT 2013 update 2 is NOT required. Also Update 2 includes no major features over update 1, but I’m interested in user experience enhancements¬† for Windows 10 in-place upgrade task sequences.   Download and Install MDT 2013 Update 2 You can get this from the … Read More

Chiyo OdikaUpgrade MDT 2013 Zero Touch to MDT 2013 Update 2

Managing Windows 10 Deployments with ConfigMgr 2012 R2. Windows 10 ADK and MDT 2013 Update 2

Chiyo OdikaConfigMgr, SCCM2 Comments

In a previous post, I lamented the many frustrations that the Windows 10 ADK was causing me and many others, but also promised to post some updates if and when I got it to work for my specific use cases. I actually got this working some time ago, but I’m only now able to blog about this. So without further fuss, in this series of articles, I’ll review the steps I’ve taken to successfully manage Windows 10 in ConfigMgr 2012 R2. These steps also apply to later ConfigMgr releases. This series  will cover steps for: Switching to Windows 10 ADK (1511 version). Download here. Updating Boot Images to Win PE version 10 Upgrading MDT 2013 Zero Touch to MDT 2013 … Read More

Chiyo OdikaManaging Windows 10 Deployments with ConfigMgr 2012 R2. Windows 10 ADK and MDT 2013 Update 2

Installing and Configuring HP Storage Management Pack v4.2.1

Chiyo OdikaSCOM15 Comments

This is the fifth article in a series of articles on how to monitor HP servers and storage with System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr). In the first part of this series, I reviewed the integration kit, and supported configuration and other environment considerations. In the second part of this series, I reviewed the steps for installing the HPE SCOM Integration kit. In the third article in this series, I reviewed the steps required for configuring the HPE SCOM Integration kit. In the fourth article in this series, I reviewed the HP Storage Management Pack features, and required configurations for the SNMP event delivery method. In this article, I’ll review the steps for installing and configuring the HP Storage Management Pack. … Read More

Chiyo OdikaInstalling and Configuring HP Storage Management Pack v4.2.1

HP Storage Monitoring with HP Storage Management Pack v4.2.1. Overview

Chiyo OdikaOpsMgr, SCOM3 Comments

This is the fourth article in a series of articles on how to monitor HP servers and storage with System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr). In the first part of this series, I reviewed the integration kit, and supported configuration and other environment considerations. In the second part of this series, I reviewed the steps for installing the HPE SCOM Integration kit. In the third article in this series, I reviewed the steps required for configuring the HPE SCOM Integration kit. In this article, I’ll review the HP Storage Management Pack features, and required configurations for the SNMP event delivery method. This article is based on the HP Storage Management Pack v4.2.1. The HP Storage Management Packs enhance your management capabilities, … Read More

Chiyo OdikaHP Storage Monitoring with HP Storage Management Pack v4.2.1. Overview

Operations Management Suite (OMS) Capacity Planning Solution Data Aggregation Tips

Chiyo OdikaMicrosoft Operations Management Suite, OMS, OpsMgrLeave a Comment

I make extensive use of the OMS Capacity planning solution. It’s a very convenient way for me to quickly and easily look up performance data for my Hyper-V workloads… yes, especially when they are managed in VMM…I can hear what you are thinking I mean this is convenient, until data aggregation issues rear their ugly heads, and you see the dreaded message in your solution tile. .   This got me wondering how to preempt this, and identify telltale signs that something is amiss with the solution. I’ll preface this by saying that ideally, it’d be nice to identify something that definitively indicates the moment when this solution is no longer aggregating data, so that we can make OMS or … Read More

Chiyo OdikaOperations Management Suite (OMS) Capacity Planning Solution Data Aggregation Tips

Configuring the HPE SCOM Integration kit (x64/x86) v3.1

Chiyo OdikaOpsMgr, SCOM4 Comments

This article is the third installment in a series of articles on monitoring HP servers and storage with SCOM. In the first part of this series, I reviewed the integration kit, and supported configuration and other environment considerations. In the second part of this series, I reviewed the steps for installing the HPE SCOM Integration kit. In this article, I will review the steps required for configuring the HPE SCOM Integration kit. After we’ve installed the SCOM integration kit, and now have the management packs, as seen in the second part of this series, we can now import and configure the monitoring in SCOM.   In the SCOM console, import one or more management packs. NOTE: The HPE ProLiant PRO … Read More

Chiyo OdikaConfiguring the HPE SCOM Integration kit (x64/x86) v3.1

Installing the HPE SCOM Integration kit (x64/x86) v3.1

Chiyo OdikaOpsMgr, SCOM5 Comments

In the first part of this series, I reviewed the integration kit, and supported configuration and other environment considerations. In this article, I will review the steps for installing the HPE SCOM Integration kit. The high-level steps for installing the SCOM Integration Kit management packs include: Launching the kit installer Installing the Device Monitor Service (DMS) Installing the Device Monitor Console (DMC) Review the Component pre-requisites referenced in the first part of the series. On a SCOM console machine, start the installation from the OneView for Microsoft System Center image by executing autorun.hta. Click HP SCOM Integration Kit (x64) or HP SCOM Integration Kit (x86).     3.¬† Follow the wizard steps. On the Select features to install step, select … Read More

Chiyo OdikaInstalling the HPE SCOM Integration kit (x64/x86) v3.1