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

Monitoring HP Servers and Storage with SCOM

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If you utilize HP products within your infrastructure, you’ll be pleased to learn that HP delivers management packs that complement and extend System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2. HP Enterprise servers, Blade System enclosures, HPE Virtual Connect, and a variety of Storage arrays and systems can be managed with the available management packs which you can obtain from the HPE website. I intend for this series to address the dearth of documentation on the web about configuring monitoring of HP systems using System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (SCOM), and also to share my experiences configuring HP Management packs with the community. The series will be comprised of steps for monitoring HP servers and storage respectively. Articles in this series … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMonitoring HP Servers and Storage with SCOM

HP Server Monitoring with HPE SCOM Integration Kit (x64/x86) v3.1. Overview

Chiyo OdikaOpsMgr, SCOM5 Comments

This is the first article in a series of articles on how to monitor HP Servers and Storage with SCOM. This article will provide an overview of the requirements for installing and configuring the HPE SCOM Integration Kit v3.1. This article is based on the kit that was last updated December 9, 2015. The HPE SCOM Integration kit provides the following for SCOM: Identifies, groups, and displays supported Hewlett Packard Enterprise devices and servers Provides links to lower-level Hewlett Packard Enterprise management tools Displays the properties of supported Hewlett Packard Enterprise devices and servers Monitors the state of supported Hewlett Packard Enterprise devices and servers Identifies, translates, and displays traps/indications/events of supported Hewlett Packard Enterprise devices and servers This kit … Read More

Chiyo OdikaHP Server Monitoring with HPE SCOM Integration Kit (x64/x86) v3.1. Overview

SQL MP Version 6.6.2.0 Retracted due to Issues

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Update (12/01/2015): Version 6.6.3.0 fixed the issues referenced below. The version that’s current at the time of this update is version 6.6.4.0.   The SQL Server Engineering Team recently acknowledged that there’s an issue with the recently released SQL MP version 6.6.2.0, and have issued a temporary workaround for the issue here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlreleaseservices/archive/2015/10/16/released-system-center-management-pack-for-sql-server-and-replication-6-6-2-0.aspx.   If you’ve already downloaded this MP version and are seeing this issue in your environment, you are advised to apply the workaround published above. If however, you’d rather revert to the previous MP Version (SQL MP 6.6.0.0), you can get that from the download center here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16174.microsoft-management-packs.aspx?PageIndex=6   I have also uploaded the files below, and to One Drive here: http://1drv.ms/1OYdRk8   Cheers! SQLServerMP_6.6.0.0

Chiyo OdikaSQL MP Version 6.6.2.0 Retracted due to Issues

New SCOM SQL Server Dashboards – A Review

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A few weeks ago, Microsoft published a new SQL Server management pack version 6.6.0.0. The new management pack comes with  a whole slew of new features and fixes, characteristic of such updates, but what I didn’t see coming was the nice lovely surprise that was conveniently tucked away with the update, in the form of a new management pack for a new set of SCOM dashboards. This has been out for over a month, and most of you have already seen and used these dashboards, so alas, the euphoria has likely waned, but for those who aren’t quite as familiar with the new visualization library, I’ve played sufficiently with these dashboards to warrant a review of the new dashboards and … Read More

Chiyo OdikaNew SCOM SQL Server Dashboards – A Review

Troubleshooting Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Capacity Planning Data Aggregation in Progress Issues

Chiyo OdikaAZURE, Microsoft Operations Management Suite, OMS, SCOM1 Comment

I’m an ardent user of the Azure Operational Insights (OpInsights) service and I keenly follow the latest developments, from new Intelligence packs to search data syntax improvements, and so I’ve singled out the Capacity Planning intelligence pack for some constructive critiquing as well as to share my experiences using it. The Capacity Planning intelligence pack is one that garners a lot of attention and enthusiasm during demos. What’s not to love about a tool that gives you greater control over your datacenter capacity, and that enables you to better project and plan for your future compute and storage needs? That’s the sort of insight that makes this service live up to its name. You get the gist, it’s awesome. That is…unless you fail … Read More

Chiyo OdikaTroubleshooting Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Capacity Planning Data Aggregation in Progress Issues

Troubleshooting OpsMgr-to-VMM connection Error 10218

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I recently encountered an issue while configuring OpsMgr-to-VMM connection. The detailed error was as follows: Error 10218 Setup could not import the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Management Pack into Operations Manager server because one or more required management packs are missing. The VMM Management Packs cannot be deployed unless the following component management packs are present in Operations Manager : Windows Server Internet Information Services 2003, Windows Server 2008 Internet Information Services 7, Windows Server Internet Information Services Library, SQL Server Core Library. Recommended Action To provide the missing component management packs, ensure that the following management packs have been imported into Operations Manager server: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Internet Information Services Management Pack for OpsMgr 2012 (version 6.0.6278.0 … Read More

Chiyo OdikaTroubleshooting OpsMgr-to-VMM connection Error 10218

UPDATE: Disable Importing of Operational Insights Configuration Alerts into SCOM

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I recently wrote an article on how to disable importing of Operational Insights Alerts into SCOM. Those rules have been updated and now more accurately reflect the name of the service. The underlying import and sync functionality however, remains the same. The updated rules are highlighted below:     Check out the SCOM Engineering Blog for details   Cheers!

Chiyo OdikaUPDATE: Disable Importing of Operational Insights Configuration Alerts into SCOM

UR5 for SCOM 2012 R2 – Updates to the SCOM plug-in for Azure Operational Insights

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Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 was recently released, and after installing the update in some of my environments, I’d like to draw attention to a few observations. I won’t go into too much detail about a step-by-step installation strategy because the good Kevin Holman has that covered. The ONLY addition I’d make to Kevin’s article is to install the updated management packs for UNIX/ Linux before updating your UNIX/ Linux agents The key issues that are fixed in this rollup include: [Source: Microsoft Support Articles] Operations Manager Monitoringhost process crashes because of bind failures against Active Directory A fix was made to prevent Monitoringhost.exe from crashing when it cannot connect to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). … Read More

Chiyo OdikaUR5 for SCOM 2012 R2 – Updates to the SCOM plug-in for Azure Operational Insights

Disable Importing of Operational Insights Alerts into Operations Manager

Chiyo OdikaAZURE, GENERAL, Microsoft Operations Management Suite, MICROSOFT PRODUCTS, OMS, SCOM, SYSTEM CENTER1 Comment

[UPDATE]: The rules have been updated. If you are familiar with Azure Operational Insights (OpInsights), and have seen it in action, then you no doubt acknowledge that the presented configuration and usage data for your environment is rather useful and quite insightful (pun intended). One other thing we can agree on is that the configuration data, in the form of alerts that get synced back to OpsMgr can be rather miffing even in the best of times. By default, alerts generated by the configuration assessment intelligence pack in OpInsights will get synced up with your OpsMgr environment, when you connect your OpsMgr deployment to the OpInsights service. As seen below, these alerts show up in both OpInsights, and get imported … Read More

Chiyo OdikaDisable Importing of Operational Insights Alerts into Operations Manager