SCOM – Add network device to network discovery rule via PowerShell

I posted a powershell script here to create a new network discovery rule. You can only create one rule per management server, so once created you just update with new devices. The script bellows doesn’t create the discovery rule, just adds a single device to a current rule.   # Name: Add-Device-to-Network-Discovery-Rule.ps1 # Written by:…


Windows Server 2016 – Nano Server and how it has changed already

One of the things that I was most excited about working with in Windows Server 2016 was Nano Server. The ability to have super fast, super scalable servers to run infrastructure roles (to me) seemed like an awesome addition particularly given that it was the smallest server footprint we’d ever delivered and booted in record…

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SCOM – Remotely update Management Group configuration on SCOM agent via PowerShell

One of my customers installed the agent via SCCM and it had a typo in the management group name. This script removes the current management group configuration the agent is assigned to, and adds a new management group configuration with the correct management group name. $OLDMG = “oldMG” $newMG = “newMG1” $MS = “serverOM” $Agentlist…


SCOM – Create new network discovery rule via PowerShell

I recently had to setup a lot of SCOM management groups with the same network discovery rule. I soon found out there isn’t a powershell cmdlet for it. Of course, it’s the kind of thing you don’t really need that often, as only one discovery rule is allowed per management server. Anyway, I needed one,…


Change OMS Log Analytics Retention Period in the Azure Portal

Where previously you could only change the retention settings for OMS Log Analytics using PowerShell, now you can do it using the Azure Portal. The Log Analytics retention settings allow you to configure a minimum of 31 days (if not using a free tier) up to 730 days. Login to https://portal.azure.com  then go to Log…


Change “Create Request” button-label on SCSM 2012 R2/2016 HTML5 Portal to “Create Incident”

  Default HTML5 portal, has button labelled “Create Request” which in default configuration opens the Generic Incident form to create Incident. The label creates confusion to user as it is used for Incident, not for Service Request. We can change the label to “Create Incident” by modifying the resource file as explained in this blog….

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OMS Search Query Command “Display”

  Saved searches has been in OMS Log Analytics since the beginning. Though if you preferred a specific display type, you couldn’t save that as part of your search. Now the OMS team has introduced a new command named “Display” allowing you to choose how you display your results directly from your query. There are…

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Maintenance Mode for OMS Alerts

  Azure Automation Runbook to enable and disable OMS Alerts OMS is a hyper scale, hybrid and heterogenous monitoring system which can alert on thresholds from any system anywhere. The alerting can be either an email notification, a webhook or even a runbook. Now what happens when you want to suspend alert during a maintenance window?…

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Hide Recommendations from your OMS SCOM Assessment dashboard

OMS Log Analytics can now provide insight on the health and risk of your SCOM management groups. The System Center Operations Manager Assessment solution is now in public preview. The solution is based on Microsoft’s Proactive Premier Services which provides customers with report and analysis of  health and risk issues on Microsoft’s technologies stack at a certain…

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OMS Data Collector API and Twitter Sentiment Demo (Part 2)

This blog was written into 2 parts. You can find Part 1 – Create OMS Data Collector Azure App API here. Part 2 – Create Logic App Now that we have our API which takes your values from tweets and our sentiment and inserts them into OMS, we have to get the data for it….