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"Corporate" Blog of Daniele Muscetta, Premier Field Engineer.

OpsMgr Agents and Gateways Failover Queries

The following article by Jimmy Harper explains very well how to set up agents and gateways’ failover paths thru Powershell . This is the approach I also recommend, and that article is great – I encourage you to check it out if you haven’t done it yet! Anyhow, when checking for the actual failover… Read more

Got Orphaned OpsMgr Objects?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if, in Operations Manager, you’d delete a Management Server or Gateway that managed objects (such as network devices) or has agents pointing uniquely to it as their primary server? The answer is simple, but not very pleasant: you get ORPHANED objects, which will linger in the database but… Read more

Microsoft.Linux.RHEL.5.LogicalDisk.DiskBytesPerSecond Type Mismatch

I have had the following in my notes for a while… and I have not blogged in a while (been too busy) so I decided to blog it today, before the topic gets too old and starts stinking   It all started when a customer showed me an Alert he was seeing in his environment… Read more

Microsoft Way

  In the last couple of weeks we have been driving thru America from the east coast (New York) to the west coast (Seattle). I figured out I needed to show my family the Microsoft campus too. Of course they know I work at Microsoft… but having only seen the office of a subsidiary –… Read more

OpsMgr Event IDs Spreadsheet

I work in support (mostly with System Center Operations Manager, as you know), and I work with event logs every day. The following are typical situations: I get a colleague or a customer telling me “I am having a problem and the SCOM agent is showing 21037 events and 20002 events.  What’s wrong with it?”   … Read more

How to convert (and fixup) the RedHat RPM to run on Debian/Ubuntu

In an earlier post I had shown how I got the Xplat agent running on Ubuntu. I perfected the technique over time, and what follows is a step-by-step process on how to convert and change the RedHat package to run on Debian/Ubuntu. Of course this is still a hack… but some people asked me to… Read more

Audit Collection Services Database Partitions Size Report

A number of people I have talked to liked my previous post on ACS sizing. One thing that was not extremely easy or clear to them in that post was *how* exactly I did one thing I wrote: […] use the dtEvent_GUID table to get the number of events for that day, and use the… Read more

A few thoughts on sizing Audit Collection System

People were already collecting logs with MOM, so why not the security log? Some people were doing that, but it did not scale enough; for this reason, a few years ago Eric Fitzgerald announced that he was working on Microsoft Audit Collection System. Anyhow, the tool as it was had no interface… and the rest… Read more