Troubleshooting Cross Platform Discovery and Agent Installation (part 2)

This is part of a multi-part article (if you didn’t gather that from the title). For easy reference, here are all the parts. (part 1)       Scenario #1 – "There were no computers that met the specified discovery criteria" (this article) Scenario #2 – "SSH discovery failed." with "unspecified problem" (part 3)       Scenario #3 – "Did…


Troubleshooting Cross Platform Discovery and Agent Installation (part 4)

This is part of a multi-part article (if you didn’t gather that from the title). For easy reference, here are all the parts. (part 1)       Scenario #1 – "There were no computers that met the specified discovery criteria" (part 2)       Scenario #2 – "SSH discovery failed." with "unspecified problem" (part 3)       Scenario #3 – "Did…

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Troubleshooting Cross Platform Discovery and Agent Installation (part 1)

Troubleshooting discovery and agent installation can be challenging when it comes to the cross platform extensions, mainly because the UI isn’t always intuitive or directly helpful in determining the root cause of an issue. You often have to use logs or debugging tools to follow what’s going on behind the UI and at the same…


Troubleshooting Cross Platform Discovery and Agent Installation (part 3)

This is part of a multi-part article (if you didn’t gather that from the title). For easy reference, here are all the parts. (part 1)       Scenario #1 – "There were no computers that met the specified discovery criteria" (part 2)       Scenario #2 – "SSH discovery failed." with "unspecified problem" (this article) Scenario #3 – "Did…


Some more help troubleshooting discovery and agent installation

I was recently working with Bob Cornelissen on an issue that he was seeing with agent installation. He tried a bunch of stuff, including the list of things including my previous blog article “Can’t get your Linux computer discovered? Check your network configuration.” As it turned out, it was something new, and he gives a…


Building a CentOS Management Pack (part 3)

In part 1 of this article, I talked about the basics of building a CentOS Management Pack, beginning with trying out the Red Hat agent. In part 2, I talked about how to build the actual MPs. Now I need to actually install the MPs and make sure it all works. Importing the Management Packs…

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Building a CentOS Management Pack (part 2)

In part 1 of this article, I talked about the basics of building a CentOS Management Pack, beginning with trying out the Red Hat agent. Now I’ll continue the article where I left off, talking about building the MP itself. Creating the Management Pack In order to replicate everything I did, it helps to understand…

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Building a CentOS Management Pack (part 1)

 UPDATE 8/27/2012 – This worked on SCOM 2007 R2 but will most likely not work on SC 2012. As part of my learning process in joining the Cross Platform & Interop team (some might call it hazing!), I recently built my first-ever Operations Manager Management Pack. It wasn’t exactly a “Hello World” MP (I built…