System Center Operations Manager

Tasty Treats for System Center Operations Manager (by Tyson Paul)

How to Analyze a SCOM Property Bag

From time to time I find myself writing PowerShell scripts for custom workflows: discoveries, rules, monitors, tasks, etc. Often times the project at hand requires a property bag full of juicy data to be used in the workflow. There are a handful of other blogs that describe what a property bag is but here I’ll… Read more

SCOMHelper PowerShell Module – A SCOM Admin’s Best Friend

*Note: after today (2019/06/19) I will no longer have access to update this blog. Check the PowerShell gallery (PSGallery) for updates. (installation instructions at bottom) There are a number of cool scripts that I’ve collected, borrowed, and written in my travels as a SCOM field engineer and PowerShell enthusiast. I decided to put them all… Read more

SCOM Sudoers Reference

  NOTE: These example sudoers configurations are compatible with SCOM 2012 R2. There have been some minor changes to the nix deployment kit names in SCOM 2016 and these changes have not been added below… YET. If you would like to submit your additions for SCOM 2016, please do so in the comments and the… Read more

Class Viewer: An Easy Way to View Class Hierarchy and Hosting Relationships in the Operations Manager Console

Up until now there has been no easy way to get a good, visual perspective on the classes and hosting relationships that exist in your SCOM management group. I introduce ClassViewer; a script that will add a Web Page view into your Monitoring workspace so that you can see all classes in your management group… Read more

Visual Studio ‘Failed to verify module reference’ Authoring SCOM Management Pack, VSAE

Today I’m writing about an elusive problem with a management pack that I was authoring recently. I was writing a generic datasource for a registry discovery; that is a discovery that will instantiate a class based on the existence of a registry key on the Target machine, and generic because I will use a single… Read more

SCOM: Export Rules, Monitors, Overrides, Settings, Effective Monitoring Configuration with PowerShell

2018.03.23: (This is a reboot of a previous post. I revised the title, script, and photos a bit.) I was working on a support case recently when it was brought to my attention that this cmdlet, Export-SCOMEffectiveMonitoringConfiguration,  does not output ALL contained instance configurations even when the “-RecurseContainedObjects” parameter is used. Yes, really!  It outputs configuration data for only one… Read more