Creating Unit Monitors for Windows Azure Performance Counters in SCOM 2007 R2

Monitors are powerful management pack objects in SCOM. In the Operations Manager documentation, a monitor is described in the following manner: “monitors can be used to assess various conditions that can occur in monitored objects. For example, a monitor can be used to assess the values of a performance counter, the existence of an event,…

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Viewing the Operations Manager Event Log on Your SCOM 2007 R2 or SCOM 2012 Management Server from the Operations Console

In corporate environments, sometimes a SCOM administrator is given access to the Operations Console only through installation on a client machine or through a Citrix session. So they can’t just launch the Event Viewer in order to take a look at the Operations Manager event log. The great news is this doesn’t mean you won’t…

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Notes on Monitoring Windows Event Logs and Trace Logs in SCOM 2007 R2

In my previous post, I showed you how to visualize Windows Azure Event logs in SCOM 2007 R2. I would like to extend this post to add on some of my additional learning of dealing with Event logs, and Trace logs as well. First, I want to show how to split out event log errors…

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Visualizing Windows Azure Event Logs in SCOM 2007 R2

In this blog, I will demonstrate how to visualize event logs in SCOM 2007 R2. Even though the Windows Azure Management Pack documentation says that the management pack “collects and monitors Windows events,” it doesn’t simply collect them on its own. It will only collect them if you create an event collection rule to collect…

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Resolving Windows Azure Diagnostics Connection String Issues with SCOM 2007 R2

In earlier versions of the Windows Azure SDK, the default Windows Azure Diagnostics string provided by the Visual Studio template in the service configuration file was named DiagnosticsConnectionString. Later Windows Azure SDKs have changed this name to Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.Diagnostics.ConnectionString. By default, however, the SCOM 2007 R2 Windows Azure Management Pack continues to reference the DiagnosticsConnectionString setting…

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