Setting Up an Alert for Hosted Service State Changes in SCOM 2007 R2

I’m posting this by request from a customer who desires to setup an alert when a hosted service changes its state. The process is fairly straightforward, provided you know where to look. In the screenshot below, we have a hosted service (in my case, eponymously named walterm), that is currently healthy. What we want is…


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…


SCOM 2007 R2 Event Log Alerting and Monitoring for Azure Applications

Through rules, SCOM provides a powerful system for capturing specific events from the event log of Windows Azure applications and notifying various groups of critical events through SCOM alerts. Events are stored in the SCOM database, which can be analyzed in views and reports. This walkthrough will demonstrate how to create a rule that captures…

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