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…


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,…