(Hopefully) Useful Information on Microsoft Azure, System Center & Hyper-V

SCOM & SCSM – Automatic Recovery

Microsoft has a support article, ID 2913046, that addresses the issue “The System Centre Management service stops responding after an instance of SQL Server goes offline” which basically involves creating two registry entries to ensure the service reconnects in 60 seconds, and therefore prevent it from going into a Not Responding state. The “Symptoms” section of the article reads… “After an instance of Microsoft SQL Server that hosts the OperationsManager database.. Read More

Save the Date for Microsoft Ignite 2016

Due to work and personal schedules I was unable to attend MS Ignite this year, which was a real shame, as I have heard many good things about the event, and I missed out on meeting my MVP friends who I only get to see once or twice a year.  So, I am very pleased that Microsoft have already announced the Ignite dates for next year, so I can make.. Read More

SCOM – Monitoring for Mount Point Labels

Hi All, Just sharing a new management pack for SCOM 2012 that I uploaded onto the TechNet Gallery. This new management pack provides a monitor to check that where mount points exist, they have labels.  The reason this is important is because SCOM will not discover mount points unless they have labels, but no alerts will be generated to advise of this.  This management pack changes that! The management pack.. Read More

System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager – Moving the Data Warehouse Management Server and Reporting

Microsoft System Center

Evening All, As it’s a nice quiet bank holiday weekend, I thought I would take the opportunity to write up my experience this week with attempting to move the Data Warehouse Management Server and the Reporting Server in my Service Manager management group. The reason for wanting to move these components was to move all onto a newly implemented Hyper-V platform, as well as to reclaim Enterprise SQL licenses that.. Read More

System Center 2012 R2 – UR6 Released!

Update Rollup 6 for System Center 2012 R2 was released this week, and as usual, a good number of improvements, fixes, and features are included. For full details on all the product updates, and download links, visit https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3051171. David