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Maidenhead, UK
May 26, 2020   |  By Bruce Cullen
With SCOM 1802/1807 reaching end of life earlier this year and with SCOM 2012 R2 Mainstream support over (at the end of 2017), many of you are looking at your SCOM upgrade options. So what options are there?
May 26, 2020   |  By Bruce Cullen
Management Packs contain the actual monitoring (the workflows themselves) as well as extend the SCOM platforms functionality and are critical to getting your new SCOM Management Group up and running. The good news is most of SCOM Management Packs that worked with SCOM 2012 R2 work right through to SCOM 2019, so you are safe to import them into your new Management Group.
May 26, 2020   |  By Bruce Cullen
If you know which MPs your overrides are stored in, then migrating your current effective tuning is as easy as exporting all of your override MPs, and then importing them into your new SCOM Management Group, assuming you have already imported the MPs containing the monitoring itself. As you also know, in most SCOM deployments, this is never reality across the board.
Apr 15, 2020   |  By Nathan Foreman
I wrote a quick script the other day to pull some SCOM Alert data for testing and thought I’d share a summarized version for anyone looking for easy options to extract their SCOM data. The below sample script pulls all of the SCOM Alerts from your Management Group and pushes them via REST to a specified endpoint. Using the Operations Manager module makes this pretty quick and painless. I’ve called out a couple of easy tweaks you can make below to the script itself.
Apr 6, 2020   |  By Charlotte Wyld
The world of work has had to quickly adapt to the new rules of society. Now more than ever traditional businesses are having to look beyond their immediate goals of sales and revenue and put society at the heart of their business operations. Government legislation on COVID-19 means as many people as possible must work remotely to protect staff, customers and the community.
May 20, 2020   |  By Cookdown
An introduction to the Cookdown SCOM Connector for ServiceNow, complete with demos of each product.
May 20, 2020   |  By Cookdown
From Cookdown Discovery 1.5, regular expressions (RegEx) can be used to shape the data from SCOM before pushing it up into ServiceNow. This video will show you how it all works and explain where it could come in handy
Apr 30, 2020   |  By Cookdown
Easy Tune allows you to tune an entire management pack in a single click - finally, SCOM alert tuning sorted! Did you know Easy Tune has a PowerShell SDK? Find out how Easy Tune's PowerShell SDK allows you to automate your SCOM alert tuning and simplify you SCOM side by side upgrade
Apr 1, 2020   |  By Cookdown
We are excited to announce our SCOM Connector for ServiceNow 1.5 is now live. With some awesome new features.
Apr 1, 2020   |  By Cookdown
From Cookdown Alert Sync 1.5 onwards, the SCOM connector for ServiceNow allows you to hold alerts for a period of time before deciding whether to create an Incident in ServiceNow for them or not. This is great for preventing alerts from port flaps or CPU utilization spikes from being raised as Incidents. We call this functionality "Wait Rules" and this video explains how they work