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Sep 28, 2020   |  By Bruce Cullen
Have you ever looked at SCOM on User Voice - Microsoft’s way of collecting feedback on what end users have to say about SCOM and its future? Well good news, the top 2 items are going to be addressed! At Ignite 2020 - System Center session, Dianna Marks (SCOM Product Marketing Manager) told us Microsoft have heard your feedback and will be taking action.
Sep 17, 2020   |  By Charlotte Wyld
We’re well over a year old now, the team has doubled in size and things are going just swell here at Team_Cookdown. Since we launched, we’ve expanded our product range to include some awesome new solutions like Alert Sync and Discovery and added loads of new features to our existing SCOM toolkit; to bring you expertly crafted integrations solutions for two of the most established platforms in IT enterprise, SCOM and ServiceNow.
Sep 17, 2020   |  By Bruce Cullen
Good news! We’ve created an awesome SquaredUp dashboard pack for our ServiceNow Monitoring MP! You can now enjoy our ServiceNow Monitoring MP and Dashboard pack for free, just click on the links below.
Sep 9, 2020   |  By Charlotte Wyld
In SCOM you can see the monitoring that generates your alerts (the contents of Health Explorer). While SCOM doesn’t always make it easy to get at the valuable context that this monitoring data provides, it is there and can help answer the "why" questions that often come up when looking at an alert in isolation.
Sep 1, 2020   |  By Charlotte Wyld
Arup are a global architectural engineering company, behind ground-breaking structures such as: Sydney Opera House, Changi Airport Singapore, Hong Kong Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, and many more. Behind these amazing projects sits a large IT infrastructure, spanning 44 countries, across 3 key regions Americas, UKIMEA & APAC.
Aug 6, 2020   |  By Charlotte Wyld
Our SCOM Connector for ServiceNow will enrich your ServiceNow deployment with direct integrations with Microsoft SCOM. Our suite of solutions are fast and easy to deploy, offer seamless integration, and can be fully customized. Streamlining your ServiceNow Incidents, CIs and mapping with SCOM has never been easier, with these new features we’ve just released.
Jul 28, 2020   |  By Dave Lewis
The Azure SQL Managed Instance is one of Microsoft’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings for SQL. It adds all the features you would expect of a PaaS platform such as automated patching, backups and streamlined high availability whilst closely aligning the technology to on-premises or IaaS workloads to reduce the barrier to entry. The product features near 100% compatibility with the latest Enterprise Edition of SQL Server and the automated Azure Data Migration service.
Jul 22, 2020   |  By Nathan Foreman
Following our Identification and Reconciliation post in this series, I wanted to briefly introduce the Identification Rule, a key part of the IRE system. We’ll continue to dig into IRE with this series, check back for more soon. Now that you’ve decided to funnel all of your Configuration Items (CIs) into ServiceNow via IRE, we need to sort out what each item is, and how it should be marked as unique. Identifications Rules perform this step with two distinct parts.
Jul 13, 2020   |  By Bruce Cullen
Before we get into it, let’s get one thing straight, by SCOMaaS, I am in no way referring to Azure Monitor here. I truly mean that the SCOM Management Groups themselves would be hosted and managed by Microsoft SaaS style! This is the biggest announcement from the SCOM Product Team at SCOMathon 2020, for this single reason – it sets the direction on the future of SCOM as a product and clearly positions it along side Azure Monitor.
Jul 13, 2020   |  By Bruce Cullen
There where a raft of announcements at SCOMathon 2020 from Aakash Basavaraj from the SCOM Product Team and one of the most exciting things was a sneak peek at what to expect after SCOM 2019 UR2 is out of the door: PowerBI Dashboards – being developed in partnership with Silect, experts in this area, this will be launched in SCOM 2019 UR2. No info was given on what to expect here, but as Silect’s PowerBI dashboards are already public, we expect this to look similar.
Aug 26, 2020   |  By Cookdown
Learn how Arup, the structural engineering company behind the Sydney Opera House, Changi Airport in Singapore, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in Greater China and more use SCOM to monitor their cloud-hosted ServiceNow instance with the Cookdown ServiceNow Monitoring Management Pack.
Jul 20, 2020   |  By Cookdown
Cookdown Discovery takes the data you already have in your Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) deployment and uses it to populate ServiceNow's CMDB. No extra agents or permissions required!
Jul 20, 2020   |  By Cookdown
Cookdown Alert Sync automates ServiceNow Incident creation from SCOM alerts and takes 15 mins to get set up - in this video, we run through the whole process with a blank ServiceNow Instance and fresh SCOM Management Group
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
Mar 27, 2020   |  By Cookdown
We are joined by a panel of experts to bring you some awesome SCOM tuning tricks and tips for Active Directory, SQL, Oracle and SCOM itself.
Dec 27, 2019   |  By Cookdown
Monitor ServiceNow from Microsoft SCOM with our free MP. Watch to find out how to get it set up and where to download it from.

Enrich your ServiceNow deployment with direct integrations with Microsoft SCOM. Our solutions are fast and easy to deploy, offer seamless integration, and can be fully customized to suit your needs.

ServiceNow Connector features:

  • Alerts: Send filtered SCOM alerts to ServiceNow to create incidents, and keep both systems up-to-date using bi-directional syncing. View all Alerts directly in ServiceNow.
  • Discovery: Populate ServiceNow’s CMDB with discovery data from SCOM, such as Windows and Linux servers, databases, clusters and more.
  • Service Mapping: Leverage your SCOM agents to automatically map your applications. Nothing to deploy and configure – just fast, accurate service mapping.

Optimize your IT with Microsoft SCOM and ServiceNow.