Utökad övervakning av Windows Server Clusters

Microsofts Management Pack for Windows Server Cluster ( innehåller många bra funktioner för övervakning av viktiga delar i ett kluster, bl. a att klustret är igång och att resurserna är tillgängliga. En bit som dock saknas är möjligheten att få larm när en resurs ligger på ”fel” nod i klustret.

Ämnen: System Center Operations Manager Nedladdningar Windows Cluster

Nyheter kring System Center Operations Manager 1801

Tidigare under året berättade Microsoft om en kommande stor ändring man var på väg att genomföra för System Center-sviten. Istället för att, som tidigare lansera nya versioner vart fjärde-femte år inför man nu kontinuerliga uppdateringar.

Det innebär att man kommer att släppa två nya versioner per år, detta för att snabba på lanseringscyklerna och snabbare få ut uppdateringar för produkterna till kunderna.

Ämnen: Operations Management Suite Operations Manager OpsMgr SCOM SCOM 1801

SCOM-dagen 2017 – Återigen en stor succé


  Årets SCOM-dag blev återigen en succé som innehöll mängder av nyheter inom övervakning, automatisering och analys. Vi var även detta år på Visual Arena på Lindholmen i Göteborg som vi fyllde till bredden med deltagare och sponsorer.

Återigen slog vi rekord i antal deltagare, vi var så många som 70 deltagare från 45 olika organisationer utspridda över 3 olika länder. När man även räknar in sponsorer och talare blev det totala antalet riktigt bra, hela 89 personer utspridda över 9 länder närvarade under dagen!

Ämnen: Evenemang SCOM-Dagen

Webcast - Free predictive Analytics For Microsoft System Center

Approved Consulting and Opslogix arranged a webinar to demonstrate the strength of implementing IT Service Analytics for your operational data in this recorded webcast.

Ämnen: Operations Management Suite System Center Operations Manager IT Service Analytics

Machine Learning algorithms together with SCOM for correlations between performance,  alerts and events data


This summer we had the benefit to do some research with the new features built in SQL Server and the more advanced analytical part of SQL Server 2016 such as R.

Ämnen: System Center Operations Manager Digital Operations

Continual Service Improvement - and how to become better!

CSI, or Continual Service Improvement, is one of the more important processes when working with IT Service Management. To achieve good results when implementing IT Service Management you need to be able to measure, follow up and evaluate complete processes and not just separate parts at a time.

Showing a holistic picture of how functional your IT Services are yet another challenge while using System Center products. They are all sold under one System Center flag and yet are completely separate entities. Thus making your life hard once you realize that all of the separate bits and pieces are actually a part of one big puzzle.

Here is how we help our clients overcome the System Center segregation issue and enable them to have full visibility of their IT Service Delivery.

Predictive Analytics for System Center and OMS – The missing piece of the puzzle!

World of IT is changing and so are the IT organizations. The cloud era has begun and it is now being widely adopted. As a result of this, new technologies and products are evolving rapidly, and many of them powered by the cloud platform.

While it's appealing to look into and explore all the new capabilities of all these new technologies, it's easy to forget that most organizations in the real world are still managing or partially managing their datacenters on-premise. And more important for this article, many of them are managed with products from the Microsoft System Center Suite.

In this article I will talk about combining and analyzing the result sets from different technologies, such as agent based monitoring from Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), but also some rather new technologies, such as log analytics with Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS).

In addition, I’ll address some of the concerns and requests we get from our customers throughout the industry such as service modeling, security considerations and wish for a holistic perspective of the whole IT Service delivery supported by their processes.

Ämnen: Operations Management Suite System Center Operations Manager Azure Log Analytics Azure Automation

Automated analysis - the shortcut to proactive monitoring

The transition from reactive to proactive monitoring can in some cases be a real challenge for IT organizations. This usually involves a lot of tuning of thresholds and alerts to give an early indication if a resource might fail. It can also increase the alert noise in your environment and to succeed with the proactive initiative, more IT staff might be required to work with all the new alerts and indications to prevent a possible service failure.

To deliver a successful implementation of proactive monitoring with the increased amount of events generated from growing numbers of devices each year, another approach needs to be considered.

Ämnen: IT Service Analytics

The release of Predictive Analytics for Microsoft System Center

Ämnen: Operations Management Suite System Center Operations Manager

Intercepting failures with time pattern recognition

You have both hourly and daily data for service component availability, performance, events and alerts gathered in SCOM. Since it is just heaps of data, it can be difficult to get an understanding whether any of the logged events occur according to some kind of time pattern and when any of them relate to one another.

Recognizing reocurrences is very beneficial when managing sparse and at first sight unrelated events. After grouping and filtering all events by an identified time pattern we are able to find correlations and (hopefully) causations of specific happenings.

In this blog post we will review the built-in SCOM reports for analyzing this kind of data and will also show you how adding some extra capabilities makes life much easier.  

Ämnen: System Center Operations Manager