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En titt på nyheterna i SCOM 1807

Som jag skrev i min förra post så lanserades SCOM 1807 för några veckor sedan, och jag förklarade vilka nyheter som fanns med och vad de innebär. I den här posten vill jag visa upp dem och hur de fungerar, samt vad du kan göra med dem. Jag har valt ut några av de större nyheterna och jobbat med dem för att se hur de fungerar.

Ämnen: SCOM 1807 Digital Operations OpsMgr Operations Manager System Center Operations Manager

Lansering av Operations Manager 1807

En av de större sakerna som hänt i SCOM-världen det senaste året är att man från Microsoft beslutat att gå över mot ett nytt releaseschema som innebär att vi kommer få uppdateringar två gånger per år. Genom Semi-Annual Channel som det nya tänket kallas har vi hittills fått SCOM 1801 där vi bland annat fick en sprillans ny webbkonsol fri från Silverlight.

Ämnen: SCOM Operations Manager System Center Operations Manager SCOM 1807

Tillägg för att verifiera larmutskicksfunktionen

Många organisationer använder sig av prenumerationer (Subscriptions) i Operations Manager för att skicka ut meddelanden om kritiska larm till ansvariga tekniker via mail eller SMS under kvällar, nätter och helger. Vanligtvis fungerar detta bra men ju fler system som är inblandade i larmkedjan desto större möjlighet att något kan haka upp sig på vägen så att dessa larm inte kommer fram till avsedd mottagare. Därmed finns det risk att kritiska fel i viktiga IT-system missas utanför kontorstid.

Ämnen: Nedladdningar System Center Operations Manager Beredskap

Utökad övervakning av Windows Server Clusters

Microsofts Management Pack for Windows Server Cluster (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=2268) 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

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

Introduction

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

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 Azure Automation System Center Operations Manager Azure Log 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

Detecting abnormal behavior with baseline filtering

I bet we would all agree that the ultimate goal of IT monitoring is to prevent IT service outages. But admit, even with all the monitors set up in System Center Operations Manager and alerts configured to notify admins when vital thresholds have been reached, we are still not being efficient enough in solving (not to mention preventing) critical issues on time.

Dealing with alerts generated in SCOM has multiple complications. Too many alerts being generated and no clear priority system are a few examples, leading administrators into 'alert ignorance'.

In this article we are going to look at a different approach to identifying upcoming issues in your IT environment which will introduce clarity and guidance into the assorted jungle of alerts and capacity issues.

Ämnen: System Center Operations Manager