Archive for July, 2016

Quite a few of you have emailed me asking about this second dashboard design I’ve been working on. Well I’m happy to say, here it is and it works on all versions of SCOM. Just make sure that you have the Performance Collection Counters turned on in SCOM or the graphs and values will be blank.

This Dashboard is more designed to be displayed on an LCD and less like the report style dashboard I’ve released in the past. This one has been designed with Microsoft Exchange Server in mind but it can easily be turned into a SharePoint, SQL Server or Skype (Lync) style dashboard very, very quickly by changing the code (Instructions are included in a .doc file).

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Its been a long time in development but I’m happy to announce my second SCOM Health Check script. This one is over 3500 lines of code, lots of css, html and javascript and its my gift to you guys, the SCOM Community.

So what does this new version offer? Firstly, a much, much nicer report. Fancy graphs, nice clean tables and some genuinely useful information about your SCOM Environment.

 

  • A Data Volume graph where you can instantly see the amount of Alerts, Events, Performance Data and State Changes over the last 7 days
  • The Health State of your SCOM Agents
  • A Graph of your Alert Statistics – how many Open or Closed Alerts
  • Your Management Server Health, Versions, Server Uptime & the number of Workflows they are running. Now updated to include Gateways! Also CPU, Disk and Memory Graphs for each!
  • Any Open Warning or Critical Alerts for your Gateways and Management Servers.
  • The Top 5 Alerts by Repeat Count (use this to identify recurring problems)
  • The Top 5 Events by Computer (see which computers are the noisiest)
  • Your Operational Database & Data Warehouse Servers…how much space they are using, free space, file sizes and locations.
  • Your Operational Database and Data Warehouse Backups. Make sure they are running.
  • Are the Databases being groomed? You’ll be able to tell instantly!
  • Find out what is using all of the space in your Operational Database & Data Warehouse Databases.
  • The Reporting Server and Web Console Server URL’s and if they are OK.
  • The Status of your Scheduled Reports
  • If there are any Overrides in the ‘Default Management Pack’
  • What Discoveries ran in the last 24 Hours and what Properties were changed?
  • Identify agents that are lower than the highest version installed. Use this to see which agents should be upgraded to the most current version
  • Identify Agents that are not Remoteable.
  • Is Agent Proxying Enabled?
  • What Objects are in Maintenance?
  • And it’s available in 2 different colors!

 

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