Archive for December, 2016

Merry Christmas!

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Hello everyone,

Thanks for your fantastic support and feedback this year, I really do appreciate it.

I just wanted to say Merry Christmas and have a Happy and Safe New Year! I’ll take a very short break and I’ll see you early next year with some great new SCOM Posts and Training Videos!

– Tim 🙂

 

In the previous video I ended with a short lecture on why it’s so important that you ensure that your agents work properly…in this video I pretty much start with the same lecture (haha). After that we begin to see how we can troubleshoot SCOM Agents. I talk about problems you might experience with manually installed agents versus discovery based installations. I discuss things like Gray agents, agents appearing in Pending Management, Certificates, the Health Service, Restarting the service, flushing the cache and how to read the windows event log.

13-troubleshooting-scom-agents

In this video I show you how you can set the Remotely Manageable flag on your agents to yes in the SQL Database. I also show you how to enable Agent Proxying for all agents but also how to configure SCOM so that all future agents you install also have the Agent Proxying feature turned on. Finally, I give you a bit of a lecture (lol) about why it’s so important that you ensure that your agents work properly!

12-windows-agents-part-2

Another video for you guys, this one shows you how to use the discovery wizard to install Windows Agents. We also unlock all of the required ports to use discovery in a firewalled environment. Next we install an agent manually and see how when we install an agent on a Domain Controller, the additional step of using the HSLockdown.exe tool is required.

You can download it right here: 11-installing-windows-agents