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!
Hopefully you’ll find this script useful and it might help you identify problems, like this one:
This is clearly showing the DataWarehouse is out of space!
Simply unpack the zip file onto a SCOM Management Server and run the scom-dashboard.ps1 script (found in the script folder) from a PowerShell Console Window. When the script is finished you’ll find the report inside the “report” folder.
Thanks for trying out this new script! Download it here: Culham SCOM Dashboard v2.0!
A few notes:
Since this is the initial release, please try it in a lab before you try it in production. There’s no code that makes any changes so of course you should be safe, but you run it at your own risk 🙂
If you want to make changes to this code, feel free but credit where its due would be nice. I have put a lot of work into this so I’d appreciate that…I’m not asking much.
Finally, if you think this report and indeed this site helps you out feel free to tell those fine folks at the Microsoft MVP Program all about it 🙂 and if you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for improvement please let me know via the Contact Page or email me at email@example.com.