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I’ve had so much positive feedback about my original SCOM Health Check Script and also the updated v2 one which a lot of people thanked me for updating it with the fresh new style. However I also got some great feedback asking if I could turn it into a SCOM Report that could be run, scheduled and emailed from SCOM itself. Then you’ll be pleased to know that I’ve been working on it and soon plan to release my version 1.0 SCOM Health Check Report. So this new report will be like the previous one as far as content goes, giving you the same sort of information, except instead of being written in Windows PowerShell I wrote this using SQL Queries and SQL Report Builder. I’ve then taken that and populated it into a SCOM Management Pack so you guys can simply import it straight into SCOM and schedule it to email you…how easy is that!

It has a slightly different look to my previous reports and I’m still playing around with styles so I haven’t actually settled on a final one but it will most likely look something like this..

SCOM Report v1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A while back (2014) I wrote and posted a SCOM Daily Health Check script. I would like to thank you all for the positive feedback, comments and suggestions that you provided me with. Soon…I’ll be giving back again with a new and improved version…and it’s considerably improved too!

So what’s coming in v2.0?

Well, a lot, but we’ll get to that soon when I publish it. But the main thing is, it looks a lot better (I hope you agree). Here’s a quick glance at what it looks like although that might change before release (I have a few different styles that I’m playing with…maybe I’ll release more than one).

SCOM Dashboard v2

 

I’ve also tried to put a bit of structure into the code so it’ll be easily adaptable if you wanted to turn this into a Management Pack specific Dashboard…like an Exchange or Lync one (which I may very well do myself anyway).

In the meantime if you guys have any suggestions or you’d like to see certain things in this script/dashboard please let me know and I’ll consider it.

Edit: An update to this, today I was working with a client and we were discussing Lync. So I decided to use the existing script and mock up a Dashboard based on the Key Health Indicators that Microsoft suggest (plus a few requested tweaks). Obviously the client uses SCOM so we’re already collecting some of the data that Microsoft suggest…anyway, here’s that report in white (the script will handle either color output).

Lync DashboardI’m still working on a few code changes so keep the feedback coming…I appreciate it.

 

EDIT: The script has been released: http://www.culham.net/scom/scom-2012-scom-2012-r2-daily-check-powershell-script-html-report-v2-0-released/. Enjoy 🙂

As a SCOM guy I tend to get asked about reports quite a bit. In my experience the most common question I get from new users or people from other teams is as follows:

What Operating System Performance Counters do we collect by default on a Windows Server and what reports do we have for those counters?
Well the answer is the same for Windows 2003, 2008/R2 and Windows 2012. The one’s highlighted in Yellow are the ones that are collected by default on these systems. These reports are built into these Operating Systems Management Packs and come from Microsoft. The ones that are in white simply indicate that there is a report available, but they will be blank because the default behaviour of the Management Pack is to “turn off these counters”. So we’re not collecting these counters at all. That can also answer another frequent question. Why is my report blank? The most obvious answer is that we’re not collecting the data that the report wants to display.

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