My % Interrupt Time on one of my servers was exceeding 10%, yielding a SCOM alert. I went to dive in deeper and discovered it is a driver or hardware issue. To determine what driver might be causing the large amounts of interrupts I had to result to a tool called xperf, which is apart of the Windows Performance Toolkit. I ran into an issue where I could not run a kernel trace and this is what I have discovered…
I was tasked with migration an OperationsManager database off to another SQL server on an SQL Instance other than the default “SQLSERVER” instance. I following the TechNet article to perform the migration but was receiving various database connectivity errors in the Operations Manager log on my RMS. Examples of errors occurring for me are below: Continue reading
Some of my Windows 2008 R2 servers have been reaching over our 80% committed memory threshold more often than preferred. There is a hotfix out as noted on Kevin Holman’s OpsMgr Blog – http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2010/06/09/wmi-leaks-memory-on-server-2008-r2-monitored-agents.aspx , however the server admins have not tested and deployed the hotfix yet so in the mean time I needed an efficient way to bounce the WMI service along with dependencies.
In case anyone else if having this issue… This is the script I am using as a Recovery Task with Winmgmt as its parameter to run and sorry if I made any mistakes this is only my third PowerShell script! Feel free to change and let me know if there is a better way! .. NOTE: You will probably need to sign the code unless you changed the PowerShell script execution policy to Unrestricted ! Continue reading
For those that have iPhones and want to upgrade to iOS 4 and are using the a profile find solution below….
After many hours wasted troubleshooting RightFax because everyone was thinking it was at fault, we had to prove that something changed on the network end that hosed up RightFax. RightFax has been running for 2 years with ”0″ issues. So it turns out our network engineers decided to upgrade the IOS (version 12.4.24T2) on their voice routers last week, which hosed up all fax communications when using RightFax. They said it changed the way the t.38 protocol talks between the voice routers. After they opened a support case with Cisco TAC they suggested inputting the following commands on the voice routers and it solved the issue for us. I don’t recall rebooting RightFax after the fix was put in place….
It was time to renew our warranty contacts with HP and we needed a quick and efficient way to gather and submit all of our HP hardware’s information to our vendor for renewal. The canned “Warranty-Contract – Servers” query is not very useful as there are no serial numbers, product name, product numbers, addresses or contact information in the report. If you try to add the other columns it outputs to separate tables, proving to be a useless report. These other pieces of information are hidden in other views and tables in the Insight database. After much tinkering around and much help from our DBA we came up with the following query (note a new view is required to be created in the DB)…
It was a tough find but after much digging I came across the command to run for a silent install of the Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 Operations Console.
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As many of you know collecting all security events on a server using the Audit Collection Service (ACS) can get very “noisy”. Thankfully SecureVantage has come up with a list of noise filters, unfortunately they are all separate queries. I took the time to combine all the queries and thought I would share to save anyone else the trouble…
I’ve recently configured a HP Rapid Deployment (RDP) script to automate the deployment of VMWare ESX to our HP servers. However I did not want to leave the Altiris client on the server after the installation was complete in order to avoid any mistakes (like wiping out the server) after it went into production. Here is how you automate the uninstall of the Altiris agent…
After deploying the OpsMgr agent to a DC you may receive some errors concerning scripts not being able to run. An example of an error you may receive is below:
Forced to terminate the following process started at 1:01:51 PM because it ran past the configured timeout 120 seconds.
Command executed: “C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe” //nologo “C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\Health Service State\Monitoring Host Temporary Files 5\3201\AD_Replication_Partner_Op_Master_Consistency.vbs” DC01.domain.pvt false
Working Directory: C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\Health Service State\Monitoring Host Temporary Files 5\3201\
This is do to the fact that the SCOM HealthService be default only allows for “NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users” Users to access the service. However the service is running as LocalSystem by default. LocalSystem doesn’t fall under the Authenticated Users scope. This is where the hslockdown tool comes in.