Author Archives: Markus

Expression Filter in the 2.0 schema

Until recently I used a performance mapper to get consecutive samples for my custom monitors or rules. This is not optimal since the data is transformed into performance [..]

Authoring, SCOM 2012

Customize your log file monitoring

Problem A customer wants to monitor a text log file for an event. There is also a correlated event that will indicate a good state. There shouldn’t be [..]

Authoring, SCOM 2012

SchedulerFilter in Web Application monitoring

A customer asked to limit the monitoring for a web site during a specific timeframe. In this Technet Forum thread it was suggested to add the SchedulerFilter to [..]

Authoring, SCOM 2012, Web Application Monitoring

Author Reports for SCOM part 1

Part 1: Create the report Part 1: Create the report Part 2: Design the report Part 3: Import the report into Operations Manager In this series of blog posts will demonstrate [..]

Authoring, Reports, SCOM 2007 R2, SCOM 2012

Correct time zone in reports

I recently observed that one of my custom alert reports didn’t show the correct timestamp for each alert. After some troubleshooting I found out that this report didn’t compensate [..]

Authoring, Reports

Invoke-WebRequest in PowerShell discovery fail

Today I encountered an error with a TimedPowerShell discovery. The Invoke-WebRequest command was the cause as I found out in the Event Log. The targeted server was running [..]

Authoring, SCOM 2012

Switch from VMWare to Hyper-V seminar

Don’t miss the whole day seminar on how to migrate to Microsoft Hyper-V the 3rd of October in Stockholm. Listen to our virtualization experts Niklas Åkerlund and Kristian Nese [..]


Extraction Rules in Web Application Transaction Monitoring

Extraction Rules can be useful when creating a synthetic transactions for a web request. If the page you need to monitor is using a unique session id that [..]

SCOM 2007 R2, SCOM 2012, Web Application Monitoring

Regular expression support in System Center Operations Manager

Microsoft has published a new KB describing the Regular expression support in System Center Operations Manager 2007 and 2012. In group calculation, PERL regular expression syntax is used [..]

Authoring, Knowledge Base, SCOM 2007 R2, SCOM 2012

System Center 2012 SP1 UR2 released

System Center 2012 SP1 UR2 has now been released and can be installed from Windows Update or downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. Issues fixed in this release for [..]

SCOM 2012, UR