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Let me Count the Ways: Determining Why the System Process Consumes 100% of a Single CPU Core

Let me Count the Ways: Determining Why the System Process Consumes 100% of a Single CPU Core

NOTE: This blog is going through a specific issue in order to help show the steps involved in troubleshooting this type of issue. The process name(s) referenced in this content, except for System, can be any process, and not just ... continue reading
Looking at the Hyper-V Event Log (January 2018 edition)

Looking at the Hyper-V Event Log (January 2018 edition)

First published on TECHNET on Jan 23, 2018 Hyper-V has changed over the last few years and so has our event log structure. With that in mind, here is an update of Ben's original post in 2009 ("Looking at the ... continue reading
Improved branch office support for shielded VMs in Windows Server, version 1709

Improved branch office support for shielded VMs in Windows Server, version 1709

First published on TECHNET on Nov 15, 2017 Companies with large branch offices often must make a tradeoff between user experience and security. To increase employee productivity, it may make sense to deploy replicas of certain applications like Active Directory ... continue reading

Step by Step: Creating a JEA endpoint for DNS management

First published on TECHNET on Mar 07, 2017 Just Enough Administration (JEA) provides a way for administrators to delegate certain admin tasks to non-administrators using PowerShell. Unlike some of the other built-in delegation solutions in Windows, JEA is not tied ... continue reading
Exchange 2010 Correlation Engine Not Generating Alerts

Exchange 2010 Correlation Engine Not Generating Alerts

First published on TECHNET on Apr 15, 2015While helping a customer migrate from SCOM 2007 to SCOM 2012 R2, we noticed a large reduction in Alerts for Exchange 2010. After investigating further, we noticed that we were not getting any ... continue reading
Alerting when performance counters cannot be resolved by SCOM

Alerting when performance counters cannot be resolved by SCOM

First published on TECHNET on Feb 03, 2015A customer of mine is seeing some random issues with SCOM not being able to resolve Exchange performance counters and would like to get an alert when this happens so we can troubleshoot ... continue reading
Alerting on Deadlocks with the SQL Server Management Pack

Alerting on Deadlocks with the SQL Server Management Pack

First published on TECHNET on Oct 28, 2014Today a customer asked me how to configure SCOM to generate Alerts for SQL Deadlocks. Looking in the SQL Server Management Pack, I found that we have event log Rules for deadlocks for ... continue reading
SCOM and APM - the simplest workaround.

SCOM and APM – the simplest workaround.

First published on TECHNET on Jun 29, 2018 Hi there, here I go again to help you out . In this post I will walk you through a temporary workaround for the long running Application Performance Monitoring (APM) issue affecting ... continue reading
OpsMgr event ID 26319 and p_GetDatawarehouseVersion on SCOM 1801 – RESOLVED !!!

OpsMgr event ID 26319 and p_GetDatawarehouseVersion on SCOM 1801 – RESOLVED !!!

First published on TECHNET on Jun 25, 2018 Hi SCOM folk Today I am going to blog how to resolve event ID 26319 on System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 1801 related to the p_GetDatawarehouseVersion stored procedure from getting generated. The ... continue reading
DataKeeper Alerting

Email Alerts with SIOS DataKeeper

Over the past few weeks I wrote a 3-part series on how to configure email alerts based on Perfmon Counters, System Event Log Entries and a specific Windows Service Start or Stop Event. While these guides are relevant to any ... continue reading
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