An Introduction To Machine Learning & SCOM Automation By Vincent de Vries

An Introduction To Machine Learning & SCOM Automation By Vincent de Vries

During SCOM Day 2017 in Gothenburg, organized by Approved, one of the main topics was data-driven automation. Since machine learning and artificial intelligence are the emerging technologies of the future, there is a noticeable rising trend in IT. Many organizations are hesitant to wholly migrate into the cloud, especially when they have already heavily invested in their on-prem environments. The same goes for those who have their environment running on Microsoft System Center Operations Manager.

Vincent de Vries (@vindevries), Managing Director at OpsLogix talked about our journey as a company towards machine learning and AI. He discussed what machine learning is and how one of our latest software, EZalert, an AI solution for SCOM, can help organizations automate their 1st level of support. EZalert can be taught to automatically set your resolution states and attach actions to those resolution states.

Our New & Free Contribution To The Community: app.cloudoptimizers.io

Our New & Free Contribution To The Community: app.cloudoptimizers.io

In the past two years, we have seen something undeniable happening: a rise in cloud adoption, whether hybrid or full-on cloud migrations. For the System Center Operations Manager Community, we had already created a highly successful free Ping Management Pack, which has been downloaded over 10.000 times.

 

 

app.cloudoptimizers.io = 100% FREE

With the cloud adoption in full swing, we decided to create a useful application to help organizations optimize their cloud environment, cutting costs by enabling users to not only schedule when a VM is turned on or off, but also allowing them to change the resource size of a VM on a schedule.

Visit app.cloudoptimizers.io and create a free account. Schedule unlimited amounts of VM’s and tell us what you like about it and what we can improve on!

Compatible with Azure, AWS & Google Cloud

Our Cloudoptimizers application supports Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and the Google Cloud Platform.

Azure Managed Applications – How It Works

Azure Managed Applications – How It Works

 

Azure Managed Applications is a new service provided by Microsoft which allows Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and corporate central IT teams to deliver turnkey solutions through the Azure Marketplace or Service Catalog. So what does that mean for the end-user?

Basically, the end-users deploy these managed applications into their subscriptions, but they don’t have to maintain, update, or service them. Which is a great key advantage of the Azure Managed Applications services! It’s the responsibility of the vendors to manage and support these applications. So as an end-user, you don’t have to invest in building the application specific domain knowledge, which would have been needed to service these applications. You will automatically acquire application updates without having to worry about troubleshooting and diagnosing issues with the application.

At OpsLogix, we’ve developed a Managed Application of our Oracle OMS Collector, however, it’s not yet ready to market. In the video above, Kristian Nese, Senior Program Manager of AzureCAT at Microsoft gives you a short demo of how to use our Oracle OMS Collector as an Azure Managed App during Experts Live Europe 2017.

 

Virtual Machine Planned Maintenance

Virtual Machine Planned Maintenance

 

Ziv Rafalovich joins Scott Hanselman to talk about improvements to the planned maintenance experience in Azure, including better visibility and control of maintenance events that impact virtual machine availability. Learn how to create alerts, discover which virtual machines are scheduled for maintenance, and proactively start the maintenance using the Azure portal, REST API, Azure PowerShell, or Azure CLI.

Note:

During September 2017, you can try the new experience by creating new VMs in the US West Central region using this special link to the Azure portal: http://aka.ms/PlannedMaintenancePreview.

For the original article, click here.

New Update: OpsLogix Oracle RAC Management Pack V1.1.1.22

New Update: OpsLogix Oracle RAC Management Pack V1.1.1.22

We’re happy to announce a new update release of our Oracle RAC Management Pack for SCOM 2012/2016. The  V1.1.1.22 release mainly contains a performance update and is upgradable after V1.1.0.0 or later.

The update is downloadable from the customer download area.

Oracle RAC Management Pack V1.1.1.22

For the V1.1.1.22  update, the Oracle RAC discovery processes have become more efficient.

For more additions, changes, and fixes please refer to release notes.

Update Instructions

  1. Import the updated management packs.
  2. When imported wait +/- 10 minutes to get the updated MPs distributed in your SCOM environment.
  3. In the SCOM console, go to the “Administration” folder -> “Resource Pools” and select the resource pool(s) that is responsible for the Oracle RAC monitoring.
  4. Select the “view resource pool members..”. For every member, access to the server and follow the step below:
  5. Restart the SCOM agent

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New Update: OpsLogix VMware Management Pack V1.3.7.0

New Update: OpsLogix VMware Management Pack V1.3.7.0

We’re happy to announce a new update release of our VMware Management Pack for SCOM 2012/2016. This latest release is upgradable starting from V1.3.0.0 or later.

The update is downloadable from the customer download area.

 

VMware Management Pack V1.3.7.0

The new VMware Management Pack update allows the monitoring of larger VMware environments, using a lower footprint while maintaining stability.

The optimization of all modules has enabled the management pack to be able to handle more workloads and we’ve added detailed error messaging for the connection check monitor.

Other Adjustments
  • When using GW as a SCOM resource pool members to monitor VMware, it can no longer result in an unresponsive resource pool.
  • Hardware monitoring, in some situations, can no longer stall and report an error to the event log.
  • Incorrect last value is no longer shown in alert messages from some monitors.
  • When adding a new VC connection, an incorrect server is no longer used to do the connection check.

For more additions, changes, and fixes please refer to release notes.

 

Update Instructions

  1. Import the updated management packs.
  2. When imported wait +/- 10 minutes to get the updated MPs distributed in your SCOM environment.
  3. In the SCOM console, go to the “Administration” folder -> “Resource Pools” and select the resource pool(s) that is responsible for the VMware monitoring.
  4. Select the “view resource pool members..”. For every member, access to the server and follow the step below:
  5. Restart the SCOM agent

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Error 25211 When You Try To Install The System Center Operations Manager Agent

Error 25211 When You Try To Install The System Center Operations Manager Agent

Symptoms

When you try to install the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2016, 2012 R2, or 2012 agent on Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, the installation fails, and you receive the following error message:

Error 25211. Failed to install performance counters.. Error Code: -2147024809 (The parameter is incorrect.).

Note: You may receive a different error code, such as the following:

Error Code: -2147024894 (The system cannot find the file specified.).

Additionally, the event log displays the following event:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: MsiInstaller
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10005
User:  <USER_NAME>
Computer: <COMPUTER_NAME>
Description:
Product: System Center Operations Manager <VERSION> Agent — Error 25211.Failed to install performance counters.. Error Code: -2147024809 (The parameter is incorrect.).

Cause

This issue occurs for any of the following reasons:

  • Some registry keys are missing.
  • The Perfh009.dat file is locked by another process.
  • Some performance counters are corrupted.

Resolution

To fix this issue, try the following steps in the given order:

  1. Install the Operations Manager agent by running the following command at an elevated command prompt:

    msiexec.exe /i MOMAgent.msi NOAPM=1

    If the issue persists, go to step 2.

  2. Determine whether the following full registry subkeys exist:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HealthService\Performance

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MOMConnector\Performance

    Create the indicated “Performance” keys if they don’t exist, and then reinstall the Operations Manager agent.

    Note You don’t have to create values for the new registry keys.

    If the issue persists, go to step 3.

  3. Use a tool such as Process Monitor or Process Explorer to determine whether Perfh009.dat is locked by another process. If Perfh009.dat is locked, stop the other process, and then reinstall the operations Manager agent.If Perfh009.dat isn’t locked or if the issue persists, go to step 4.
  4. Rebuild the performance counter library, and then reinstall the Operations Manager agent.

Read the original article here.

OpsLogix Oracle Summer Offer

OpsLogix Oracle Summer Offer

ORACLE MANAGEMENT PACK & ORACLE OMS SUMMER DEAL!

For every OpsLogix Oracle Management Pack license purchased, we are offering a free 12-month valid OpsLogix OMS-Oracle collector license worth € 240.00.

This offer expires on September 22nd!

The OpsLogix Oracle OMS Collector

Consolidate Oracle monitoring, auditing, and log analytics into Microsoft OMS (Operations Management Suite) by using the OpsLogix Oracle OMS Solution.
Get a holistic view of your Oracle environment by using our out of the box dashboards in OMS, and be in control of your environment within minutes. Not only does the OpsLogix OMS Oracle Solution provide performance and availability metrics, but it also allows you to audit your Oracle environment so that you can be compliant within hours.

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OpsLogix VMware Management Pack Price Will Be Changing

OpsLogix VMware Management Pack Price Will Be Changing

GET IT FOR THE CURRENT PRICE WHILE YOU STILL CAN! SEND AN EMAIL TO SALES@OPSLOGIX.COM

As of 1st of July 2017, we will be raising the price of our VMware Management Pack from €120.00 per socket to € 159.00 per socket (price includes Support and Maintenance/ software assurance).

VMWARE MANAGEMENT PACK V. 1.3.6.1 UPDATE

For the VMware Management Pack update, we have added new monitors such as Virtual Machine CPU wait time and Memory Ballooning. We have also fixed an issue with the alerts in Virtual Center that were not being updated in SCOM. Furthermore, the updated version has an extra monitor that gives you a warning sign if you consume more licenses than you have available.