Using The OpsLogix Oracle Two-State Monitor Template

Using The OpsLogix Oracle Two-State Monitor Template

Although the OpsLogix Oracle Management Pack covers the most common availability, health and performance metrics that are important to an Oracle environment, occasionally you might need other metrics to suit your particular monitoring needs. With this in mind, the OpsLogix Oracle Management Pack contains templates that allow you to add custom monitors and rules in order to monitor your Oracle environment.

OpsLogix Oracle Two-State Monitor Template

One of those templates is the OpsLogix Oracle Two-State Monitor Template, allowing you to create a Rule that checks values from your Oracle environment and generates alerts in an event when a value is detected or missing, depending on the configuration you’ve specified.

Step 1

After you have clicked Create, you can then check your target’s Health Explorer on your monitor, shown under Performance.

 

 

 

 

Step 2

Select the Oracle Two-State Monitor Rule from the Select the monitoring type list.

 

Step 3

Set a name and a description for your Two-State Monitor.

 

Step 4

Write the query to be executed and pick the column name of the value you would like to monitor. Then pick the target of your monitor and the frequency of monitoring.

 

Step 5

Select if you want the monitor to alert Warning or Critical when it discovers a value Greater, Greater or Equal, Less or Equal or Less than a specified Value.

 

Step 6

Finally, configure the alert details. Choose an alert name, a description, the priority of the alert and the severity. To create the Two-State Monitor press Create.

 

Step 7

After you have clicked Create, you can then check your target’s Health Explorer on your monitor, shown under Performance.

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How To Train EZalert For Optimal SCOM Alert Automation

How To Train EZalert For Optimal SCOM Alert Automation

In this post, we’ll show you how to start training EZalert in order for the machine learning software to learn your SCOM alert handling behavior for optimal automation.

When EZalert has been freshly installed and is untrained, its default behavior is to ignore all alerts in Operations Manager. Because EZalert is untrained it is unable to predict what state you would assign to a SCOM alert, so the default “Suggested State” on the “Training” tab is “Unable to predict” as shown below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training an Alert State

On the training tab, all the active alerts in Operations Manager are listed. To start training EZalert right-click the alert and then from the context menu click “Train State as” and then click the state you would usually assign to the alert for example “Closed”. After doing so an “apply States” dialog box appears. This box enables you to apply the training state in operations manager immediately, setting the state of the alert to “Closed” if “yes” is clicked. If you click “no”, the alert will remain unchanged in operations manager while EZalert is being trained.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also train EZalert to apply other resolutions states to the open SCOM alerts in Operations Manager. To do this, you do not select closed as we previously did. Instead, you select a different state from the “Train State As” context menu, for example, “Resolved”.

Assigning the resolution state “New” will cause EZalert to leave a particular new incoming alert in the resolution state “New”. Assigning this state might seem counterintuitive at first, but EZalert needs to be trained to know which Alerts should be left open and remain in the “New” resolution state.

Once you have started training EZalert, you will notice that new incoming alerts will have a suggested state. If the suggested state for a particular alert is not the state you would have expected, you can go through the same cycle and assign the desired state for that particular alert. Do this by using the context menu again.

Please note that during a training cycle the suggested resolution state is never applied to the incoming alerts, this is only done when we set “Enable Auto Apply” on the “Settings” tab.

After the training cycle, assuming you are satisfied that the suggested state for the alert is correct, you can set EZalert to automatic by clicking the settings tab, selecting the “Enable Auto Apply” checkbox and clicking Apply.

Retraining a SCOM Alert

After “Enable Auto Apply” has been set in the “Settings” tab, the “Training” tab will be disabled. You can click on the history tab in order to keep an eye on what state EZalert is automatically applying to the new alerts that are coming in. In the history tab, a log is kept for the state that is applied to each alert. If EZalert learned the wrong behavior and applied the wrong state to an alert, it can be corrected. To do this select the alert with the wrong state, right click it and set the correct state by selecting “Retrain State As”. When you repeat this cycle, EZalert will learn and become increasingly accurate over time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the how to use EZalert video to learn how to manage your SCOM alerts more easily!

Also, make sure to read the following blog by MVP Tao Yang

How To Use The OpsLogix Oracle Performance Collection Rule Template In SCOM 2012 & 2016

How To Use The OpsLogix Oracle Performance Collection Rule Template In SCOM 2012 & 2016

Although the OpsLogix Oracle Management Pack covers the most common availability, health and performance metrics that are important to an Oracle environment, occasionally you might need other metrics to suit your particular monitoring needs. With this in mind, the OpsLogix Oracle Management Pack contains templates that allow you to add custom monitors and rules in order to monitor your Oracle environment.

OpsLogix Oracle Performance Collection Rule

One of those templates is the OpsLogix Oracle Performance Collection Rule, that allows you to create a Rule that collects performance data from your Oracle environment in order to visualize the data on the corresponding performance view. In this blog, we’ll provide you an easy 5 step “how to” instruction to make use of this template.

Step 1

Navigate to the Authoring section of the System Center Operations Manager Console, right-click Management Pack Templates and choose Add Monitoring Wizard.

 

 

 

Step 2

Select Oracle Performance Collection Rule from the Select the monitoring type list.

 

Step 3

Choose a name and a description for your performance data collection rule. 

 

Step 4

Pick the counter name, set the query to be executed and pick the column name of the value you would like to store. Then chose the target of your rule and the frequency of the data collection. Then click Create.

 

Step 5

The performance collection rule has now been created so you can check the collected performance data in the Instance Performance view.

 

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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.

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 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.