Flukso Energy Meter Monitoring Pack: Part 4: Seeing it all in action

This blog post is part of a series check out the other posts in this series: Part 1: How did I get data Part 2: Get data into SCOM from MySQL Part 3: Create the MP Part 4: Seeing it in action So after all this hard work. To get the data into my MySQL dbase and into SCOM. What can I actually do with it? This is the second part of  a far greater monitoring project I’m building to basically monitor my house but now I have control over the temperature and heating in my house using the Nest Thermostat monitoring pack AND can check on my power consumption and basically control my electrical bill. I’ve created the views in the flukso monitoring view for electricity: Nothing much we can do with this view as this is actually giving me a good reading. It’s in fact what we can do with the data which get into SCOM. Because this data is now into SCOM we can use...
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Event 20052 Certificate subjectname does not match local computer name

  Well… One of the things which really divides the SCOM admins from the normal SCOM users is in my believe installing a gateway server. A lot of things can go wrong when installing one and even if you have done a couple of installs still it sometimes goes haywire. It’s basically a one shot or start all over again in my opinion. I’ve spoken about the Azure gateway management server install at SystemCenterUniverse 2014 in Houston and got a lot of feedback after my session that indeed this is the case. During a recent install at a customers site I came across another great event id: Event 20052 The full description of the alert (for search engine purposes) “The specified certificate could not be loaded because the Subject name on the certificate does not match the local computer name Certificate Subject name: servername.domain.local Computer name: servername” So the certificate was created for the full fqdn name but in fact our gateway server is not part of the...
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System Center 2012 SP1 UR1 released

This morning the System Center community is once more buzzing with excitement. System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 is live since a couple of weeks and already Microsoft has released the first Update Rollup (UR1) for it. This show great dedication of Microsoft to keep this product up to date and regularly release updates. The good thing these Update Rollups are all cumulative so no need to perform a series of updates. Although you need to install SP1 first to install the UR1 of course. More info on the updates is found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2785682 Note: Pay special attention to the “how to install” section as the correct version of the file needed according to your CPU architecture and local  is identified: Example for SCOM:   So if you have an agent on X86 machine you will need to run the file with F2 at the end and not the 5A....
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LiveMeeting 22/11/2012: System Center Products better together…

  On the 22th of November I’m hosting a LiveMeeting on how to integrate the different System Center products. We’ll go over the different steps to integrate the different System Center products to get past the standard “just monitor it” scenario with SCOM but truly integrate the different products together. All the products will be positioned within the System Center stack and integrations will be showcased. If you are looking for a session to convince your boss to install more system center products or just want to convince yourself of the force of system center products brought together… Look no further this is your session. Register here:https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032533093&Culture=en-us&community=0...
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SCOM: Cannot locate resource ‘momr2db.xaml’

  This afternoon my colleague Alex Smits asked for pointers on a strange problem he faced when he wanted to install a SCOM 2012 reporting server on a previous SCOM 2007 reporting server for a side by side migration. As soon as he clicked the install button on the Scom 2012 install screen the following error message appeared and the install was aborted: There was no log written to the machine because in fact the install just did not kick off yet . There were also no indications in the event viewer so we were completely troubleshooting blind on this one. After some time Alex managed to get the reporting server installed on the machine after taking a backup of the old reporting dbase and then completely removing the SCOM 2007 reporting server dbase components of this server. After this the install passed the error message and installed perfectly. I hope we...
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SCOM: Failed to deploy Data Warehouse Component

  During a recent health check at a customer site I found that the RMS in a SCOM2007 install was in critical state. During my health check this is basically the first thing I check because in SCOM2007 this is still the heart of your environment. Check of  the health explorer revealed the following rather odd message: The Data Warehouse Database Component Deployment Recovery State – (Data Warehouse Synchronization Server) is in critical error. First step of my troubleshoot is to check the event log of the RMS server for errors indicating this issue. The following message was reported which caused this monitor to go to critical state: Full message: Event ID:       31565 Description: Failed to deploy Data Warehouse component. The operation will be retried.Exception 'DeploymentException': Failed to perform Data Warehouse component deployment operation: Install; Component: Script, Id: '3a49a530-26a2-c525-35fe-69df5898f150', Management Pack Version-dependent Id: 'c9942f8c-3e77-e09d-1864-16db528bc3d2'; Target: Database, Server name: “Dbaseserver”, Database name: 'OperationsManagerDW'. Batch ordinal: 1; Exception: Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'with'. If this statement is a common table...
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