Install SCOM 2016 Update Rollup 1 – Step by Step

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In the previous article I have described the process to install SCOM 2016 , since that article was published Microsoft released update rollup 1 for SCOM 2016. In this article I will ilustrate the process to follow to instsall SCOM 2016 Update Rollup 1 on single or multi system SCOM deployment. [su_note note_color="#ffff96" text_color="#000000" radius="5"]Note: An … Continue reading Install SCOM 2016 Update Rollup 1 – Step by Step


Install SQL Server Tools on Linux


In the last article I have gone through the process of installing SQL Server on a Linux machine and connecting to the instance via SQL Management Studio. Of course SQL Server on Linux comes with a set of command-line tools and ODBC drivers that you can use for managing SQL and database instances, in this … Continue reading Install SQL Server Tools on Linux

Install SQL on Linux


Microsoft recently made available SQL public preview of SQL Server for Linux. It is important to make it clear SQL on Linux is not a “light” SQL version but Microsoft’s goal is a fully featured SQL Server. In this article I will explore the process to Install SQL on Linux on an on-premises lab. Install … Continue reading Install SQL on Linux

Install SCOM Step by Step

Microsoft made System Center 2016 available so it is time to upgrade your lab and start playing with it. In this article I will illustrate how to install SCOM step by step. I will assume you already have deployed a server with SQL that will be used to host the SCOM database. You can refer to … Continue reading Install SCOM Step by Step

SCOM Service Accounts Creation Script

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I often find myself in the need to install SCOM in my home lab environment and one step which really annoys me is SCOM Service Accounts Creation. I have developed a small script which will take care of the tedious task of setting up necessary service accounts and groups. <# .NOTES =========================================================================== Created with: PowerShell … Continue reading SCOM Service Accounts Creation Script

There are not enough GCs available – SCOM AD Management Pack


When using System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to monitor Active Directory with Client Side monitoring the following warning could appear in the console AD Client GC Availability : There are not enough GCs available. There are fewer GCs configured than are specified as the minimum number of available GCs. Available GCs: 1 Minimum GCs: 3 … Continue reading There are not enough GCs available – SCOM AD Management Pack

Hyper-V VM Load Firmware Failed


I was deploying a new virtual machine in my lab to write an article and was in need of disabling Secure Boot. When I accessed the VM's properties the Load Firmware Failed error message was displayed in the settings page The easy and dirty workaround to this error message is deleting the boot files which but as … Continue reading Hyper-V VM Load Firmware Failed