Tag Archives: SCOM

SCOM 2016: UR10 released!

Update rollup 10 for SCOM is out you can get it here.

This is a reasonably solid update with a few fixes for some long outstanding issues.

Improvements and issues that are fixed


  • Management Pack Import is now compatible for SCOM 2007 –> SCOM 2016 Upgrade version when upgraded directly or Indirectly.
  • The exception which blocked further progress when the user attempted to configure web application availability monitoring has been fixed.
  • The security issue regarding reverse tabnabbing has been fixed in the operations manager web console.
  • Fixed the Cross-site Scripting (XSS) related security issue in the operations manager web console.
  • The cmdlet Export-SCOMEffectiveMonitoringConfiguration has been fixed to give a correct summary of the applicable monitors, rules and overrides on an object.
  • Quarterly report end date will be shown correctly for the first quarter when the “From” field is selected as “First day of previous quarter” and “To” field is selected as “Last day of previous quarter”.
  • Reports have been fixed to not show objects which have been deleted before the selected start time.
  • VB scripts for partition and grooming, calculate operations manager free space and detecting duplicate agent will now run without failure even if SNAC or MSOLEDBSQL are not installed.
  • The issue regarding the TLS 1.2 compatibility in the OleDB module has been fixed. It is no longer mandatory for the provider element to be the first reference in the connection string.
  • Fix has been provided for when the monitor erroneously turned critical due to the URL module incorrectly parsing the charset header value.
  • The  .NET API  issue regarding scheduling reports via the schedule management wizard has now been fixed.  
  • Performance improvement: Added “Recompile” hint to the stored procedures “p_SelectForTypeCache” and “p_SelectForNewTypeCache” that run frequently on SCOM DB.

SCOM 2019: New version of the SQL Management Pack v7.0.24.0

The latest version of the SQL version agnostic mp is out you can get it here

What’s New

  • Added a new “Securables Configuration Status” monitor targeted to SQL Server databases
  • Updated the “Product Version Compliance” monitor with the most recent versions of public updates for SQL Server
  • Updated the “Securables Configuration Status” monitor targeted to the DB Engine when a SQL Server instance participates in Availability Groups
  • Removed the “Securables Configuration Status” monitor targeted to the Availability Replica as non-useful
  • Updated the “SQL Server Database Engines” discovery; the “Netbios Computer Name” property is now uppercased.
  • Added reports from version-specific management packs for SQL Server
  • Updated monitor “Job Duration” to add current job run’s duration to its alert description
  • Updated Web Console version of SQL MP Dashboards to support SCOM 2019 UR1
  • Updated alert description of monitor “Securables Configuration Status”
  • Added “CheckStartupType” property to SSIS Health Status monitor
  • Revised columns of SQL Agent and SQL Agent Jobs state views
  • Updated display strings

Issues Fixed

  • Fixed error “Unsupported path format” in workflows targeting Filegroups
  • Fixed discovery error on non-readable availability replicas
  • Fixed wrong Run As profile in SSIS Seed Discovery
  • Fixed issue that caused rule “Disable Discovery of Selected DB Engines” to fail
  • Fixed discovery issue for databases in recovering state
  • Fixed issue in monitor “Securables Configuration Status” when it went critical on Shared-Memory-only SQL Servers
  • Fixed the Alerting Rules data source to avoid an alert storm after exiting maintenance mode
  • Fixed the SQL Log Reader data source to support changing of the SQL Authentication method
  • Fixed the Performance Reader data source to support changing of the SQL Authentication method

SCOM 2019: Scheduled reports fail to run – The job failed. Unable to determine if the owner has access

I encountered a minor issue today which luckily proved simple to solve. Hopefully this proves useful to others.

The Issue:

In a brand new SCOM 2019 deployment the scheduled reports weren’t sending. After investigation I found the below error in the Application log on the SSRS server:

SQL Server Scheduled Job ’62A9826E-082B-4ACD-9270-6BC13FC260BE’ (0x832F33183531EF4483665BBBFCCEBD9A) – Status: Failed – Invoked on: 2020-08-05 11:00:00 – Message: The job failed. Unable to determine if the owner (DOMAIN\USER) of job 62A9826E-082B-4ACD-9270-6BC13FC260BE has server access (reason: Could not obtain information about Windows NT group/user ‘DOMAIN\USER’, error code 0x5. [SQLSTATE 42000] (Error 15404)).

The Solution

The SSRS Instance, in this case SQL 2016 SP2, was deployed using system accounts for the SQL Server and SQL agent services. Simply changing these to use a domain account with access to the SQL instance resolved the issue and reports started sending shortly after.

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SCOM 2019: Update Rollup 2 Released!

UR 2 for SCOM 2019 is out and it’s a big one get it here

This is a fantastic update with the long awaited MP change tracking feature and tons of fixes.

What’s new?

  • Change tracking for management packs
  • Improvements in scheduled maintenance mode
  • Favorite reports in web console
  • Support for folders in monitoring view of web console
  • Support for CentOS 8

What’s fixed?

This is a big update and the list of fixes is long as this includes not only the recent SCOM hotfix but also many other useful changes see here for the full list.

Coming soon: SCOM as a Service!

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Let me start by saying that this news is really exciting, as any one in the monitoring world can tell you SCOM has faced a little bit of uncertainty in the past and the announcement of an upcoming SCOMaaS offering from Microsoft sends a clear message that the product has a place in the companies future.

Not a lot of information is available yet but here’s what we do know:

For starters the solution will be containerized which will leverage all of the benefits of containers such as speed of deployment and scaling to name a few.

A SCOM administrator will be able to “lift & shift” their existing SCOM environment into Azure – Aakash Basavaraj Program Manager for the SCOM Team at Microsoft.

This bodes well for existing SCOM customers as it means that the ability to easily migrate to a SCOMaaS solution will be available and that they won’t have to set up their new platform from scratch. This really shows that Microsoft has given thought and care towards truly bringing SCOM to the cloud.

When will is be available?

Unfortunately no details are available yet around timelines or pricing, I know I’ll be watching this develop with keen interest. One thing is for certain SCOM and Azure Monitor are now more firmly hand in hand then ever before.