Azure Stack HCI Learning Path – Part 2 – Azure Arc

In the previous part we discussed the “HCI” part in Azure Stack HCI and how it is different than the conventional non-converged infrastructure and the advantages of it. Azure Stack HCI is very tightly coupled with Azure Arc and so it becomes crucial that we discuss Azure Arc first before we move on. Azure Arc

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Azure Stack HCI Learning Path – Part 1 – What is HCI?

Before we start talking about Azure Stack HCI, let’s start with just HCI. HCI or “Hyperconverged Infrastructure” is a recent datacenter technology that lets you modernize and minimize your hardware footprint. A more “traditional” datacenter has different tiers of hardware (compute, storage and network) externally connected to each other, and as you can imagine this

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My Experience with SCOMathon 2020

Recently, I was fortunate enough to co-host the rather historic SCOM conference – SCOMathon 2020! As evident by the name, it was indeed what it claims to be – A SCOM marathon! 16 straight hours of awesome SCOM content. A dream come true for any and all SCOMers. Being a SCOM lover myself, I got

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Troubleshooting #SCOM Agent – High CPU Load for System Center Management Service Host Process

System Center Management Service in TaskMgr

Recently we noticed an unusual high CPU load on one Domain Controller. – The SCOM Agent was occupying nearly all resources. – This short blog post shows how to troubleshoot and fix issues like this. Problem High CPU load on one Domain Controller. – Taskmanager exposed that  System Center Management Service Host Process alternating with

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Fixing Hybrid – IaaS with Azure Update Management and SCOM

Azure Update Management (AUM) is a free service that helps to deploy patches on servers running in Azure and On Premises (in your datacenter).  It provides basic capabilities, but enough to control the whole patch process. While evaluating AUM on a Windows Server 2019 hosted on Azure I noticed that either monitoring with SCOM or

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Silect Daily Checks Dashboards

First class analysis of your SCOM environment Silect’s dashboards expose Operation Manager’s health and key performance indicators at a glance. They help to easily understand which data is collected, how much they consume and what are the noisiest elements. Various causes of SCOM performance issues can be identified with a single click! Note: The dashboards

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System Center Operations Manager (SCOM): Monitoring Citrix XenApp XenDesktop 7.18 – By Stoyan Chalakov

If you’ve tried or trying to monitor the new Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.18 product version with the Citrix SCOM Management Pack for XenApp and XenDesktop, you are familiar with it’s challenges. Our good friend Stoyan faced the similar challenge recently, and to give everyone out there a helping hand, he noted his solution down

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Most Awesome Tools For IT Administrators

Here is a collection of awesome tools for IT administrators Beaver – Universal Database Tool – To make easier to manage all the databases in one management tool Sysinternals Utilities Index – Verified Microsoft tools that every sysAdmin should know. WMI Explorer – Very easy tool to explore the WMI. WinDbg Preview – Sophisticated tool

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