SCOM 2012 Maintenance Mode Scheduler

We believe that core to any monitoring system is the ability to send out accurate alerts. SCOM sends out many valuable alerts but will flood e-mail boxes and paging systems during maintenance windows.  We set out to build a maintenance mode scheduler that anyone can quickly and easily use to prevent these floods of useless information.

Features:

  • Easily access the new web based maintenance mode scheduler from any browser.
  • End users will thank you at how easy it is to pick a computer, group, object, and even a subscription with a start time and end time. The app calculates the minutes for them and schedules a future maintenance window.
  • The manage tab will make it easy to see and manage any upcoming maintenance windows and identify any gaps.
  • The new integrated dashboards make it feel like the scheduling maintenance mode was always there.
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Groups

Schedule a group of Computers, Databases, or any objects in the group into maintenance Mode.
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One Click Maintenance Mode

Another great feature is the ability to do one click maintenance mode from any server.  This means is you can place the same shortcut on the desktop of your all your servers.  With one click, the IT administrator can put the server into maintenance mode.

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After the shortcut is clicked, the web page automatically detects what server you are on and puts the server into Maintenance Mode with no interaction.

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Dashboards Integrated Into The SCOM Console

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Subscriptions

Most organizations only use the alerts from SCOM.  Now you can schedule your complex subscriptions into maintenance mode.  You can choose to send the alerts that where queued up or discard them.

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Manage any upcoming maintenance windows and identify any gaps

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Windows 8 App

The Windows 8 app can be download from the Windows App Store.  It uses the existing the same infrastructure and web service as the Web based version.

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Any problems, bugs, or issues please e-mail:  support@scom2k7.com

 

Related Posts

SCOM 2012 Maintenance Mode Scheduler Installation Guide – http://www.scom2k7.com/scom-2012-maintenance-mode-scheduler-installation-guide/

SCOM 2012 Maintenance Mode Scheduler User Guidehttp://www.scom2k7.com/scom-2012-maintenance-mode-scheduler-user-guide/

Securing SCOM 2012 Maintenance Mode Scheduler – http://www.scom2k7.com/securing-scom-2012-maintenance-mode-scheduler/

 

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How to Delete SCOM 2012 R2 Managed Computers using PowerShell

Usage

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How I re-build my laptop in minutes vs hours using PowerShell and Chocolatey

I re-build my laptop about every 3 to 4 months.  The old way was to Install Windows 10, then eventually install software I had missing as I needed it. I wasted lots of time searching for, downloading and installing the many different apps I use daily.

 

The New Way with PowerShell and Chocolatey

    1. Install Windows 10
    2. Open up PowerShell as an administrator
    3. Set my PowerShell Execution Policy to Remote Signed

    1. Install Chocolatey from an elevated command prompt

 

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  1. Run my PowerShell Script to install the software I want

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For more packages see the Chocolatey Gallery https://chocolatey.org/packages

 

I also install the SCOM console from my file server using PowerShell

 

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SCOM 2012 Maintenance Mode Scheduler Version 8

New Features in Version 8

  • STOP Maintenance Early – Now if you have a maintenance window that is completed early.  You can stop the job early by going to the manage page and clicking the Stop Maintenance Mode button.
  • NETBIOS Windows computers fixed – Fixed bug where windows servers that show up only with netbios names were not going into maintenance mode.
  • Improved Manage Page – Manage page now is simplified with less buttons.
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Scheduling Clusters into Maintenance Mode

How so Schedule Clusters for Maintenance Mode

Go to the Class Page

Under Class type in Windows Cluster

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Select the cluster you want to schedule for Maintenance Mode.  In this case I select clus1

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Set your Start Time, End Time and Recurrence etc..

Click the Schedule Button

Verify the entire cluster went into maintenance mode.

 

Windows Computers Node1 and Node2

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Cluster Service State

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Resource Group State

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SCOM Monitor Reset App

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One of the most difficult concepts to teach end users is how to close alerts in SCOM.  We begin by explaining to them the difference between a rule and a monitor, and how they should always close alerts created by a rule but never close alerts created by a monitor.  A day or two later they forget and start closing alerts created by monitors.  This can cause issues when an alert is closed and the problem gets worse.  Potentially even crashing a system without anyone knowing.

The SCOM Monitor Reset App was created to address this issue.  The App is a scalable windows service that runs and resets any monitor based alerts closed by an end user.  You just install it and forget it.   The service takes care of all the work.

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Now as an SCOM administrator you no longer have to explain the difference between monitors and rules.  End users can close any and all alerts.  Closed alerts that are still a problem will re-open a new alert.

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Usage:

A disk space alert comes in.

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The user closes the alert without fixing the issue.

Normally the alert would stay closed and the monitor would remain in a critical state.

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But with the monitor reset app.  After 5 minutes the alert is detected closed.  The monitor state is reset.

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If disk space issue still exists a new alert will be created.

 

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Any problems, bugs, or issues please e-mail:  support@scom2k7.com

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