Getting on top of your SCOM alerts

    This week, Matthew Long and Richard Benwell discuss an age old topic in Systems Center Operations Manager: the difference between Monitors and Alert Rules.

    Free PowerShell monitoring management pack – download now!

    We’re pleased to announce that our PowerShell Monitoring Management Pack is now publicly available and ready for download!

    7 great reasons to integrate your SCOM and OMS data

    Here's SEVEN awesome benefits from integrating SCOM and OMS data via a single pane of glass in SquaredUp.

    How to use our performance reporting features

    This two minute walk-through video is designed to showcase some of the Performance Reporting features available in SquaredUp.

    How to integrate your SCOM and OMS data

    Join Richard Benwell & Matthew Long, as we look at integrating OMS data into your SquaredUp dashboards alongside your existing SCOM monitoring information.

    Kusto: A new query language for OMS Log Analytics

    Update! This blog post is from July 2017 when Microsoft announced that OMS (Operations Management Suite) would be moving to the Kusto platform, and with it the Kusto Query Language (KQL). Since then ⁠– like many things in Azure ⁠– there have been some big changes and OMS has transformed into Azure Monitor, and OMS...

    Introducing our new WebAPI tile (ft. ServiceNow integration)

    Wow, May was a busy month! So much so that we took our foot off the gas when it came to our v3.1 feature blogs but, fear not, we’re back and ready to introduce you to our WebAPI Tile – featuring ServiceNow integration. Introducing our WebAPI Tile A major new innovation with v3.1 is the...

    Best practice for building stunning application dashboards

    Join Richard South and Matthew Long, as we look at best practices for building dashboards for Application monitoring in SCOM, using SquaredUp. We discuss why creating Distributed Applications to represent your applications is so important, and how you can leverage these using SquaredUp when building your dashboards and perspectives. We take a quick look at...

    Building amazing SLA availability dashboards

    I was working with a customer recently, let’s call him Graham, who was completely new to SquaredUp and had an interesting use-case. Whilst Graham was loving features like Visual Application Discovery & Analysis (VADA) his first priority was, as is so often the case, to deliver specifically what his boss was asking for. In Graham’s case, his...

    5 awesome Management Packs you can get for free!

    We've pulled together a nifty little infographic which details five of the best SCOM Management Packs you can download for free.

    How to automatically map your applications using SCOM

    Over the past 4 weeks, we’ve hosted a number or light-touch webinars to demonstrate how attendees could automatically map their applications using SCOM. We’ve now made a recording of this webinar available below. Enjoy! Webinar Agenda 1. The challenge of Enterprise Application Monitoring2. Intro to VADA: What it does3. Intro to VADA: How it works4....

    How to enable HTML email notifications for SCOM

    We hope you found the first topic of our coffee break series useful. For those who missed it, or would like to watch it again, you can catch up here.

    Role-Based Navigation + User and Group Permissions in v3.1

    In our blog series on new and enhanced features in SquaredUp v3.1; Visual Application Discovery & Analysis & Enhanced Performance Reporting

    How to get your colleagues engaged with SCOM – by Martin Ehrnst

    We were delighted to feature in Martin Ehrnst's recent blog on Getting your colleagues engaged with SCOM.

    Rob Beekman Compares Vendors in the Citrix Logon Simulator Market

    A recent report by Rob Beekmans in which he takes a deep-dive look at the various options available for Citrix Logon Simulators.

    An in-depth look at Visual Application Discovery & Analysis (VADA)

    Automatically discover and map your applications with one of the most exciting features in SquaredUp: Visual Application Discovery & Analysis (aka “VADA”).

    Free Citrix Logon Simulator Management Pack

    In this month’s Citrix Masterclass, Richard Benwell presented a new community Management Pack for simulating logons to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop via NetScaler and StoreFront. The challenge was to be able to create a MP that, once installed and configured, would perform regular, automated application launches in Citrix to ensure your applications are available to...

    OpsMgr Group Health Rollup Configuration Task Management Pack

    More news from the one-man SCOM Survival Kit otherwise known as Tao Yang, MVP. A SCOM user bugbear that we’ve come across time and time again at SquaredUp is that when you create a group in SCOM it doesn’t by default have a health rollup monitor, meaning that the health state stays in the grey/uninitialized...

    Putting a group of servers into maintenance mode

    Putting a group of servers into maintenance mode is a pretty common requirement. For example, you’re about to push out a patch to a group of servers that will require a reboot, and you don’t want SCOM to raise any alerts during this period. In theory, this shouldn’t be difficult to do. Any object in...

    How to: Edit company knowledge using a browser

    A built-in knowledge base Operations Manager has a great knowledge base feature built right in to the product. When you view an alert you can read ‘product knowledge’ and ‘company knowledge’ to help you understand and respond to the alert.‘Product knowledge’ is supplied by the original author of the monitor or rule – such as...