System Center 2019 is here

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Yesterday Microsoft announced System Center 2019 is generally available.

System Center 2019 is a long term servicing channel (LTSC) release which will be supported for 10 years.

System Center 2019 supports Windows Server 2019 across the board and enables deployment, management and monitoring of Windows Server 2019 at data center scale. The key capabilities of this release include:

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Fix SCSM Console Issues

Some time it can happen, that your System Center Service Manager Console is not working like expected.
For example

  • Changes are not visualized in the Console
  • If you open an Element, the new Window is very small
  • Console won’t open
  • some other Problems

So, there are several ways to fix this Problems, please take a note, after some steps, it might be necessary to enter your SCSM Server Information once again, like on the fist startup.

Make sure, you close your Console before trying the next steps.

Clear Console Cache

that’s the easiest one, start your SCSM console with the /cache command, for example
„C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Service Manager\Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.ServiceManager.UI.Console.exe“ /cache

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au2mator WEBCAST Recording – Self Service your IT with au2mator

I have done a Webcast a few days ago, on how to use au2mator Self Service Portal, here is the recording, enjoy.

 

Orchestrator SQL Query to get Runbook running-time

Lately, we had a Requirement, at one of our Customers, to alert someone, if a Runbook is longer running than 30 minutes. There is a way to write an Event Log if a Runbook is running longer than XX Minutes, but this has to be configured for each single Runbook, so that wasn’t a good Solution.

So I have created a small SQL Query for that, which I would like to present to you. feel Free to use.

 

The Script

select 
Policies.name,
ins.TimeStarted,
DateDiff(second, ins.TimeStarted, GETUTCDATE()) as Totalseconds ,
DateDiff(second, ins.TimeStarted, GETUTCDATE()) / 3600 as Hours, 
(DateDiff(second, ins.TimeStarted, GETUTCDATE()) % 3600) / 60 as Minutes, 
DateDiff(second, ins.TimeStarted, GETUTCDATE()) % 60 as Seconds

from POLICYINSTANCES as Ins
inner join POLICIES on Ins.PolicyID=POLICIES.UniqueID

 where Ins.Status is null and Name not like '%-MON-%'
order by Totalseconds desc

The Result

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Some Information

The SQL Script is excluding all Runbooks which contain “-MON-“, cause this are the Monitoring Runbooks, we don’t want to alert, cause they are running all the time.

We are calculating the totalseconds, and additionally the hours, minutes and seconds as a Result.

 

Michael Seidl aka Techguy

Geekschau Webcast about SCOOSP

gast_geekschau_michael_seidl-768x422Hi, i have been invited by Eric Berg and Alexander Benoit to participate at Geekschau and present SCOOSP. We have recorded the Webcast last week, the Video is now online.

Note: the Webcast has been recorded in German

Geekschau: https://geekschau.de/geekschau-scoosp/

Michael Seidl aka Techguy

SCOOSP 3.0.811 released

mcstereo300_newSCOOSP is happy to release the Version 3.0.

There has been a lot of work, but we are really happy to announce our new Release.

SCOOSP is providing a Self Servie Portal to start SCO, SMA or Azure Automation Runbooks.

Also very important, tell us what you want to see next: SCOOSP Future Survey.

See this List of Changes

CHANGES:

  • NEW DESIGN
  • NEW FEATURE: Show AD Photos on Team Page
  • NEW FEATURE: Multilanguage for Announcements
  • NEW FEATURE: New Question Type INT
  • NEW FEATURE: Enhanced Logging
  • and a lot more

To try SCOOSP for free, go here: https://scoosp.com/freedownload/

 

Win Tickets for Experts Live Austria and Lowlands Unite Belgium edition

mcstereo300_newSCOOSP, your Self Service Portal for Orchestrator, SMA and Azure Automation is proud to be a sponsor of the following two Events.

Experts Live, Vienna, 7th of November 2017 – http://www.expertslive.at/konferenz.html

Lowlands Unite Belgium, 19th of October 2017 – http://scug.be/events/

As a Sponsor we are happy to provide you with 2 Tickets, for each event.

How to win:

Write a Comment on this Facebook Post, what Event you would like to win a Ticket

Winners will be contacted after the 10th of October via Facebook from SCOOSP.

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Get a free printed SCO Cookbook 2016

19983349_10213512180022234_3764719510414147102_oHi,
As you may know, I have written the actual System Center 2016 Orchestrator Cookbook.
Now PacktPub is providing me 10 free, printed copies, that’s your chance.
Enter Your Name and Mail Address as a Comment below this Article, the first 10 will get a free Copy.

After that, PacktPub will contact you for the Details.

So hurry up.

Michael Seidl aka Techguy

SCDPM Presentation at CDC Germany 2017

2017-03-06-10_48_20-Cloud-Datacenter-Conference-Germany-Die-Zukunft-Ihrer-IT-gestalten-and-3-mThis is is just a short Post about my Presentation at CDC Germany this year. See “10 Gründe um Data Protection Manager 2016 zu nutzen” in German Language.

And to make sure, this was an awesome Event organized by Carsten Rachfahl, hopefully I am allowed to speak next year Smile

 

I’m speaking at…

scug_logo_mainat a lot of cool events the next months, so lets have a look.First I have spoken last week at the System Center User Group Austria with my new Presentation about Custom Logs in OMS and Home automation.

The next will be System Center User Group Austria in Vienna at Mai 23rd 2017, there I will also present my OMS Session, hopefully without a damaged cloud : – ) http://www.scug.at/

 

2017-03-06 10_48_20-Cloud & Datacenter Conference Germany – Die Zukunft Ihrer IT gestalten and 3 morThe CDC Germany will be in Munich at 4th and 5th Mai 2017. This is the second time Carsten Rachfahl will organize this kind of event, so go ahead and get your tickets.

In Munich I will talk about “10 things why you have to switch to SCDP 2016”

https://www.cdc-germany.de/

 

2017-03-06 11_14_37-Home- Base-IT GmbH and 6 more pages ‎- Microsoft EdgeLast but not least, I will be at all three days at “base-IT Infrastructure Days”  at 16th, 17th and 18th of Mai 2017. The “base-IT Infrastructure Days” will be in Salzburg, Linz and Vienna and the topics will related to OnPremise and Cloud Solution’s related to Microsoft.

So keep in touch at http://www.base-it.at/home/

 

Michael Seidl aka Techguy