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Working in the Datacenter – SCOM 2016:Import management packs install button grayed out

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on April 26, 2017

The Issue:

I was about to import management packs for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016, but the install button was grayed out? Ok, so let us do what we always has been doing, remove the already imported MP’s, but then it all gets red and error, hmm

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Install button is greyed out.

Let us try to remove the already imported MPs…

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All already imported MP’s have been removed, still not possible to import…

The Solution:

By removing just “Microsoft System Center Visualization Virtual Network Dashboard” it works…

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Hey, it works…

It seems that this is not only true for this scenario, here is a blogpost that explains the same issue when importing the SQL MP.

http://scug.be/dieter/2017/03/20/scom-2016-import-management-packs-install-button-grayed-out/

/mike

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Working in the Datacenter – Update all agents after upgrades and rollups

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on April 26, 2017

It is possible to manually upgrade each agent, but that is just wasting time on something really boring, so let us do PowerShell instead

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#Get the Admin Account
$AdminAccount = Get-SCRunAsAccount -Name ‘SCVMM Admin’

#Update the Agent
foreach($item in (Get-SCVMMManagedComputer)){
    Update-SCVMMManagedComputer -VMMManagedComputer $item -Credential $AdminAccount -RunAsynchronously
}

/mike

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Working in the Datacenter – SCOM 2016 MP’s for WS2016

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on March 14, 2017

So, here is the list of updated MP’s for Windows Server 2016, not all seems to be done but Kevin Holman has a nice list with URL’s for those that have been released so far.

Check this site for more info:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2016/12/19/where-are-the-server-2016-management-packs/

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/mike

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Working in the Datacenter – I need to know everything about my VHD’s in my SCVMM environment

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on November 25, 2016

I was asked about getting more information about all the VHDs in a SCVMM environment (you now how you are). It is actually easy to do this, so i created a function that uses the SCVMM PowerShell module to grab all data and does a calculation on the expansion rate in percent for all disks, it pretty much gives you this:

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Result.

The result will be that you now know where they are, sizes, expansion, type, parents, and some more info as well, and if you know, you can act.

You can grab the module from GitHub: https://github.com/DeploymentBunny/Files/tree/master/Tools/Get-VIASCVMMDiskInfo

/mike

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Nice to Know – Add support for Windows Server 2016 in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on November 15, 2016

Recently Microsoft released a hotfix for SCVMM 2012 R2, after installed you will have support for Windows Server 2016 as a guest OS. The name of the hotfix is “KB3199246 – Hotfix 1 for Update Rollup 11 of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager” which not really explains that. You can read more and download it here:

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/mike

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Working in the Datacenter – Upgrade System Center 2016 Orchestrator Integration Pack

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on November 14, 2016

Here is the list of System Center 2016 Integration Pack that is provided by Microsoft, if you have upgraded to to the latest version, should also upgrade to the latest version of the IOP’s.

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The top download contains the following OIPs:

  • System Center 2016 Integration Pack for System Center 2016 Configuration Manager
  • System Center 2016 Integration Pack for System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager
  • System Center 2016 Integration Pack for System Center 2016 Operations Manager
  • System Center 2016 Integration Pack for System Center 2016 Service Manager
  • System Center 2016 Integration Pack for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager
  • System Center 2016 Integration Pack for REST
  • System Center 2016 Integration Pack for Exchange User
  • System Center 2016 Integration Pack for Exchange Admin
  • System Center 2016 Integration Pack for File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
  • System Center 2016 Integration Pack for Active Directory
  • System Center 2016 Integration Pack for Windows Azure
  • System Center 2016 Integration Pack for Microsoft SharePoint 2013

One minor thing to note, the System Center 2016 Integration Pack for System Center 2016 Operations Manager does no longer require an install of the OpsMgr Console on the Orchestrator.

/mike

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Nice to know -System Center 2016 is GA – Download Evaluation

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on September 26, 2016

Today at Microsoft Ignite System Center 2016 was announced. You can download it here to start the evaluation process.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-system-center-2016
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/mike

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