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SCOM 2012: Overview link blog

11:41 pm in SCOM, SCOM 2012, sysctr by Dieter Wijckmans

This post will be my (and hopefully yours) one stop to post all the relevant info to SCOM 2012. I will try to generate an overview of all the different steps you need to start from scratch and continue to build your environment to a level that suites your environment.

If you feel there are things missing or you’ve found dead links please do not hesitate to leave a comment and I will update this post. This post has grown out of my favourite list of SCOM related topics and info I found on forums, technet and blogs.


    • I’ll sometimes post more than 1 link at a topic so you can combine the different blogposts to get the bigger picture.
    • Most of the info is relevant for SCOM 2012 and SCOM 2012 SP1 (if there’s specific info for a specific version it will be pointed out.)
    • This is a link post to relevant info I found on the web. All credits and copyright belong to the respective authors.

SCOM 2012 R2:

General information:

This section lists all links that will give you a general overview of SCOM.

Design and Topology

This section lists all links that will help and guide you to make a proper design and take the correct decisions concerning topology

How to install

This section lists all links to the install walkthroughs and possible issues.

Configuring scom

This section lists all links to help you quickly setup scom after you have succesfully installed it.


Specific configuration

This section lists all the different aspects of SCOM that need additional installation or configuration



APM (Application Performance Monitoring)

Gateway configuration

Network Monitoring

Azure Monitoring:

Management pack basics

This section lists all the links to give you the basics about management packs


Management pack advanced

This section liste all the links to the more advance management pack tips and tricks.

Community Management packs

A list of must have community management packs to increase your productivity and solve some gaps and functionalities in scom.

Note: These management packs are written by members of the community so no warranty is given. Test before you use in production!

Integration possibilities

This section lists links to different integration possibilities between the different System Center products.


Usefull blogs and sources for this list (In random order of importance)

Note: System Center Blogs: Now on iPhone, Android and Windows Phone

Tips & Tricks

Cool Showcases with SCOM

Partner solutions for SCOM (in random order)


System Center Universe 2013 Be Simulcast registration is open

10:31 pm in sysctr by Dieter Wijckmans


System Center User Group Belgium is proud to announce the fact that the registration for the Belgian multicast for this online event is now open.

Make sure to reserve your physical seat for this virtual travel through the System Center Universe broadcasted from Dallas US.


The speaker list is already out of this world: and still not complete…

Wally Mead Cameron Fuller Maarten Goet
Jason Sandys Michael Washam Travis Wright
Pete Zerger More to come…
For more info please check or keep an eye on #scu2013 on Twitter.

Reserve your seat today because the seats in our spacecraft in Brussels are unfortunately limited:

MMS 2013 registration open

7:28 am in Uncategorized by Dieter Wijckmans


On the 3th of December the registration for MMS2013 opened.

In spite of all the rumors and earlier announcements the venue is again held in Las Vegas from the 4th until the 12th of April.

More info + registration link here:


Early bird pricing saves you 300$ on the registration fee. Make sure to book early. Last year the venue sold out during early bird!

Check out my guide for MMS (which will be rebranded with extra tips for MMS 2013.

I can’t wait for another week packed with System Center fun and meet peers.