A Great Book about Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 by fellow MVP

Hi Everyone this time I would like to bring you’ll attention to one of our fellow Virtual Machine MVP (Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso) who has done great contribution by releasing a book related to SCVMM 2012 SP1. You can get the book from here.



Veeam extended generic report library for SCOM

While searching more freebies to extend the SCOM capability I came across another free offering from Veeam. Veeam is in my product radar when it comes to monitoring the VMware environment using SCOM. Anyway this time they are generous enough to extend the default SCOM Extended Generic Report Library (GRL) by including the the following reports:

Event id 7000, 7015, in SCOM 2012

In a recent SCOM deployment at customer site I came across the issues of SCOM Management Server throwing above mentioned event ID’s as follows,



Apart from SCOM Management Console throws the error Service account password is incorrect. Since the instruction are very clear all I had to do is go to scom management console—-> Administration —>Run as configuration—>Accounts and select the relevant Runas account and change the password. (in my case someone has changed the domain password in the AD side) Once that completed I’ve restarted the SCOM server itself hoping things would be fine. Well it didn’t Sad smile

Further research I found out this has to be change on the “Data Warehouse Report Deployment Account” section as well,


After another service restart fingers crossed but still getting the error in the SCOM Management Server Event viewer. With several web research I found out I’m not the only person who encounter this issue. Went back to the properties of the “Data Warehouse Report Deployment Account” and check Distribution tab. Found out I’ve selected the “More secure” option and selected the SCOM Management Server (This is the correct way)


what I did to solve the problem is selected the “Less Secure” Apply the change and again select “More Secure” and define the SCOM Management server and restart the SCOM services. This solve the problem and got the happy news of green mark on the SCOM Management server in the console Smile


How system Center 2012 license calculated

Hi everyone, I think knowing how System Center 2012 license model works is essential for most of us apart from knowing how system Center actually work Smile This is especially true when you play the dual role of System Engineer + Pre sales role. I found a great article written be fellow MVP who explain this scenario in easy to understand manner.

You can read about that in here.