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Part 1 – Overview – What next for Global Service Monitor?

Part 1 – Overview – What next for Global Service Monitor?

Microsoft dropped the bombshell a couple of months ago that Global Service Monitor (available as part of System Center Operations Manager) was being deprecated on November 7th. This doesn’t leave customers with much time to make alternative arrangements.

The Microsoft road map is to migrate the Global Service Monitoring functionality to Azure Application Insights although this will present challenges to customers who haven’t gone down the Azure route; something I will look at later in the series.

In this series I’m going to do a series of posts to help customers who can adopt Azure Application Insights to show:

PowerShell Monitor to monitor number of folders in a folder with diagnostic and recovery

Part 1 – The PowerShell

Part 2 – The Data Source and Probe

Part 3 – The Monitor Type

Part 4 – The Monitor

Part 5 – A diagnostic task to view all the folders in the top level folder

Part 6 – A recovery task to delete all the folders in the top level folder

Part 6 – The Recovery

And finally we have a recovery which will allow the operator to delete the folders in the top level folder.

This is the PowerShell code

And this is the recovery code

This shows the key piece of passing data from the monitor to the recovery.

Part 5 – The diagnostic

As a quick value add; we can do a diagnostic that we can run manually to list the folders in the top level folder.

The PowerShell code is here

And the diagnostic here

This is how we pass property bag data from our monitor to our diagnostic