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Dual home SCOM UNIX/LINUX Agents and Migrate – Part 1

One of the tasks for a SCOM administrator is to do a parallel migration of SCOM. During the migration process, agent migration is an important task. The high level plan for migrating agents is to dual home the agents and then remove the monitoring from old Management Group (MG). For windows agents the process is well documented but for X-Plat agents the process is not so well documented.

In this blog, I will explain how to dual home SCOM UNIX/LINUX agents. Bear in mind, this method is still NOT supported. That means Microsoft has not tested this method. But it works in all the cases I have worked.
** Dual homing with deprecated versions like SCOM 2012, SP1, R2, 1801 and 1807 is strictly not supported.

Later, I will also explain how to do the migration of the SCOM UNIX/LINUX agents to the new MG – This will be in Part 2 as this blog exceeded the length I was expecting.

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Monitoring CentOS8 in SCOM 2019 UR2

“A picture is worth a hundreds words” : News!! News!! SCOM 2019 UR2 supports CentOS8 monitoring. In this blog I will explain:

  1. Pre-Requisites to add CentOS8 box to SCOM 2019 UR2.
  2. How to add the CentOS8 box to SCOM 2019 UR2?

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