About

This website is run by Stefan Roth. I work  at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Bern/Switzerland which has been awarded four times in a row by Microsoft as “Partner of the Year 2011 – Datacenter”, “Partner of the Year 2012 – Datacenter”, “Partner of the Year 2013 – Datacenter”,  “Partner of the Year 2014 – Datacenter” and “Partner of the Year 2015 – Cloud Platform” . We are focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Private Cloud Solutions, Microsoft System Center and Microsoft Virtualization.

I have over 17 years of experience working in IT. Before becoming a consultant I worked as a System Engineer for multiple companies. I am consulting customers on designing, implementing, improve, upgrade and update System Center Operations Manager, Operations Management Suite (OMS) and Active Directory environments. In addition I am focused on automation using PowerShell, SMA and Azure Automation. Besides that, I like to  explore C# and try to build useful tools.

I have contributed to the book Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2 (Sybex) and I like to speak on events about new technologies and showing how to solve real world problems.

Besides the regular certifications (MCSA, MCSE, MCITP Enterprise and others) I am also certified for SCOM 2007 (System Center Operations Manager) and also MCSE: Private Cloud certification and MCSA: Windows Server 2012 .

In 2015 and 2016 I received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Cloud and Datacenter Management (CDM). Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals are technology and community leaders recognized by Microsoft. The group of approximately 4000 people worldwide is highly appreciated by Microsoft and as a result, participates closely in development and test processes.

Speaker:

Geekmania: I also give speeches about System Center Operations Manager at  http://geekmania.ch . This event takes place about twice a year and is from geek for geeks.

System Center Universe DACH: I had two sessions about System Center Operations Manager on System Center Universe DACH (16.-17.September 2013, Bern/Switzerland) .

System Center Universe EUROPE: I had two sessions about System Center Operations Manager on System Center Universe Europe (17.-19.September 2014, Basel/Switzerland) .

System Center Universe EUROPE: I had two sessions about System Center Operations Manager on System Center Universe Europe (24.-26.August 2015, Basel/Switzerland) .

E2EVC Virtual Conference: Business Process Automation – How it is done in a real world scenario  E2EVC 2015 Lisbon, November 13 – 15, 2015, Novotel Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Basel PowerShell User Group: Speaking about End-to-End automation using Service Manager and SMA BPUG Thursday, November 26, 2015

System Center Universe EUROPE: I had two sessions about System Center Operations Manager / OMS / Linux and Azure / Automation on System Center Universe Europe (24.-26.August 2016, Berlin/Germany)

E2EVC Virtual Conference: Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) meets Citrix E2EVC 2016 Rome, November 18 – 20, 2016, H10 Roma CItta Hotel

Global Azure Bootcamp Switzerland: Modern IT Management with Microsoft Operations Management Suite Global Azure Bootcamp Switzerland (22.4.2017, Switzerland)

Blogger:

OMS Blog http://www.operationsmanagementsuite.org/

PowerShell Blog http://hellshell.com

Microsoft Scripting Guy Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog

itnetX Company Blog http://www.itnetx.ch

 Forum:

TechNet: If you have questions about SCOM you can find me on TechNet (Forums).

Social Media:

Twitter: If you would like stay up-to-date with latest news about my blog posts follow me on twitter @stefanroth_net .

Xing: If you would like to connect you will find me on Xing (Stefan Roth).

LinkedIn: If you would like to connect you will find me on LinkedIn (Stefan Roth).

Members:

MS Cloud Community: If you need a speaker or you would like to be informed about community events check out MSCloudCommunity.

MS IT Pro Schweiz User Group: http://meetup.com/MicrosoftITProSchweiz

User Group Owner:

Experts Live Café: Founder and organizer of Experts Live Café Microsoft IT Pro Schweiz User Group

Books:

Co-Author: Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2

40 Comments

  1. Hi Stefan,

    searching for a solution to get SNMP Traps at SCOM 2012. I see the trap at wireshark but the rule or monitor configuration does not work to show me an alert about the trap. Do you have a working configuration?

    Hope to hear from you.

  2. Hi Stefan, I had a question. Is there anyway to get the SeverityID to state the text (Information, Warning or Critical) rather than the integer (0,1,2) in our email notifications? I have seen posts about adding separate channels but that would be really cumbersome for my large environment. Have any ideas?

  3. Hello Stefan,
    I appreciate if you publish the file related to SCOM case study with me, we have servers in more than 30 different countries, we already have the SCCM installed in a global mode and currently we started on brazil a pilot test with SCOM 2012 SP1. I’m looking for reference from another companies related to experience on distributed SCOM environment, the big boss wants to have only one Management Group to manage more than 500 servers, 550 network devices, 50 ACS forwarders, I don’t know if it is a good idea than create 4 or 5 different MG, but he is worring with a central dashboard.
    can you please tell me, what normally strategy the companies are using to implement SCOM 2012? when possible, using only one MG is the best option?

  4. Hi Stefan,
    I am very new to SCOM and currently struggling with APM piece of SCOM. We have linux based java applications running on weblogic servers :
    1) Which APM Management Pack we can use to monitor linux based Java Applications ? The one that is available on Microsoft site seems sepcific for Tomcat. Any other free MP that you can reocmmend ?
    2) Does JEE Management Pack need to have SCOM agent installed on target (that will be monitored) ? We prefer not to install linux SCOM agent since we are not interested in monitoring OS specific metrics, but only interested in application specific metrics.
    3) We need the capability to get the metrics around application specific response time, throughput, load, number of calls to 3rd party and metrics thereon like response time, number of calls made to 3rd party service, exception/error rate, etc. How can we get these metrics ? I assume, this may be related to 1 above, but need your thoughts.

    Appreciate if you can get some insight on these questions.

    Thanks.
    SG

  5. Hi Stefan –

    First of all your UCS SCOM information is awesome. It has helped me thus far. Although, i’m stuck on an issue UCS issue and i was wondering if i could get your contact information, so i can send you a detailed email.

    Thank you in advanced and thanks so much for your ongoing UCS SCOM support.

    -John

  6. Hi Stefan,

    We spoke last year on SCOM dashboards. I was wondering if I could get your contact information again so that I could send you an email to discuss Microsoft’s private cloud solutions.

    Thanks,
    Peter

  7. Hi Stefan,

    We spoke last year on SCOM dashboards and Microsoft private cloud solutions. I was wondering if I could get your contact information again so that I could send you an email to discuss Microsoft’s private cloud solutions.

    Thanks,
    Peter

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