I am probably the only person on the planet doing things this way, but I want to document this anyway.
In the scom web console, I am publishing views for various bits of the business. Then I am using this procedure mentioned here. This is not perfect because you cannot save the way you want a performance view to look (which counters are checked) but it at least is a start. (Hello Microsoft! Please fix!) In order for the whole thing to be easily memorable, I create a url like http://weberrors, and this error contains… the website errors.
How I am doing this is pretty easy.
- On any server really with IIS (I use my scom server), I create a new website.
- For the site name I use redirect.weberrors so that I know what it is for (I have quite a few of these)
- Create the path inside IIS as c:inetpubredirect.weberrors
- for binding I use "http” and “all unassigned”, but you have to enter a host name, which is “weberrors” for my example
- once the site is created, click on it and look for “http redirect” on the right hand side.
- click “redirect requests to this destination” and input the URL you made from the link at the top of this post
- it is also important that you check “redirect all requests to exact destination”, if you do not, see the note at the bottom
- now the IIS part is all done, open up DNS for your domain
- create a new entry, CNAME and make “weberrors” CNAME to your IIS server
- once everything replicates, folks in your company will be able to type in “weberrors” in their browser and see the errors
This is a pretty simple thing and it makes navigating to specific spots in the SCOM UI much easier.
Note: If you do not check the box for “redirect all requests to exact destination” then when IIS redirects it will add an extra slash “/” to your URL. Scom does not like this! You will get an error:
- Unfortunately the "Name of your view" view cannot be displayed.
All you have to do is what’s in step #7 above. That’ll make the redirects do their thing properly.