Skype for Business Server 2015, Management Pack

    What’s in the MSIs? SkypeForBusiness2015ManagementPacks.msi with extract the following files to this default location. There is not a Management Pack guide in this MSI.     What’s in the Management Pack Guide? First thing, there is not management pack guide that comes with the download, instead it is located on TechNet – HERE…

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Microsoft System Center Management Pack for DNS 2016

          What’s in the Management Pack? The System Center Management Pack for Windows Server 2016 DNS monitors DNS health, availability, configuration, security, and zone-transfer issues on DNS servers running the Windows Server 2016 operating system. Note This Management Pack contains functionality for Windows Server 2016 DNS only. The management packs of…

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Microsoft System Center 2016 Management Pack for WSUS

  Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need. The Windows Server Update Services Management Pack collects performance data and generates comprehensive diagnostic reports that give you the information you need to analyze problems and develop corrective actions. System…

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Updated MP: Microsoft System Center Management Pack for Internet Information Service 2016 – Version: 10.0.6.0

  The Internet Information Services Management Pack provides proactive and reactive monitoring of your Internet Information Services (IIS) environment.   This management pack provides an early warning to administrators on issues that could affect services so that administrators can investigate and take corrective action, if necessary. The management pack helps to simplify the administrative environment…

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Updated MP: System Center 2012 Management Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Internet Information Service 8 – Version: 7.0.10247.0

  The Internet Information Services Management Pack provides proactive and reactive monitoring of your Internet Information Services (IIS) environment.       This management pack provides an early warning to administrators on issues that could affect services so that administrators can investigate and take corrective action, if necessary. The management pack helps to simplify the…

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System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit – Version: 6.0.6276

  It has been a while since I last used this, but there is a new update for it, which I just installed on a Windows 10. I have not had the chance to play around with this update yet. This resource kit contains the authoring console, as well as seven tools designed to enhance…

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OMS Gateway (GA)

  The OMS Gateway is a proxy server that sends data from services with no internet connectivity to OMS.    

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System Center Management Pack for Windows Server Operating System Version: 6.0.7323.0

          System Requirements Supported Operating System Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 The Windows Server Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager is designed for the following versions of System Center Operations Manager: • System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2…

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System Center Monitoring Pack for WS-Management and SMASH Device Discovery – Version: 7.0.8707.0

  This monitoring pack adds a new template to System Center 2012 – Operations Manage to enable discovery and management of WS-Management/SMASH compliant devices..         This management pack adds a new template to System Center 2012 – Operations Manage to enable discovery and management of WS-Management/SMASH compliant devices. Feature SummaryThe features of…

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Microsoft System Center Management Pack (Community Technical Preview 1) for Azure SQL Database

  This management pack provides capabilities to discover, monitor, and manage your Microsoft Azure SQL Databases     Download it HERE   The Microsoft Azure SQL Database Management Pack enables you to monitor the availability and performance of Azure SQL Databases.Feature SummaryAfter configuration, the Microsoft Azure SQL Database Monitoring Management Pack offers the following functionalities:…

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New MP: Microsoft System Center Management Pack for Office 365

  Download HERE     Supported configurations Office 365 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager is designed for the following versions of System Center Operations Manager: · System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1 · System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 · System Center Operations Manager 2016 The Operations Manager console used to configure the…

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New MP: Windows Server 2016 Guarded Fabric Management Pack

  The Windows Server 2016 Guarded Fabric Management Pack enables discovery and monitoring of guarded hosts and Host Guardian Service instances in your environment with System Center Operations Manager.     Where is the Management Pack Guide? Good Question, hopefully we can get it back in there again.

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NEW MP: System Center 2016 Management Pack for Virtual Machine Manager

  I am only reporting that there is something new, so what is new with Management Pack…. good questions, there is not a Management Pack Guide for some reason.     Here are the files inside the .msi:     I have not loaded this up, nor will I be doing so anytime soon.

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System Center 2016 Integration Packs

    Here are some System Center 2016 integration Packs just released   System Center 2016 Integration Pack for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus The Integration Pack for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNibus is an add-on for System Center 2016 Orchestrator that enables you to create activities within runbooks that make requests to the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNibus products to…

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System Center 2016 What’s New Whitepaper

    Whitepaper covering the new features and capabilities in System Center 2016   Download HERE   Content from the Whitepaper:   Introduction System Center 2016 makes it easy to deploy, configure, manage and monitor your virtualized workloads, softwaredefined datacenter and hybrid cloud infrastructure. Enabling a comprehensive datacenter management solution support for everything from provisioning…

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HOTFIX: October 2016 Windows cumulative updates might cause SCOM 2012R2/2016 console to crash on all OS Versions

  I’m not raking any credit for this, but I wanted to duplicate what Dirk Brinkmann wrote on his blog this week, since there are a few folks who are experiencing the same issue with their consoles.  BRAVO Dirk Brinkman and Mihai Sarbulescu.     Dirk Brinkmann Microsoft MSFT   Updated article 17.10.2016: This is…

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System Center Operations Manager – Extensible Network Monitoring Management Pack Generator tool

  Network Monitoring MP Generator tool enables users to generate custom management packs to get extended monitoring for their network devices.   Download HERE   Details Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.     Network Monitoring Management…

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New MP: Microsoft System Center 2016 Management Pack for Windows Defender

Download HERE The Management Pack for Windows Defender enables you to monitor the health of your devices running Windows Defender Details Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need. The Management Pack for Windows Defender enables you to monitor…

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Description of Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft System Center 2016

 Not 100 sure what is fixed, new or changed… but here is the information.. Note Update Rollup 1 is the result of feedback from customers who used System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5. We recommend that you install update rollup 1 for a better System Center 2016 experience. You should also have the following update…

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Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2016 Operations Manager

  ALREADY!!!! I just finished a session on System Center 2016 Operations Manager and wished I knew that this was released prior to starting my session at the DC IT Pro Camp in Chevy Chase. Had a pretty good size room full of people wanting to see what’s new and improved with OpsMgr 2016. Maybe…

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New MP: Microsoft System Center 2016 Management Pack for Orchestrator

  The Microsoft System Center 2016 Management Pack for Orchestrator monitors the health and availability of Microsoft System Center 2016 Orchestrator.   Download HERE   Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.       The Microsoft System…

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New MP: Microsoft System Center 2016 Management Pack for Service Provider Foundation (SPF)

  This management pack helps administrators helps manage SPF installation instances by monitoring the health of the SPF servers. 1a   Download HERE   Details Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.   This management pack helps administrators…

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New MP: System Center Management Packs for Data Protection Manager 2016 Reporting, Discovery and Monitoring

  This download contains the management packs required to monitor and generate reports on Data Protection Manager(DPM) Servers using System Center Operations Manager.   Download HERE Details Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.     This download…

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New MP: Microsoft System Center Management Pack for System Center Service Manager

    The purpose of using the System Center Monitoring Pack for System Center – Service Manager is to help centralize the overall monitoring in your organization to one location, the Operations Manager console. The monitoring pack also provides instructions to end users about how to repair problems that may be detected during monitoring. This…

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NEW MP: System Center 2016 Management Packs for Open Source Software

  The Management Packs for Open Source Software enable discovering, monitoring, and managing MySQL Server and Apache HTTP Server with System Center 2016 – Operations Manager   Download HERE   Details Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need….

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New MP: Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server

    Management Pack for SQL Server provides the capabilities for Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2012, and Operations Manager 2012 R2 to discover SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, and 2012. It monitors SQL Server components such as database engine instances, databases, and SQL Server agents.   Download HERE   Note:There are multiple files…

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New MP: Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2016

    Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2016 enables the discovery and monitoring of SQL Server 2016 Database Engines, Databases, SQL Server Agents, and other related components.   Download HERE   Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the…

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New MP: Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2014

    Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2014 enables the discovery and monitoring of SQL Server 2014 Database Engines, Databases, SQL Server Agents and other related components.   Download HERE   Details Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select…

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New MP: System Center Operations Manager Management Packs for Windows Server 2016 Essentials

      Download: HERE     More Information from the Guide     Guide for System Center Management Pack for Windows Server 2016 Essentials Experience Microsoft Corporation Published: December 2015 If you have an idea or suggestion about this management pack, the Operations Manager team encourages you to share it at the SCOM Feedback…

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New MP: Microsoft System Center Management Packs (Community Technical Preview 2) for SQL Server

  Microsoft System Center Management Packs (Community Technical Preview 2) for SQL Server 2008-2016, SQL Server Dashboards   More information and to Download: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51645     New Microsoft System Center Management Packs (Community Technical Preview 2) for the following SQL Server products: Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2008 R2/2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2014/2016 Downloads available: Microsoft System…

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Update Rollup 11 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

FINALLY OpsMgr gets something Download here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3183990   Introduction This article describes the issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 11 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager. It also contains the installation instructions for this update. Issues that are fixed in this update rollup Operations Manager Network discovery fails because of monitoring host crash…

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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library

    There is a new download available this morning: Here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53584 The System Center Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library installs and updates the Windows PowerShell module for System Center Configuration Manager. The System Center Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library lets you manage a Configuration Manager hierarchy by using Windows PowerShell cmdlets and scripts. Microsoft regularly updates…

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Microsoft System Center Management Packs (Community Technical Preview 1) for SQL Server

Download here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51645   Details Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need. New Microsoft System Center Management Packs (Community Technical Preview 1) for the following SQL Server products: Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2008 R2/2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2014/2016 Downloads…

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Who Disabled A Smartcard For Logon?

  Does your environment utilize Smartcard/CAC for logging in the network? Do they know who is disabling the smartcards and if they are doing it for other people? This monitor will alert on the security events and reports when someone disables smartcard(s) logon. It will report who did it, and whos account was it applied…

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System Center Monitoring Pack for System Center Configuration Manager v5.00.8239.1009

The latest SCCM Management Pack has been released on July 29, 2016. Grab it here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34709&WT.mc_id=rss_alldownloads_all&751be11f-ede8-5a0c-058c-2ee190a24fa6=True The original monitoring pack will allow you to monitor the health of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager by monitoring general health; data replication between Configuration Manager sites; server and service availability; SQL Server configurations; Backup and recovery; backlog monitoring;…

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So You Want to Create Some Awesome Looking Visio SCOM Dashboards?

  The number one thing I am always being asked by customers and co-workers is how do I configure and make good looking Visio Dashboards? What are some tips, tricks and things to remember? So I’ve thought I would put a few things here for everyone.   If you do not have the Pre-Requisites then…

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Self-Study: Monitoring Workloads with Operations Manager

Thank you Channel 9 for this series. Are you up to speed on System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (SCOM)? SCOM can monitor everything in the datacenter, from physical hardware to hypervisors to virtual machines to applications.   Learn how monitoring works, and get best practices to optimize your infrastructure’s reliability and performance reporting. Then,…

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