Operations Manager and Operations Management Suite 101: Useful System Center Operations Manager Links and Resources

As a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, I often recommend links and resources to my customers either prior, during or following engagements.  Here are some of the links I frequently share and recommend to customers.   I hope to add links to this on an ongoing basis. INTRO AND OVERVIEW Microsoft Monitoring Product Comparison https://aka.ms/monitoring Operations Manager…

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System Center 2016 – Operations Manager and Operations Management Suite (OMS) 101 Series

Hi Everyone, Back in 2010, I authored a document called Operations Manager 101 for 2007 R2. My esteemed colleague and friend Mr. Kevin Holman was kind enough to post it on his blog in order to make it easily retrievable for those that could use it. Over time, I have received feedback on this being…

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Operations Manager 101: Create an Event Collection Rule for Monitoring Server Restarts

Note this is part of a System Center 2016 – Operations Manager and Operations Management Suite (OMS) 101 Series: https://aka.ms/101 In this scenario we will create an event collection rule for Monitoring Server Restarts. Depending on how frequently this happens in your environment, it is possible you do not want an alert generated every time…

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Operations Manager 101: How do I know what parameters are available in an event to monitor off?

Look in the Windows NT Event Log and find the event you are interested in monitoring. Click the event to view the properties, and the Details tab will show the available Parameters listed in the EventData Section In Operations Manager, these parameters can be used as criteria when creating a rule, to create a more…

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Operations Manager 101: How do I run a report for a performance counter that Operations Manager is collecting?

Note this is part of a System Center 2016 – Operations Manager and Operations Management Suite (OMS) 101 Series: https://aka.ms/101 Note: This exercise assumes that Operations Manager reporting is already installed and that a Performance Collection Rule already exists (either in an imported management pack or created in the authoring space in a custom management…

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Operations Manager 101: How do I create a performance monitor to monitor if a performance counter sample exceeds a threshold?

Note this is part of a System Center 2016 – Operations Manager and Operations Management Suite (OMS) 101 Series: https://aka.ms/101 Example: Create a monitor so I am alerted when CPU exceeds 80% usage on a server: NOTE: there is already a monitor called ‘Total CPU Utilization Percentage that monitors both Processor Information\% Processor Time\_Total and…

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Operations Manager 101: How do I create a rule to collect performance data that is not already collected in a management pack, and show it in the graphs in Operations Manager?

Note this is part of a System Center 2016 – Operations Manager and Operations Management Suite (OMS) 101 Series: https://aka.ms/101 1) Navigate to the ‘Authoring’ Space of the console. Expand Management Pack Object and right-click Rules and choose ‘Create a New Rule’ 2) Select Collection Rules>Performance Based> Windows Performance, and change the management pack to…

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Operations Manager 101: How do I know if Operations Manager is collecting a specific performance counter?

Note this is part of a System Center 2016 – Operations Manager and Operations Management Suite (OMS) 101 Series: https://aka.ms/101 The first thing to determine is whether the performance data you need is already being collected in Operations Manager. The easiest way to do this is to create a view showing all performance counters In…

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Operations Manager 101: How do I disable or tune something in Operations Manager?

Note this is part of a System Center 2016 – Operations Manager and Operations Management Suite (OMS) 101 Series: https://aka.ms/101 All Configuration changes in Operations Manager (Enabling / Disabling / Tuning) are performed using overrides which are stored in unsealed management packs. In the example below, the ‘E:’ drive on Windows Computer ‘SCOM’ is showing…

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