Rebuild a management group (disaster recovery)

Occasionally an Operations Manager 2007 management group might need to be completely recovered for some reason.  This would be required in the case of unrecoverable systems due to database corruption, or complete loss of database and/or other key components, and there are no backups to recover these systems or components.  I have found this happens…

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Data Protection Manager 2010 management pack just released – Things you need to know!

Download the management pack I recently had the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with the DPM 2010 management pack team. I was elated with some of the new features and the approach they took in designing this management pack. This one is definitely the first of its kind, and there are some really…

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When was the last time this agent inserted data and what was the latency?

This is one way to check whether a particular agent is communicating with the management group.  Just replace FQDN with the agent you want to test, and this will return the last sampled DateTime stamp.  We will also see when the data was actually inserted into the database, which allows us to calculate a ‘Latency’…

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Using Expressions and Wildcards to create groups, author rules and monitors, create console views and notification subscriptions, and in the Command Shell

We posted a great document on OpsManJam a couple years ago entitled “Regular Expression Support in SCOM 2007”.  I believe this document was originally authored by our very own Dan Rogers.  I have referenced this document more times than I can recall over the past couple years, because I’m terrible at remembering finer details like…

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Install and Configure Hyper-V on Windows 2008 Core

This post isn’t directly related to Operations Manager, but I thought it might be useful to those running lab environments and looking for ways to optimize their hardware resources.  Windows 2008 Core is one way to reduce the footprint of the OS hosting your virtualized servers.  When I decided to move my VM’s to Hyper-V…

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Get last value sampled by performance collection rule

I took some time today to find something new to add to my Command Shell examples table.  I thought this one was kind of neat.  For those of you who like to use the CLI, this is an alternative to get quick info as opposed to using the console. This example in particular returns the…

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