How many consoles are connected to my RMS?

This discussion comes up quite a bit. There are a couple ways to track this data….  even to alert us if it breaches a threshold.   One way to look at the number of connected consoles, is to examine the number of users that are connected to the SDK service.  We can do this via…

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Setting up a 2 node Server 2008 failover cluster under HyperV

For lab testing, we would often set up Microsoft Server 2003 2-node clusters, under virtual server 2005, in order to test OpsMgr configurations, such as clustered RMS, clustered databases, or just testing management packs on clustered applications like SQL and Exchange.  Virtual Server 2005 did this quite easily, using the built in SCSI adapter which…

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Does your OpsDB keep growing? Is your localizedtext table using all the space?

This post is about an issue in OpsMgr SP1 AND R2 – where the localizedtext table in the database may fill and consume large amounts of space. OpsMgr 2007 no longer has a hard database limit of 30GB like MOM 2005 did.  For this reason, most OpsMgr administrators don’t watch this very closely anymore, or…

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Creating granular alert notifications – rule by rule, monitor by monitor

  Using OpsMgr Notifications in the real world – Part 2 This is a continuation of my advanced notifications posts…. from http://blogs.technet.com/kevinholman/archive/2008/06/26/using-opsmgr-notifications-in-the-real-world-part-1.aspx     There are a couple resources on the web about how to do this from C# and Powershell.  The best sites I have seen are at: http://blogs.msdn.com/jakuboleksy/archive/2007/01/18/notification-subscriptions.aspx and http://code4ward.net/cs2/blogs/code4ward/archive/2007/09/19/set-notificationforalert.aspx These examples are…

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