SYSTEM CENTER 2012 R2 Operations Manager – Anti-Virus Exclusions

  The Anti-Virus exclusions should be part of common day to day administrative tasks of Anti-Virus solutions to avoid scanning procedures targeted to not harmful or critical and overloaded processes. Excluding monitoring components from scanning ensures Anti-Virus tools do not block, interfere or skew monitoring data generated on Operations Manager Agents.   IT Administrators should…


#4 – Create Virtual Machine in the P2S VPN Network Availability Group

  This post is Part #4 of the: Windows Azure Monitoring over P2S VPN using System Center 2012 Operations Manager Available here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/archive/2013/11/05/windows-azure-infrastructure-as-a-service-iaas-point-to-site-p2s-test-vpn-setup-virtual-machine-monitoring-over-p2s-vpn-by-using-system-center-2012-operations-manager.aspx     Please make sure you read previous post(s) beforehand.     Link to previous part: #3 – Create P2S VPN Gateway   . . . . . . . . ….


#3 – Create P2S VPN Gateway

  This post is Part #3 of the: Windows Azure Monitoring over P2S VPN using System Center 2012 Operations Manager Available here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/archive/2013/11/05/windows-azure-infrastructure-as-a-service-iaas-point-to-site-p2s-test-vpn-setup-virtual-machine-monitoring-over-p2s-vpn-by-using-system-center-2012-operations-manager.aspx     Please make sure you read previous post(s) beforehand.     Link to previous part: #2 – Create, Export and Upload P2S VPN Root Certificate   . . . . ….


#2 – Create, Export and Upload P2S VPN Root Certificate

  This post is Part #2 of the: Windows Azure Monitoring over P2S VPN using System Center 2012 Operations Manager Available here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/archive/2013/11/05/windows-azure-infrastructure-as-a-service-iaas-point-to-site-p2s-test-vpn-setup-virtual-machine-monitoring-over-p2s-vpn-by-using-system-center-2012-operations-manager.aspx     Please make sure you read previous post(s) beforehand.     Link to previous part: #1 – Create and Configure: Windows Azure Virtual Network, Affinity Group and Point-to-Site (P2S) VPN  …


#1 – Create and Configure: Windows Azure Virtual Network, Affinity Group and Point-to-Site (P2S) VPN

    This post is Part #1 of the: Windows Azure Monitoring over P2S VPN using System Center 2012 Operations Manager Available here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/archive/2013/11/05/windows-azure-infrastructure-as-a-service-iaas-point-to-site-p2s-test-vpn-setup-virtual-machine-monitoring-over-p2s-vpn-by-using-system-center-2012-operations-manager.aspx     Windows Azure currently provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service in two different Secure Cross-Premises connectivity options: Site-to-Site VPN Point-to-Site VPN     As the site-to-site VPN the point-to-site VPN also allows you to…


Windows Azure Monitoring over P2S VPN using System Center 2012 Operations Manager

Hi All,   This Blog series aims to provide you with an early overview of the required steps to: Setup a Windows Azure Point-to-Site (P2S) Test VPN, and Monitor a Virtual Machine in Windows Azure IaaS over the created P2S VPN connection by using System Center 2012 Operations Manager    It is divided into the…


Visual Studio Authoring Extensions for Visual Studio 2012/2013 available now!

  For those following our Blog and working with System Center Operations Manager 2012 Operations Manager: Visual Studio Authoring Extensions supporting latest versions of Visual Studio are now finally available!     You can get them here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30169     The System Center 2012 Visual Studio Authoring Extensions—VSAE—is an add-in for Visual Studio which provides…

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"mDOPING" your SCOM Console performance with some simple SQL tips

  As many other monitoring solutions System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is no different in terms of the workload its console has to handle.     However as we seek for proactive answers when using the console is not nice if it tends to be slow, right?     This blog is not meant to…

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Windows Azure SQL Database Management Pack 1.5.4.0 – Now available!

For those of you that have been willing to have the first final released version of this MP your time has come last Friday (when it was released and being published two days ago). J You could get the Windows Azure SQL Database Management Pack for System Center 2012 version 1.5.4.0 from here.   It…


SCOM 2012 SP1 Security Accounts Matrix

Many times I was referring to the below Kevin Holman’s blog post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2008/04/15/opsmgr-security-account-rights-mapping-what-accounts-need-what-privileges.aspx     As it was so useful just thought of bringing in an updated version of it but aligned with System Center 2012 Operations Manager SP1.       Hope you guys find it useful! OpsMgr 2012 SP1 Security account Matrix v1.0.xls

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