Configuration Manager Advanced Dashboards – Rich view of your Configuration Manager environment



Introduction


As a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft, I get asked by a lot of customers about custom dashboards and reports that are available or can be created for monitoring the SCCM environment , checking the status on client activity, client health, deployments or content status to provide to support teams, SCCM administrators and managers.

So yes there are tons of native built in reports to get that data but putting it all together to get an overall view of the environment is the challenge.…

Solution


The Configuration Manager Advanced Dashboards (CMAD) have been created within Microsoft by a few PFE’s along with myself who form part of the development team with Lead Stephane Serero@StephSlol.

The Configuration Manager Advanced Dashboards (CMAD) are designed to offer:

  • At a glance a view of the Configuration Manager environment
  • Immediately pinpoint specific issues
  • Monitor the undergoing activities

The CMAD solution (Configuration Manager Advanced Dashboards) delivers a data-driven reporting overview of the System Center Configuration Manager environment.

This solution consists of a rich set of dashboards designed to deliver real-time reporting of ongoing activity in your Configuration Manager environment.

Native Configuration Manager Reports are not replaced with this solution, the CMAD solution amplifies the data they show by providing additional data insights.

The dashboards in this solution were created based on field experience and on customers’ needs to provide an overall view of various Configuration Manager functionality. The embedded charts and graphics provide details across the entire infrastructure.


Dashboard – Software Updates

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Dashboard – ConfigMgr Servers Health

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Dashboard – Client Health Statistics

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Dashboard – Security Audit

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Key Features and Benefits

The CMAD solution consists of 180+ dashboards/reports covering the following Configuration Manager topics:

  • Asset Inventory
  • Software Update Management
  • Application Deployment
  • Compliance Settings
  • Infrastructure Monitoring:
  • Site Replica
  • Content replication
  • Software Distribution
  • Clients Health
  • Servers Health
  • SCEP Technical Highlights

The CMAD is supported on Configuration Manager 2012 and later releases (including Current Branch versions). The CMAD is supported on Reporting Services 2008 R2 and later releases.


Some might ask – but SSRS is so last yearNyah-Nyah

That's why the team has also created a PowerBI versionSmile which comes with the offering “System Center Configuration Manager and Intune PowerBI Dashboard Integration”.

So now you can harness all the capabilities of PowerBI to enhance the reporting experience.

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Conclusion


The Introduction of this solution has allowed SCCM Administrators to get a better view of the state of there SCCM environments.

So you ask how do we get these Dashboards??Sarcastic smile

If you are a Microsoft Premier customer you can reach out to your TAMs for delivery questions!!

Comments (2)

  1. Adrian Moss says:

    Are the Power BI reports going to made public at any time as the examples look good

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