ITIL v3 Foundation Certification – Passed

I forgot to mention a few weeks ago I had taken the ITIL v3 Foundation Certification exam and a couple of days later I received my results in the mail.  I passed… That is all – end transmission.  


Updated Deployment Guide – Operations Manager Reporting on Windows Server 2008

Today I have updated the Deployment Guide for Operations Manager 2007 Reporting on Windows Server 2008.  This was due to some confusion from those who downloaded the doc and were attempting to setup this configuration in their environment.  I received a few e-mails and determined this needed to be addressed accordingly.  Specifically I had verbiage in…


Operations Manager 2007 Performance Monitoring Management Pack

I just completed the deployment guide for this custom management pack that Walter and I have been working on.  It is now ready for you to download and evaluate.  Description:  This management pack provides performance views and dashboards to present key performance data from the SQL Server(s) hosting one or all of the Operations Manager…


OpsMgr 2007 – SQL Server Log Shipping Guide

Being Chris Fox is busy right now with authoring/updating docs for Operations Manager 2007 R2, I am going to post this guide on my blog until it is uploaded on the OpsManJam site.  This document I authored, provides the following guidance: This document provides deployment guidance for installing and configuring the SQL Server 2005 Log…


Up Next – OpsMgr Performance Monitoring MP

This has been on my list of things to do – release the custom Operations Manager Performance Monitoring MP that Walter Chomak and myself co-developed.  I am in the process of getting the deployment guide authored and hope to have it released shortly.  This was something Walter and I wanted to release to the public…


ITIL v3 Foundation Certification

Back in June I attended an internal class to review Microsoft Operations Framework v4 (formerly known as Project Hanna) and attended a beta exam thereafter, which I fortunately passed.  Now this week, I am going to update my ITIL Foundation Certification from v2 to v3.  I have a very strong opinion with respect to anyone in…


Finished – SQL Log Shipping Configuration Guide

I just submitted to Chris Fox for review and posting on the OpsManJam site, the guide “System Center Operations Manager 2007 Configure SQL Server Log Shipping Guide for Operations Manager 2007 Operational Database” that I have been working on in my spare time.  This guide currently only covers the implementation of Log Shipping as an…


Deployment Guide – Operations Manager Reporting on Windows Server 2008

While I realize that today my colleauge in arms Walter Chomak, has blogged about installing System Center Operations Manager 2007 Reporting on Windows Server 2008, the attached guide provides greater detail and guidance on installing SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services and Operations Manager Reporting role on Windows Server 2008.  Walter covers a key step, but I want…


What’s New These Days?

I realize that it has been some time since I have posted a blog entry, as trying to find time has been a challenge for me these days.  Some things I have been working on and plan on sharing shortly on my blog are: Custom management pack that focuses on performance monitoring of the SQL…


Updated MP Lifecycle Templates

I have finally found the time to update the templates and include a project plan template in support of the MP Lifecycle Management process.  I updated the test plan spreadsheet because I thought it didn’t look professional enough (yes I am picky) and created a project plan template as a foundation in support of your…