Food for Thought - OpsMgr Group Calculation Polling Interval

Group membership calculation in Operations Manager is scheduled for every 30 seconds by default.  For enterprise deployments, we recommend increasing the discovery interval to 15 minutes or greater.  When increasing the frequency, you must take into account how it can influence some of the following behavior: Views that are scoped to filter data from custom…

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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.  

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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…

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Follow-up from my MP Lifecycle Management TechNet Webcast

Today I had the pleasure of presenting about System Center Operations Manager 2007 MP Lifecycle Management via TechNet Webcast.  After I completed the presentation I shortly realized I failed to mention some important facts/recommendations that I had notated yet overlooked due to time and a bit of nervousness.  I digress.  Anyway, here are a few…

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Join the TechNet Webcast on 6/11 for MP Lifecycle Management

On June 11th at 1 PM, I’ll be hosting a TechNet Webcast on Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack Lifecycle Management.  Join this webcast to learn how people, process, and technology can help you manage the life cycle of developing or tuning management packs in support of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007. In this webcast,…

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Release Management 101

Commonly I come across a scenario with customers where they focus on implementing MOM/OpsMgr, yet do not think about process in relation to the tools.  A prime example with Operations Manager or MOM is with Management Packs and Release Management – Plan, Build, Test, Review and Deploy (simply speaking).  You can’t just simply download a…

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ITIL = Process = Common Sense

As you may or may not know, ITIL is all about best practices for IT Service Management with three key tenants: Align IT Service with the current/future needs of the business or customer. Improve quality of IT Service delivered Reduce overall cost of services delivered This is nothing more than sound practical judgement, hence my…

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