Custom Operations Manager Reports

Based off of a recognized demand, I developed a management pack that provides three key reports for Operators and Administrators to leverage.  These reports were based off of queries developed by Kevin Holman and Jonathan Almquist and tuned to support these reports.  The three reports that I have included in this MP are: Maintenance Mode…

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SharePoint 2010 Multi-Farm Monitoring

Hello and Happy New Year! Today’s topic is regarding the setup of the SharePoint 2010 Foundation management pack in support of multi-farm monitoring with Operations Manager.  This is a common topic that many people have questions about and some of the blog posts regarding it are not entirely accurate.  My hope here is to help…

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ADMP 2003/2008 - Default Unit Monitor Config

As promised and avaialble for download, here is the Excel spreadsheet from MPViewe that I edited to provide a breakdown of all the Unit Monitors in the Active Directory management pack.  While the attached spreadsheet is specific to Active Directory version 2003, it also applies to 2008.  If you find any errors or have questions, please feel…

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SQL Server 2005/2008 MP – Default Unit Monitor Config

As you are probably aware, the Deployment Guides that compliment each management pack released by Microsoft do not go into detail highlighting the configuration of all unit monitors defined in a given MP.  This can be a challenge when you are working with a service or application owner where they want to understand what the…

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Extended SQL Server MP Released on OpsManJam

As promised, I finally finished and submitted the Extended SQL Server 2005/2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 and it is now available for download on OpsManJam.   This management pack augments the existing Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 management pack by monitoring for the following change in your environment: A database mirroring event has been detected…

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Moving the Health Service State Store

So yesterday a question was presented internally between my colleagues and I with respect to a situation a colleague was facing.  Suppose by chance you are installing the first management server, which happens to be the Root Management Server, in the management group and you install it to the %SystemDrive% volume.  Later you realize that as…

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Disk Space Requirements for the Operations Console

When you launch the Operations Console on your workstation or even on the management server (or RMS for that matter), the data from the Operations Manager database is cached locally in the file “momcache.mdb.” By default, the console will poll the SDK Service on the RMS every 15 seconds to update the local cache.  Depending on…

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Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Release Candidate Available!

The release candidate for Service Pack 1 for Operations Manager 2007 is ready for download from http://connect.microsoft.com/systemcenter.   The high level themes of this service pack are: Address critical customer initiated issues including roll-up of all hotfixes Make the product easier to support Make the product easier to use Make the product easier to deploy Key…

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Operations Manager 2007 Backup & Recovery Guide Released

On 6/29/2007 we released the highly sought after System Center Operations Manager 2007 Backup & Recovery Guide.  This guide provides guidance on understanding how to compliment your current disaster recovery strategy in support of Operations Manager 2007.  Such topics covered are: Understanding what to backup and why.- covers all key components and services of Operations…

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