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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New MP’s on OpsManJam

It has been quite some time since I have posted anything of relevance on my blog.  I have been focused on updating some of the management packs that I published a few months ago, such as: Extended Windows Server Active Directory Extended Windows Server System Center Configuration Manager OSD In addition, I was developing some new…

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ADMP and Tuning for Performance Reports

The latest Active Directory management pack deployment guide has a small section entitled “Enabling or Disabling Performance Data for Reports” and it was generating some good dialog internally between some colleagues and the product group.  This section recommends that you disable the Performance monitor for the class “Active Directory Domain Controller Server 200x Computer Role”…

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SQL Reporting Services Gotcha

I uncovered a situation with SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services that I did not encounter before and it is worth mentioning because it follows the premise of – verify SQL Reporting Services first before installing Operations Manager 2007 Reporting.  Background: Windows Server 2008 x64 hosting SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition x64 w/SP2 configured with two instances. …

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Run As Profiles in Operations Manager 2007 R2

One of the new features of R2 that hasn’t received any attention yet (at least to my knowledge) is how we changed the functionality of Run As Profiles.  Today in Operations Manager 2007, you associate a RunAs Account for a particular RunAs Profile on a specific computer.  Pretty straight forward and if I remember correctly, the same…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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