Deprecating SHA1 Certificates in System Center Operations Manager for UNIX/Linux Monitoring

  The communication between System Center Operations Manager Management Server and the UNIX/Linux agents are secured with TLS/SSL. UNIX and Linux agents employ Server Authentication certificates (i.e. “agent certificates”) for the TLS/SSL channel and these certificates are signed by an Operations Manager Management Server’s “signing certificate.” As of System Center 2016 RTM, both agent certificates… Read more

Engyro Product Connector support ending this year

The Engyro Product Connector for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 will no longer be supported after July 11, 2017.  If you are using this product connector, please upgrade to System Center 2016 Operations Manager and integrate with a third-party connector as needed. Alternatively, you can use System Center Orchestrator and custom runbooks to integrate with third-party enterprise ITSM/monitoring… Read more

Update Rollup 8.0.11030.0 for the Microsoft Monitoring Agent is now available

Update rollup version 8.0.11030.0 for Microsoft Monitoring Agent is now available. The article below describes the issues that are fixed and also contains installation instructions. For complete details please see the following: 3206063 – Update rollup 8.0.11030.0 for Microsoft Monitoring Agent (KB3206063) (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3206063) J.C. Hornbeck, Solution Asset PMMicrosoft Enterprise Cloud Group OpsMgr 2012 R2… Read more

How to revert to a previous version of a Microsoft Operations Manager Management Pack

~ Chandra Bose | Senior Software Engineer There are times when you may want to revert back to older version of a Management Pack (MP) for a given workload. Currently, the Operations Manager UI allows you to delete and re-import Management Packs from the “Installed Management Packs” screen, however there can be issues when there… Read more

Windows Server 2016 Operating System Management Pack

We want to let you know that we are releasing an updated version of “Microsoft System Center 2016 Management Pack for Windows Server Operating System“. Some of the changes in this new MP are New object types have been added for Nano to help users differentiate and manage them accurately New monitor is added to… Read more

Office 365 Management Pack update

We are releasing an updated version of Microsoft System Center Management Pack for Office 365. The new Management Pack(MP) has upgrades to subscription authorization method, the application to monitor can now be either automatic for which Microsoft Office 365 Global Administrator credentials are required or manual for which Azure application creation is necessary. New message… Read more

Essential documentation and resources for Microsoft System Center 2016 Operations Manager

We’ve seen a tremendous amount of interest in System Center 2016 Operations Manager so I thought I’d take a minute and share a few resources that should help you get started on the right track. This isn’t a comprehensive list but they’re some of the resources that I’ve found most helpful. Whether you’re just starting… Read more

System Center Operations Manager Assessment on Operations Management Suite – Public Preview!

Are you worried about the health of your Operations Manager environment? Looking for a tool that can help keep Operations Manager up-to-date and run efficiently? We present you the System Center Operations Manager Assessment solution that assesses the risk and health of your System Center Operations Manager Server environments. This solution is available to all… Read more

Create new management packs with the Visual Studio Authoring Extension

The Visual Studio Authoring Extension now allows you to create management packs for System Center 2016 Operations Manager. When creating a new management pack project in Visual Studio, you can now select the “Operations Manager 2016 Management Pack ” template. This template uses the same schema as System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (2.0 schema), but… Read more

Open Survey – Tell us about your latest and greatest IT monitoring/ analytics asks

We at Microsoft are committed towards understanding and solving the problems of our customers. Your response to this survey will aid us in that endeavor. With your inputs we will be able to make the required improvements to Microsoft’s IT Operations Management solutions (such as SCOM, OMS, etc.), this will help us serve you better…. Read more