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

SCOM – MongoDB Monitoring Survey

The System Center Operations Manager product team wants to hear about your requirements on MongoDB monitoring. Your response to this survey will help us better understand your requirements and issues, so that we can improve the monitoring experience. To provide your feedback, please follow this link to the survey – https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0JTRZrjCWlv0lmd… Read more

Improvements to Scheduling of Maintenance Mode (Client side via agent, and accessibility to operators via monitoring pane)

Before initiating the maintenance of IT infrastructure elements, one would want to initiate Maintenance Mode to suppress monitoring of infrastructure elements undergoing maintenance. This will prevent the monitoring tool from generating alerts and events pertaining to these elements, while they are under maintenance. Schedule Maintenance Mode feature (listed in Administration Workspace, earlier) allowed users to… Read more

System Center Operations Manager – Extensible Network Monitoring

Until System Center 2012 Operations Manager R2, you could get only basic monitoring for your network devices, such as “Availability Monitoring” and “Port/Interface Monitoring”. To get Extended Monitoring for your network devices, you had to work with Microsoft to get your devices supported in Operations Manager. This extended monitoring capability was limited to only processor… Read more

Improved UI responsiveness for System Center 2016 Operations Manager

Performance improvements have been made to State views and Diagram views in the System Center 2016 Operations Manager console to increase responsiveness. You will now see the following improvements: State view is optimized to load efficiently Diagram view is optimized to load efficiently These improvements will be more visible in an environment where the load… Read more