Monitoring Service Manager with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, along with the Service Manager management packs, provides an excellent monitoring platform for Service Manager. Many important pieces that are vital to Service Manager health can be monitored, including: Checking SQL Server to be sure the Broker Service is enabled Checking the Service Manager Grooming History to be sure cleanup… Read more

Support Tip: Some Microsoft Operations Manager Management Packs Require Proxy Configuration

Hi everyone, my name is Mihai Sarbulescu and today I wanted to share a quick support tip with you. Please be aware that some Management Packs for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager have workflows that need to connect to the Internet in order to perform various actions. The Office 365 Management Pack is a good… Read more

Bug Fixes for Windows Server Operating System MP

Hello folks Since the release of version 6.0.7303.0 of Windows Server Operating System MP, many of you have reported regression bugs in the management pack. We now fixed all those issues in the latest released version 6.0.7316.0: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=9296. The MP guide available in this link has details about the various bugs that were fixed. If you… Read more

Improvements to Microsoft Azure Management Pack

Hello folks We have an updated version of System Center Management Pack for Microsoft Azure (Technical Preview). Version 1.3.22.0 can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50013. It is upgradeable on top of the previous version 1.3.18.0. This version of the MP pulls in Azure Application Insights alerts for web tests,  and supports Azure China subscriptions. In addition, several bugs such as… Read more

Guidance for customers using the Microsoft Operations Manager agent for on-premises end points

With the recent release of the new OMS Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) for Windows that allows multi-homing support, we’ve been getting a few questions about the approach and guidance that we have for customers using the regular Operations Manager agent for their on-premises end points. For example, take the case of the Operations Manager customer… Read more

DNS and IIS MPs Updated for Nano Server Support

Hello Folks, We would like to let you know that we updated DNS and IIS preview management packs to support monitoring of those server roles running on Nano Server Technical Preview 4. We will soon be adding support for Technical Preview 5 also. The IIS MP also supports monitoring of W3C logging service. The MPs… Read more

Introducing docs.microsoft.com: TechNet and MSDN reimagined for a cloud based future

Today we’re happy to announce a preview of Microsoft’s new documentation service: https://docs.microsoft.com. The preview is launching with a showcase of content for Enterprise Mobility, which consists of Advanced Threat Analytics, Azure Active Directory, Azure Remote App, Multi-factor Authentication, Azure Rights Management, Intune and Microsoft Identity Manager. In the future, as our platform matures with… Read more

Console UI Performance Improvements in System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5 – Operations Manager

We have made performance improvements to alert views in the Operations console to increase responsiveness. With this feature you will see the below improvements: Alert view is optimized to load efficiently Alert tasks and alert details in alert view is optimized to load efficiently Context menus of an alert in alert view is optimized to load efficiently These changes will be more visible in an environment having… Read more

Updates to “MP Updates and Recommendations” Feature in System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5 – Operations Manager

The first version of the new “Management Pack Updates and Recommendations” feature was introduced in Technical Preview 4 release of System Center 2016. This feature recommends Management Packs for downloading based on a scan of servers in your SCOM environment. You can read about the TP4 feature here. Since then we received a lot of… Read more

Alert Data Management in System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5 – Operations Manager

We have received feedback form customers like you about seeing a lot of alerts in your environment with some of them being unwanted. One of the major reasons for seeing this kind of behaviour is not tuning the monitors/rules in a management pack to suit specific monitoring requirement. The default setting (configuration of monitors and… Read more