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

Partner Solutions in System Center Operations Manager

Hello Customers At Microsoft we believe in helping customers get the best possible monitoring solutions. In addition to Microsoft-provided management packs and MP authoring solution, there is a substantial ecosystem of Microsoft partners providing various solutions such as management packs, MP authoring solutions and dashboards. In order to help you easily discover such solutions from our… Read more

Nano Server Monitoring in System Center 2016 Operations Manager

Hello Customers, As you might know already, Windows Server 2016 offers Nano Server as a new installation option. Nano Server is an operating system optimized for private clouds and data centers. System Center 2016 Operations Manager supports monitoring various server roles running on Nano Server. Specifically, we support monitoring the base Nano Server operating system and… Read more

System Center 2016 Operations Manager Scalability Improvement in Unix/Linux Agents monitoring

System Center 2016 Operations Manager could now monitor twice as much as Linux/Unix agents per Management Server, against the previously supported scale. Operations Manager would now use the new Async Windows Management Infrastructure (MI) APIs instead of WSMAN Sync APIs. By default, Operations Manager would use the sync APIs. To get scalability improvement, customers would… Read more

System Center 2016 Operations Manager – Network Monitoring Management Pack Generator

Until now, System Center Operations Manager would provide extended monitoring only for the devices that were certified by Microsoft, all other devices would just get basic monitoring and are referred to as generic devices. Not anymore! We are excited to share with you that with System Center 2016 Operations Manager, customers can create their own… Read more