Migrating Operations Manager 2007 R2 Network Monitoring

Operations Manager 2012 network monitoring functions differently than it did in Operations Manager 2007.  Monitoring for existing instances of network devices is backwards compatible, but no new devices can be added using the existing monitoring. These changes made will require changes to Management Packs that were using SNMP based workflows.  There are three big changes… Read more

Operations Manager 2012 Dashboards – The Alert Widget

In a previous post, my co-worker Chris showed off our new Performance Widget and detailed how to configure it. Continuing with our series of post on Dashboards and Widgets in System Center Operations Manager 2012, today I plan on focusing on configuring the new Alert Widget. (Like the last performance widget post, this post assumes that you… Read more

OpsMgr 2007 R2 now supports SQL 2008 R2 SP1

OM Community, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 now supports SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1. Note: We will have the Supported Configuration posted in the next few weeks to make this more official, but feel free to go ahead and install it. Thanks! Nishtha Soni | Program Manager… Read more

Updated – System Center Monitoring Pack for Active Directory (AD)

Overview The Monitoring Pack for Active Directory (AD) provides both proactive and reactive monitoring of your Active Directory deployment. It monitors events that various Active Directory components and subsystems place in the Application, System, and Service event logs. It also monitors the overall health of the Active Directory system and provides alerts for critical performance… Read more

Operations Manager 2012 Dashboards – The Performance Widget

In a previous post my friend and co-worker Dale introduced the new Dashboard capability in System Center Operations Manager 2012. He showed a screenshot of a dashboard containing a Performance Widget, but now I want to show you how to configure your own Performance Widget. First however, I have some great news for you. The… Read more

New functionality in the Windows Server Core OS MP version 6.0.6957.0 by Cameron Fuller (MVP)

http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2011/10/04/new-functionality-in-the-windows-server-core-os-mp-version-6-0-6957-0.aspx   Kevin Holman has already written up on this MP at http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2011/09/30/opsmgr-new-base-os-mp-6-0-6956-0-adds-cluster-shared-volume-monitoring-bpa-and-many-changes.aspx but I wanted to throw in my 2 cents on this topic. There are two critical items which I see in this MP which I see as large steps forward: CSV Monitoring: I was at a client when a CSV ran out… Read more