DHCP 2016 and 2012 R2 Management Pack release

We are listening to customers’ requests on User Voice. The issues reported on DHCP MP have been rectified and we have released a new version of the MP. You can download the Microsoft System Center Management Pack for Windows Server DHCP 2016 here and DHCP 2012 R2 MP here. The MP has below fixes DHCP… Read more

Looking for Operations Manager customers to take a short survey

As System Center gets ready for frequent and continuous releases, – see announcement​ here. We the System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) product team would love to hear your inputs on this change. And we would also like to hear from you on other improvements that we should focus on. Please respond to the survey @https://aka.ms/scomsurvey. Your… Read more

Work around for installing SC 2016 OM console and SC 2016 SM console on the same server

Following is the work around for installing SC 2016 OM console and SC 2016 SM console on the same server: Install SC 2016 OM console and then install SC 2016 SM console on the same server Add system environment variable DEVPATH which contains folder path of the Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Core.dll with the value “C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center… Read more

Inbox MP hotfix for WMI health monitor

In SCOM 2016, when the support for Nano was introduced, a regression caused issue in functioning of the WMI health monitor. This issue was hit only when WinRM was configured to use https only The Service Principal Name was registered to set http/servername to a user account The issue has been fixed, the protocol used… Read more

Service Map management pack in public preview

Have you ever tried to use Distributed Applications in Operations Manager, but got frustrated with the manual process of creating the diagrams? They can be difficult to create and harder to maintain in modern, dynamic systems. Wouldn’t it be great if those diagrams could be built and maintained for you automatically? With the public preview… Read more

Update on APM fix for agent crashing issue shipped in UR3

Overview of the .NET 2.0 fix that was shipped in UR3 We have been investigating this issue actively and this fix has not solved the issue completely. We are actively working to resolve the issue and release a hotfix soon. Workarounds: SCOM 2016 Agent can be replaced with SCOM 2012 R2 Agent, it’s forward-compatible with… Read more

APM fix for agent crashing issue shipped in UR3 is not completely resolved

The Application Performance Monitoring (APM) feature in System Center 2016 Operations Manager Agent causes a crash for the IIS Application Pool that’s running under the .NET Framework 2.0 runtime. A fix for this issue was made in UR3, however the fix does not seem to solve the issue completely. We are investigating this issue and… Read more

Unlocking the full potential of System Center Operations Manager: introducing the free Squared Up Community Edition license

This is a special guest blog from Squared Up Since founding Squared Up in 2011, we’ve been on a mission to transform the way enterprises interact with their monitoring data and, in doing so, have enabled hundreds of clients worldwide to unlock the full potential of System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).  “Together with SCOM, Squared… Read more

APM feature in SCOM 2016 Agent may cause a crash for the IIS Application Pool running under .NET 2.0 runtime

Summary APM feature in SCOM 2016 Agent may cause a crash for the IIS Application Pool running under .NET 2.0 runtime. Cause Several callbacks within APM code of SCOM 2016 Agent utilize memory allocation that’s incompatible with .NET 2.0 runtime and may cause an issue if this memory is later accessed in a certain way…. Read more

Need help tracking KPIs? Need a Scorecard to show your Boss?

We are starting development on a Scorecard\KPI tracking service which will enable you to set thresholds, organize, visualize and share KPIs to constantly improve the quality of your service. Are you interested in participating in our Alpha? Join here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AzureScorecard Satya Vel  … Read more