Operations Management Suite Onboarding Troubleshooting Steps

[NOTE –  Operational Insights is now a part of Operations Management Suite. Learn more at microsoft.com/OMS ] This article provides a series of steps and different procedures and known troubleshooting hints for either Operations-Manager attach mode or for Direct Agent. Some sections apply to both, some only to one type of reporting infrastructure (SCOM or… Read more

Near Real-time Performance Data Collection in OMS

Do you want to easily troubleshoot performance issues in your environment? Wished you could collect Near-Real Time Performance Data from all your servers into one single place? We heard this ask from many of you, and now we are proud to announce the availability of the Near-Real Time (NRT) Performance Data Collection in OMS. With this… Read more

New Widgets and Dashboard.

Yesterday UR2 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager was released – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2929891 Included in this update are updated widgets that allow you to create richer dashboard visualizations within Operations Manager. The list of widgets now available are described here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/24133.operations-manager-dashboard-widgets.aspx To install these make sure you follow the KB update instructions to import the… Read more

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Admin ResKit Released!

I am pleased to announce the release of the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Administration Resource Kit. The System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Administration Resource Kit includes three tools designed to help improve the Operations Manager Administrator experience. Included: Schedule Maintenance Mode, Clean mom and MP Event Analyzer .   Feature Summary The… Read more

Why do I still get alerts after putting a computer in maintenance mode?

When a computer is put into maintenance mode, the database and the management server are updated immediately.  At that point, any server side responses including notification rules will not run.  The agent will be polling the MS on its polling interval (default = 5 min.) as usual looking for configuration updates.  Until the agent makes… Read more

Wish you knew what configuration change caused an issue? Or what changed on a server? (Now available in OpInsights)

[NOTE -  Operational Insights is now a part of Operations Management Suite. Learn more at microsoft.com/OMS ] Have you ever spent hours troubleshooting an operational issue only to realize that someone on your team changed a setting or a software update was made that caused the issue? Backed by popular demand we are proud to… Read more

Announcing: SC Advisor Connector for Operations Manager Preview

Today we have BIG NEWS for both Advisor and Operations Manager users! Our team is proud to announce the release of the System Center Advisor Connector for Operations Manager Preview ! This connector enables Advisor to be an attached service to your Operations Manager deployment. With the Advisor Connector, you can use your existing SCOM agents and management servers to receive Advisor… Read more

Announcing Linux & Docker Container management with OMS!

What’s the OMS Agent for Linux? The OMS Agent for Linux is the easiest way to collect Syslog events, Performance metrics, Container data, as well as Nagios and Zabbix alerts.  The agent is a light, open and modular agent built on proven open source components.  The core of the agent uses an existing open source… Read more

Notification Test Tool

The Notifications Test Tool is a simple tool you can use to test your notification channels and subscriptions.  This tool can be used to test email (SMTP), Instant Message (IM) or Text message (SMS) channels.  Also, you can use this to generate a test alert in OpsMgr to test subscriptions.    Install Instructions:   Download… Read more

MP Blog: Exchange 2013 Management Pack released

  We are excited to announce that the Exchange team has released the Exchange 2013 Management Pack. You can find the Management Pack here and the guide here. The guide walks through the details of deploying, configuring and using the Management Pack. In this blog, I am focusing on describing the benefits of the Management… Read more