Help Us Help You! (Operational Data Reporting)

Some of you reading this post might think that Operations Manager 2007 is great, but not quite perfect, so you might want to provide some feedback. The Operational Data Reporting Management Pack is an easy and automated way to provide feedback regarding your Operations Manager experience, in particular regarding how Management Packs behave in your… Read more

Exchange 2007 Management Packs do not automatically monitor Exchange servers

By default, the Microsoft Exchange 2007 Management Packs for Operations Manager 2007 will not automatically start monitoring of any Exchange 2007 Servers even if you have imported the Management Pack. This means that the servers won’t automatically show up in the Exchange views in the monitoring section of the console. This behaviort enables you to start monitoring… Read more

Management Pack Authoring Survey

The Operations Manager product group is looking for feedback on how you author custom Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager 2007, as well as areas where we can improve. Please take this survey to help guide future authoring investments. The survey is anonymous and should take about 10 minutes to fill out. We appreciate… Read more

Failover Clustering MP updated

An update to the Windows Failover Clustering Management Pack has been released.   Some of the updates in this release are ·         Support for discovery and monitoring of Windows Server 2008 R2 clusters and functionality such as Cluster Shared Volumes ·         MP scalability improvements (the MP supports monitoring of 300 resource groups per cluster) ·        … Read more

Updates to the Exchange Management Packs for Operations Manager 2007 now available

Updates to the Exchange Management Packs for Operations Manager 2007 are now available on the Management Pack Catalog.   The Exchange 2003 MP update includes an improvement to topology discovery that removes the requirement to have an agent on all Exchange servers in the organization in order to see the Exchange topology view. There were… Read more

Updated Cluster Management pack is now released

An updated cluster Management Pack is now released.  It fixes problems with resource utilization on cluster with a large number of clustered resources or resource groups as previously noted. Note that the MP Guide mentions a Windows QFE which is not yet released. This is not a requirement for the MP, however the main side effect is… Read more

Two issues with the recently released cluster Management Pack

There are two issues with the recently released cluster Management Pack that you should be aware of. One of the Windows Clustering hotfixes required as a prerequisite for the Management Pack has been removed from the download site because it introduced problems for customers managing clusters with System Center Virtual Machine Manager. The hotfix is… Read more

Beta of native Exchange 2007 Management Pack available

A beta of the native Exchange 2007 Management Pack is now available. To request access to the Management Pack, send a mail to mpcc@microsoft.com.The Management Pack is currently scheduled to release during Q2 of this year. We appreciate your feedback. The following features are new or updated in this release of the Exchange Server 2007… Read more

Creating Exchange 2007 Reports using the Service Level Dashboard Solution Accelerator and the Exchange 2007 Management Pack

It is possible to create custom reports for Exchange 2007 using the Service Level Dashboard Solution Accelerator and the Exchange 2007 Management Pack. These enable you to report on Exchange availability and health against a target SLA that you define. The attached document walks through how this can be accomplished. The attached document covers two… Read more