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

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

Update: Windows Server Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Windows Server Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9296 Overview The Windows Server Operating System management pack consists of the following five management packs: Microsoft Windows Server Library, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Discovery, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Monitoring, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, and Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. The Microsoft Windows Server management packs… Read more

SCOM 12 Sweepstakes Winners

Congratulations to our 2 SCOM 2012 Beta Survey Sweepstakes winners: Vedran Matica and Silvio Di Benedetto They each won an XBox 360 and Kinect! T hank-you to everyone that completed surveys, your feedback will help us deliver a better product for RTM and in the future!  … Read more

Virtualization Career Training

Virtualization Career TrainingOn Tuesday, October 4th Technical Evangelists Symon Perriman and Rick Claus are hosting an online conference on Virtualization Career Training with Microsoft Learning.  This half day virtual event (8am – 11am PST) will offer a Level 100 to 200 introduction for anyone who wants to learn more about Microsoft Virtualization and how it… Read more

New Module Documentation

In our documentation for authoring Operations Manager management packs, we regularly reference the Management Pack Development Kit, mainly the Module Type Reference that includes reference documentation for the modules that are included in the standard Operations Manager 2007 R2 libraries. Once you know how to build a custom discovery, monitor, or rule in a management… Read more