Version agnostic Management Packs

We have started releasing version agnostic management packs for our customers. In the past we used to release a new management pack when new version of Windows and Windows features will be available for monitoring. Customer will have to  install and manage different management packs for monitoring their workloads. Going forward the same management pack… Read more

Alerts in SCOM from Azure Application Insights with Azure Management Pack

To bring Alerts/Performance data from Azure to SCOM, Azure Management pack can be used. Azure Management Pack guide talks in detail about the Azure Management Pack capabilities. Please refer that more details. This blog will talk about how we can see the Alerts for Application Insights Availability Tests in SCOM console. Let’s start.   Install… Read more

How to revert to a previous version of a Microsoft Operations Manager Management Pack

~ Chandra Bose | Senior Software Engineer There are times when you may want to revert back to older version of a Management Pack (MP) for a given workload. Currently, the Operations Manager UI allows you to delete and re-import Management Packs from the “Installed Management Packs” screen, however there can be issues when there… Read more

Support Tip: Some Microsoft Operations Manager Management Packs Require Proxy Configuration

Hi everyone, my name is Mihai Sarbulescu and today I wanted to share a quick support tip with you. Please be aware that some Management Packs for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager have workflows that need to connect to the Internet in order to perform various actions. The Office 365 Management Pack is a good… Read more

Bug Fixes for Windows Server Operating System MP

Hello folks Since the release of version 6.0.7303.0 of Windows Server Operating System MP, many of you have reported regression bugs in the management pack. We now fixed all those issues in the latest released version 6.0.7316.0: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=9296. The MP guide available in this link has details about the various bugs that were fixed. If you… Read more

Improvements to Microsoft Azure Management Pack

Hello folks We have an updated version of System Center Management Pack for Microsoft Azure (Technical Preview). Version 1.3.22.0 can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50013. It is upgradeable on top of the previous version 1.3.18.0. This version of the MP pulls in Azure Application Insights alerts for web tests,  and supports Azure China subscriptions. In addition, several bugs such as… Read more

Updates to Microsoft Azure Management Pack

Hello Folks Just wanted to let you know that we released an updated version of System Center Management Pack for Microsoft Azure (Technical Preview). The latest version (1.3.18.0) can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50013. This version includes added support for all virtual machine types, several bug fixes, improved error logging and updates to knowledge base articles. Please… Read more

System Center Management Pack for Windows 10 Client Operating System

Hello Folks, Just wanted to let you know that we released a new management pack for Windows 10 client operating system. The MP can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51189. The monitoring scope of the MP is similar to that of Windows 8 & 8.1 client operating system MP. Key features include processor and disk performance indicators, memory… Read more

New script to automatically remove a management pack with dependencies in Microsoft Operations Manager

When attempting to delete a management pack from a management group in Operations Manager, it can become very time consuming to recursively track down and delete all of the dependent management packs before deleting the originally intended management pack. Fortunately we have a new script that you can use in a situation like this to… Read more

Update to Windows Server Management Packs

Hello folks, Just wanted to let you know that we made a bug fix to Windows Server management packs. Windows Server Cluster Disks Monitoring MP  had an issue with Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) state monitor alerting. When the monitor switches CSV state to critical (for example, for CSVs in maintenance mode), it will generate an appropriate alert in SCOM… Read more