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

Deprecating SHA1 Certificates in System Center Operations Manager for UNIX/Linux Monitoring

  The communication between System Center Operations Manager Management Server and the UNIX/Linux agents are secured with TLS/SSL. UNIX and Linux agents employ Server Authentication certificates (i.e. “agent certificates”) for the TLS/SSL channel and these certificates are signed by an Operations Manager Management Server’s “signing certificate.” As of System Center 2016 RTM, both agent certificates… Read more

Windows Server 2016 Operating System Management Pack

We want to let you know that we are releasing an updated version of “Microsoft System Center 2016 Management Pack for Windows Server Operating System“. Some of the changes in this new MP are New object types have been added for Nano to help users differentiate and manage them accurately New monitor is added to… Read more

Office 365 Management Pack update

We are releasing an updated version of Microsoft System Center Management Pack for Office 365. The new Management Pack(MP) has upgrades to subscription authorization method, the application to monitor can now be either automatic for which Microsoft Office 365 Global Administrator credentials are required or manual for which Azure application creation is necessary. New message… Read more

Essential documentation and resources for Microsoft System Center 2016 Operations Manager

We’ve seen a tremendous amount of interest in System Center 2016 Operations Manager so I thought I’d take a minute and share a few resources that should help you get started on the right track. This isn’t a comprehensive list but they’re some of the resources that I’ve found most helpful. Whether you’re just starting… Read more

System Center Operations Manager Assessment on Operations Management Suite – Public Preview!

Are you worried about the health of your Operations Manager environment? Looking for a tool that can help keep Operations Manager up-to-date and run efficiently? We present you the System Center Operations Manager Assessment solution that assesses the risk and health of your System Center Operations Manager Server environments. This solution is available to all… Read more

Create new management packs with the Visual Studio Authoring Extension

The Visual Studio Authoring Extension now allows you to create management packs for System Center 2016 Operations Manager. When creating a new management pack project in Visual Studio, you can now select the “Operations Manager 2016 Management Pack ” template. This template uses the same schema as System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (2.0 schema), but… Read more

Open Survey – Tell us about your latest and greatest IT monitoring/ analytics asks

We at Microsoft are committed towards understanding and solving the problems of our customers. Your response to this survey will aid us in that endeavor. With your inputs we will be able to make the required improvements to Microsoft’s IT Operations Management solutions (such as SCOM, OMS, etc.), this will help us serve you better…. Read more