Update Rollup 8.0.11030.0 for the Microsoft Monitoring Agent is now available

Update rollup version 8.0.11030.0 for Microsoft Monitoring Agent is now available. The article below describes the issues that are fixed and also contains installation instructions. For complete details please see the following: 3206063 – Update rollup 8.0.11030.0 for Microsoft Monitoring Agent (KB3206063) (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3206063) J.C. Hornbeck, Solution Asset PMMicrosoft Enterprise Cloud Group OpsMgr 2012 R2… 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

System Center Operations Manager – Extensible Network Monitoring

Until System Center 2012 Operations Manager R2, you could get only basic monitoring for your network devices, such as “Availability Monitoring” and “Port/Interface Monitoring”. To get Extended Monitoring for your network devices, you had to work with Microsoft to get your devices supported in Operations Manager. This extended monitoring capability was limited to only processor… Read more

Cumulative update releases for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

We recently published a new KB article that lists all of the cumulative updates that were released for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (OpsMgr 2012 R2). The updates are listed according to release date and include the associated build number. Also note the following: Cumulative update build numbers with a larger numeric value… Read more

Monitoring Service Manager with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, along with the Service Manager management packs, provides an excellent monitoring platform for Service Manager. Many important pieces that are vital to Service Manager health can be monitored, including: Checking SQL Server to be sure the Broker Service is enabled Checking the Service Manager Grooming History to be sure cleanup… 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

Guidance for customers using the Microsoft Operations Manager agent for on-premises end points

With the recent release of the new OMS Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) for Windows that allows multi-homing support, we’ve been getting a few questions about the approach and guidance that we have for customers using the regular Operations Manager agent for their on-premises end points. For example, take the case of the Operations Manager customer… Read more

Partner Solutions in System Center Operations Manager

Hello Customers At Microsoft we believe in helping customers get the best possible monitoring solutions. In addition to Microsoft-provided management packs and MP authoring solution, there is a substantial ecosystem of Microsoft partners providing various solutions such as management packs, MP authoring solutions and dashboards. In order to help you easily discover such solutions from our… Read more

How to generate a list of agents that are multi-homed via the Microsoft Operations Manager console

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need a list of all of the multi-homed agents in your Operations Manager environment, here’s a quick and easy way to do it. In this example, let’s say that I have agents that are reporting to a management group named test_scom and can get failover… 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 ( 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