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

Cumulative update releases for Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1

We recently published a new KB article that lists all of the cumulative updates that were released for Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1 (OpsMgr 2012 SP1). 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… 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

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

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

Windows & Linux Patching Survey

The Operations Management Suite product team wants to hear about your requirements and frustrations with managing Patching/Compliance for Windows & Linux servers. To provide feedback, please follow this link to the survey – https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8dHPQipAM9hmdgh Thank you…. 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

Technical Preview : Management Packs for Windows Server 2016 Server Roles have been updated

Just a quick note to let you know that we updated System Center Operations Manager Management Packs for Windows Server 2016 roles. The table in this blog summarizes the updates made to each of the management packs. If you already installed the August 2015 version of management packs for the same role, please uninstall it… Read more