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

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

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

Still seeing large EventParameter tables after applying the latest Update Rollup for Microsoft Operations Manager? Here’s the fix.

Last year, an issue with Operations Manager DataWarehouse event grooming was discovered that was addressed in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Update Rollup 7 (OpsMgr 2012 R2 UR7). This was an issue where dependent tables were not being groomed: In a database, the grooming of certain MT$X$Y tables were missed because of the… Read more

Azure Automation jobs fail with “The quota for the monthly total job run time have been reached”

I know many of you have integrated Operations Manager and OMS and leverage Azure Automation workflows so I thought this might be of interest to you. When using Azure Automation, you may see jobs begin to fail with the following error message: The job has failed. The quota for the monthly total job run time… Read more