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

Improved UI responsiveness for System Center 2016 Operations Manager

Performance improvements have been made to State views and Diagram views in the System Center 2016 Operations Manager console to increase responsiveness. You will now see the following improvements: State view is optimized to load efficiently Diagram view is optimized to load efficiently These improvements will be more visible in an environment where the load… Read more

HTML based Web Console

We have received feedback from customers like you to have an HTML-based web console and not Silverlight-based. We are happy to announce that we have transitioned to an HTML-based web console, with the exception of the dashboards views. Dashboard views today are still Silverlight-based, but we will continue our investments to provide you HTML5-based dashboards… Read more

System Center 2016 Operations Manager – MP Updates and Recommendations (Management Pack Assessment)

System Center Operations Manager users may face the following common challenges during the lifecycle of a Management Pack (MP): Continually reviewing the ever-changing IT environments (dynamic) for new workloads or updates to old workloads to add or update the requisite MP Understanding which MPs were not installed or imported while setting up monitoring of a… Read more

System Center 2016 Operations Manager – Data Driven Alert Management (Tune Management Packs)

A critical problem that IT Professionals face today is separating critical alerts and non-essential alerts. They are flooded with alerts, many of which do not warrant concern, or should be the center of focus in one scenario or environment and inconsequential in another. Data Driven Alert Management, a new feature of System Center 2016 Operations… Read more

Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2016 Operations Manager is now available

Just a quick note to let you know that Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2016 Operations Manager (OpsMgr 2016 UR1) is now available. For all the details regarding UR1for OpsMgr 2016, please see the following: 3190029 – Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2016 Operations Manager (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3190029) J.C. Hornbeck, Solution Asset PMMicrosoft Enterprise Cloud… Read more

Microsoft System Center Reporting Manager 2006 End of Support

Microsoft System Center Reporting Manager 2006 has reached its end of support date as of October 11, 2016. System Center Reporting Manager 2006 was built as a Microsoft SQL Server-based data warehouse that integrated management data from Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005, asset information from Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003, and business context data to create customized queries and reports. No subsequent versions… 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

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