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

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

Bug Fixes for Windows Server Operating System MP

Hello folks Since the release of version 6.0.7303.0 of Windows Server Operating System MP, many of you have reported regression bugs in the management pack. We now fixed all those issues in the latest released version 6.0.7316.0: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=9296. The MP guide available in this link has details about the various bugs that were fixed. If you… Read more

Improvements to Microsoft Azure Management Pack

Hello folks We have an updated version of System Center Management Pack for Microsoft Azure (Technical Preview). Version 1.3.22.0 can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50013. It is upgradeable on top of the previous version 1.3.18.0. This version of the MP pulls in Azure Application Insights alerts for web tests,  and supports Azure China subscriptions. In addition, several bugs such as… Read more