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

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

DNS and IIS MPs Updated for Nano Server Support

Hello Folks, We would like to let you know that we updated DNS and IIS preview management packs to support monitoring of those server roles running on Nano Server Technical Preview 4. We will soon be adding support for Technical Preview 5 also. The IIS MP also supports monitoring of W3C logging service. The MPs… Read more