SCOM & OpInsights Sessions at Ignite Conference in Chicago

We are excited to share that we will have 5 SCOM & OpInsights sessions led by the engineering team at Ignite Chicago. If you are attending the conference please join us at these sessions. We would be happy to answer any questions you have on our products before and after the presentation. If you have any questions… Read more

Join us at MMS 2013 to learn more about how Developers and Operations engineer can more effectively collaborate by using System Center 2012 SP1 and Visual Studio 2012 (#AM-B302)

You will see how System Center Operations Manager works tightly with Visual Studio to enable collaboration between development and operations teams. See how understanding and using the DevOps approach speeds problem resolution and deployment times through out an applications life cycle. The session is full of detailed demos that will help understand the integrations points… Read more

APM Agent Throttling settings and other APM Overrides in SC2012 Operations Manager

So, the APM Wizard is great. We put a lot of effort in simplifying the most common scenario for configuration, as described in earlier posts such as this one http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2011/07/30/operations-manager-and-application-monitoring.aspx ; anyhow, there are additional settings that are buried within overrides, in a few places. This post wants to bring some of these to your… Read more

APM Configured Endpoint Report

So… I was talking to my friend/colleague Eric in MSIT (Microsoft IT), who is one of our internal System Center power users, as you can imagine. MSIT manages thousands of line of business applications. As APM gets rolled out to web farms, or new servers are added to the monitoring system, how do you keep track… Read more

Global Service Monitor for System Center 2012: Observing application availability from an “outside in” perspective

Dear Users, With the CTP2 release of System Center 2012, we announced the immediate availability of the Customer Preview of a new System Center component called “Global Service Monitor”.  Global Service Monitor is an Azure-based service that extends SCOM 2012 capabilities into the cloud. It allows you to schedule synthetic transactions from geo-distributed locations to monitor… Read more

Event-to-Alert ratio, reviewing problems and understanding trends for APM data in OpsMgr 2012

I have been talking to a number of people, both online as well as in person (at MMS, TechED and in other occasions) and one of the recurring questions I get, as people plan for their deployment of System Center 2012 – Operations Manager and want to use the APM feature, is “how much more… Read more

New Application Management blogs

In case you haven’t noticed, our colleagues and long-time Application Management experts Shawn Gibbs and Chris Childers have started blogging: Chris  http://blogs.technet.com/b/chrischilders/ Shawn http://blogs.technet.com/b/shawngibbs/ Make sure you add them to your aggregator, as a lot of good information is coming from them in regards to Application Management and System Center…. Read more

All you need to know about APM “Transactions”

Across the IT industry, the term “transaction” is used in many different ways and with a variety of subtly-different meanings. In System Center 2012 – Operations Manager, the APM (“.NET application performance monitoring”) feature also uses the term “transaction” – and it does it in a very specific way, which might not be immediately intuitive… Read more

New Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Forum

We have created a new forum under the Operations Manager forum category on TechNet for Application Performance Monitoring (APM).  Please feel free to fire away questions to Microsoft, the MVPs, and the broader community, answer questions, and have some good discussions.  Here’s the link: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/scomapm/threads… Read more

Custom APM Rules for Granular Alerting

Michael wrote a post in August, about working with Alerts.  One of the key takeaways from that post, is that – for each application and for each application component – we have FOUR Alerting rules, that can be turned on or off from the APM Template. Quoting that post: Alerting Rules There is a rule… Read more