Operations Manager news from Ignite 2015

Last week was the Ignite conference in Chicago, and it was a blast! There was also a lot that happened, so to help you catch up with the key Operations Manager related news from Ignite I’ve pulled together the following summary. Platform Vision & Strategy (6 of 7): What’s New in System Center for Management https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2459… Read more

Collecting text log files to Azure Operational Insights using System Center Operations Manager

[NOTE -  Operational Insights is now a part of Operations Management Suite. Learn more at microsoft.com/OMS ] Disclaimer – the information presented in this post is something you can do today to collect text log files into Operational Insights using System Center Operations Manager. Anyhow, this does not represent ‘full’ nor ‘final’ support for collecting… Read more

Have a say on the future of System Center

The System Center leadership team is looking to hear from you on the challenges you face with your Management tools and where you would like to see us invest going forward. We put together a short survey to gather your feedback and an option to join a discussion panel around this topic. We are counting… Read more

Anatomy of an Event Collection Rule for Azure Operational Insights (Advanced targeting when using OpsMgr attach)

[NOTE -  Operational Insights is now a part of Operations Management Suite. Learn more at microsoft.com/OMS ] [Edited February 21st 2015– with support for Security Events]   So we have heard loud and clear that you want more granular targeting options for Log Management – both to control which machines collect which logs, as well… Read more

MP Blog – Listen and respond….

A wise man once said your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning and he was not wrong. The ability for any company to listen to feedback and more importantly respond appropriately is key to on-going improvement. Back in January Silect released the v1 of MP Author. This *free* tool allows all users… Read more

Join us at MMS2013 to see how you can leverage and extend the OpsMgr 2012 Dashboarding capabilities? #IM-B401

Most of you have seen the out-of-the-box dashboards we provided in OpsMgr 2012. We now want to share with you our extensibility story for dashboards and show you how you can build custom dashboards within minutes. Eugene our UI Dev Lead and I (UI Program Manager) will present this brand new session(IM-B401 Utilizing and Developing… Read more

How to get Knowledge Editing to work in Operations Manager 2012 with Office 2010

If you have tried editing knowledge in OpsMgr 2012 with Office 2010 you are likely to have run into this error “Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word” or as shown in the image below. Working with our support team (Mitch L, Stephen R) we have a temporary work around which works on both x64… Read more

Using the Web Application Availability Monitoring to monitor Web Applications health

Dear Users, This blog explains how to get the most of Web Application Availability Monitoring in SCOM 2012. This Monitoring allows you to observe the health of web application end points using your watcher nodes. End points which you can monitor could be URLs of a website, or methods of a web service. The web… Read more

KB: Regular expression support in System Center Operations Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one discusses regular expression support in System Center Operations Manager. ===== Summary The authoring of management packs may need to include regular expression matching in discoveries and groups, as well as for pattern matching in expression criteria in monitors and rules. There are two… Read more

Migrating Operations Manager 2007 R2 Network Monitoring

Operations Manager 2012 network monitoring functions differently than it did in Operations Manager 2007.  Monitoring for existing instances of network devices is backwards compatible, but no new devices can be added using the existing monitoring. These changes made will require changes to Management Packs that were using SNMP based workflows.  There are three big changes… Read more