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 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

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

KB: Deleting a Favorite in Advisor produces an error in the Event Log

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one describes an event you may see when deleting a Favorite in AVIcode or System Center 2012 Operations Manager. ===== Summary After deleting a Favorite Report from AVIcode Advisor in AVIcode 5.7 or Application Advisor from System Center 2012 Operations Manager, you may see… 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

KB: Windows NT services monitored by AVIcode may fail to start automatically

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one talks about an easy fix for an issue you may run into where a Windows NT service fails to start automatically if monitored by AVICode. ===== Symptoms Some Windows NT services may fail to start automatically on computer startup if they are monitored… Read more

KB: Arithmetic Overflow Occurred error is generated in the AVIcode Intercept Log

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about troubleshooting an issue where you get an Arithmetic overflow error converting IDENTITY to data type int error in the Intercept Log on a server hosting an AVIcode SEViewer instance: ===== Symptoms You receive a message in the Intercept Log on a server… Read more

Timestamps in AVIcode 5.7 SE-Viewer do not reflect DST change

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today on the AVIcode 5.7 SE-Viewer. This one talks about an issue where the time displayed in the SE-Viewer does not reflect the current time after Daylight Saving Time (DST) has been applied: ===== Symptoms Times displayed in the SE-Viewer from AVIcode 5.7 do not reflect the… 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