OpsMgr Customer-Product team meet up at TechEd 2014

We would like to invite you to join us for a discussion on the future of System Center Operations Manager. This is an opportunity for you to meet the OpsMgr leadership team and influence the direction of the product. We will have dedicated tables which will be discussing various topics with members of the product… 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

PowerShell Script to Backup OpsMgr Overrides and Unsealed Management Packs

Attached is a PowerShell script that can be used to backup overrides and unsealed Management Packs from Operations Manager 2012, as well as OpsMgr 2007 R2. This script is an update to the PS script that my friend Boris Y had written a while ago. The updates include… Runs on Windows PowerShell (version 1 and 2)… Read more

OpsMgr 2012 Design Guide

The OpsMgr 2012 Design Guide consists of sections that step you through the design for your Operations Manager 2012 implementation. This guide will help you understand the building-block-level components in Operations Manager 2012 by presenting summaries of these roles. It will help you to ask the right questions to make sure your design meets your… Read more

Operations Manager 2012 Sizing Helper Tool

The OpsMgr 2012 Sizing Helper is an interactive document designed to assist you with planning & sizing deployments of System Center 2012 Operations Manager. It helps you plan the correct amount of infrastructure needed for a new OpsMgr 2012 deployment, removing the uncertainties in making IT hardware purchases and optimizes cost. A typical recommendation will… Read more

Setup and Upgrade in System Center Operations Manager 2012

For the Operations Manager 2012 release, we have made some big changes in the setup and upgrade areas to make the deployment experience more simple, intuitive, and easy to use. In this post, I’m going to go through some of the major changes in the deployment experiences to help you better prepare for OM 2012…. Read more

Topology changes in System Center 2012 Operations Manager (Overview)

OM Community, In this blog post, I will explain the changes made to the Operations Manager 2012 infrastructure topology.  The purpose of this post is not to do a deep technical explanation on how some of these new features work but more of an overview around the new changes and how they may affect you. … Read more

SCOM 2007 R2 and SP1 now supports SQL Server 2005 SP4

OM Community, System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 now supports SQL Server 2005 SP4.  Note: We will have the Supported Configuration and a KB article posted in the next few weeks to make this more official, but feel free to go ahead and install it.    For the most… Read more

Schedule Maintenance Mode Reskit Tool Info

  I have a quick update on the Schedule Maintenance Mode RESKIT Tool, also some information \ best practices. Best Practices: Do not go beyond 20 Jobs scheduled.  Anything over this will start to place too much load on your Root Management Server Do not schedule more then 20 items in one Job.  If you… Read more

The System Center Service Manager 2010 management pack

Our friends over on the System Center Service Manager team have spent a tremendous amount of time designing and building their management pack and now I’m very happy to say, it’s released!  Darko Vukovic is a Program Manager on the SM team and he’s posted a very useful accompanying set of best practices for getting started… Read more