Walkthrough: Managing RHEL on Azure with OMS

Recently we announced the public availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) server images in a majority of Microsoft Azure regions. With the capability to deploy a Red Hat supported Virtual Machine in Azure, you may have the question “What else can I do with my Azure Red Hat VM?”. Luckily Azure has a rich marketplace… 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

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

OpsMgr 2007 R2 now supports SQL 2008 R2 SP1

OM Community, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 now supports SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1. Note: We will have the Supported Configuration posted in the next few weeks to make this more official, but feel free to go ahead and install it. Thanks! Nishtha Soni | Program Manager… 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

AEM ADMX File for OpsMgr 2007 R2

Given that there have been requests to support an ADMX format group policy file for Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM) I generated an unofficial one that the community can use for now. The ADMX file provided here has gone through very limited testing so please feel free to file any bugs in the comments section below…. Read more

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 now supports SQL Server 2008 SP2

Quick heads up! The Supported Configurations Statement for OM2007R2 has been updated to support SQL Server 2008 SP2.  We now support the following roles on SQL Server SP2: Operations Manager database Data Warehouse database Audit Collections database Reporting* *Note: When using SQL 2008 Service Pack 2, reports will only run correctly from the Operations Console…. Read more