Updated Management Packs

 Over the past few days we have made some updates to the Management Packs listed below.  The list of what was changed is shown below:  Windows Server DNS version: 7.1.10259.0 Fixed DNSMetrics2012R2Probe script can cause high CPU in MonitoringHost.exe Changed display string for DNS server groups to be consistent with DHCP server group name Added… Read more

MP Blog – VEEAM MP Update – v7 MP for System Center

Today VEEAM updated its Management Pack . The MP can be downloaded here : http://www.veeam.com/system-center-management-pack-vmware-hyperv.html Some highlights of the update: Hyper-V support! Including unique real-time performance dashboard Brand new dashboard widgets – heatmaps, traffic lights Capacity planning for hybrid cloud reports Visit the link above to learn more and check out VEEAM’s special offer…. Read more

Alerting on ASP.NET Exceptions thru the Windows Azure Management Pack

One of the most useful health-related services offered by ASP.NET is the Web Events feature. By modifying the Web.config file, you can use the health monitoring system to log unhandled exceptions, expired forms, authentication tickets, and any other data you want logged in your application. If you want to get more information about this, you… 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

Free Windows Server 2008 Dashboards for OpsMgr 2012 and TOOL to help create your own Customized Dashboards

In OpsMgr 2012, we provided users the ability to create customized dashboards using the OpsMgr 2012 console. The GTM.exe tool provided in this blog allows you to build off these dashboard investments, in particular we allow you to accomplish three specific tasks that you cannot do via the console. 1.       Turn IT Pro Console created dashboards into… Read more

Unix/Linux Monitoring and Java Authoring Posts links

In case you have missed those, Kristopher Bash, who works in the cross-platform team, has published a set of blog posts about the new cross-platforms templates and functionality in System Center 2012 – Operations Manager: http://operatingquadrant.com/2012/01/27/opsmgr-2012-unixlinux-authoring-templates-process-monitoring/ http://operatingquadrant.com/2012/01/30/opsmgr-2012-unixlinux-authoring-templates-shell-command/ http://operatingquadrant.com/2012/02/01/opsmgr-2012-unixlinux-authoring-templates-more-information-on-the-shell-command-templates/ Also, a second “heads up” about another blog: Christopher Crammond, developer who works on OpsMgr support of… 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

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

Authoring Console looking for Microsoft.SystemCenter.Library MP 6.1.7221.61 or later

From KB 2590414 You are prompted for the latest version of the Microsoft.SystemCenter.Library management pack when you try to edit a new management pack in Operations Manager 2007 R2When you try to edit a new management pack in the Authoring Console in Microsoft… When you try to edit a new management pack in the Authoring… Read more

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Admin ResKit Released!

I am pleased to announce the release of the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Administration Resource Kit. The System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Administration Resource Kit includes three tools designed to help improve the Operations Manager Administrator experience. Included: Schedule Maintenance Mode, Clean mom and MP Event Analyzer .   Feature Summary The… Read more