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

Operations Manager 2007 SDK Documentation Updates

The Operations Manager 2007 SDK documentation is available on MSDN at, and it is now also available on the Microsoft Download Center at   Recent updates have been made to class descriptions, the architecture overview topic, and a terms list (glossary) was also added. The biggest change in this documentation update is the… Read more

Looking for Connector Information?

We got a query through the blog email about how to get started writing connectors and I’ve heard of a few other requests for this type of information. For starters, take a look at this MSDN topic on creating connectors: You can also find a good quick start for connectors document over at Jakub’s blog,… Read more

Marius Sutara – Notes, troubleshooting, development and comments related to System Center Operations Manager

Check out Marius’ blog on System Center Operations Manager 2007 Sample: Parameter replacements (part 1)   Management packs contain definitions of rules, monitors or composite module types where those monitoring objects need to be configured. In the configuration of the module type, in addition to providing constant values, you can also provide variable context parameter…. Read more

Boris Yanushpolsky’s OpsMgr Toolbelt Boris has been authoring some really good utilities like Override Explorer, Proxy Enable (bulk computers), and Override Creator.  If you are an OpsMgr Admin, you need to check back at his site often. My name is Boris Yanushpolsky and I am Program Manager in the Enterprise Management division. I started at Microsoft exactly a… Read more

Monitoring at Microsoft with Operations Manager

Have you ever wondered how Microsoft monitors its internal server infrastructure? For instance, what products are we using, how are using them and what challenges have we faced when scaling these products in our environment? Hopefully we can shed some light on these topics and in the process provide you with some information that can… Read more

MSDN Magazine MOM Article

MSDN Magazine has a great article on how to write a manageable application and then montoring it with MOM, entitled Instrument and Monitor Your ASP.NET Apps Using WMI and MOM 2005. This really gets to much of the core of DSI which starts wtih designing applications with management in mind and then developing a feedback mechanism… Read more