Parameter Replacement in Web Applications

We got an article out for a new feature in Operations Manager 2007 R2 CU3 that allows you to pick up a piece of information from the body of one request and then use it to replace a parameter in other requests in a web application.  This is a very significant feature since there were…

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Azure Management Pack

We have a new version of the Azure Management Pack guide available with the MP.  I typically don’t post about management pack guides here because they focus on how you use an existing MP, while we focus here on building new ones.  The Azure management pack is a little different though because it provides us…

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Undiscovering with Multiple Discoveries

I am going to include this issue in a video in the Discovery series I’ve been putting out (Script Discoveries is in the works right now), and we’ll probably get some more detail on this in the Authoring Guide.  I wanted to write up a quick blog entry to get the information out there quick…

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Discovery Series – Parts 2 and 3

The Operations Manager R2 Discovery Series continues with videos on Registry Discovery and WMI Discovery.  Each video goes through the details of of the type of discovery and walks through building one for a sample application.  Next up will be script discoveries which are considerably more complex.  We’ll cover how to write a discovery script,…

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How Discovery Works

Our first video in the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Discovery series, titled How Discovery Works, is now live.  The title is pretty much self-explanatory with the video covering the high level concepts of discoveries and the basic mechanics of how they work.  The next videos on Registry Discoveries and WMI Discoveries will be coming out…

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Taking the mystery out of SCOM 2007 Discoveries

Some of the most common questions we get in the Operations Manager 2007 authoring world are about discovery.  Given the different kinds of discoveries available, the specific requirements you need to adhere to in configuring the discovery data, and the fact that the discovery process spans the agent to the management server to the database,…

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Linked Reports

Linked reports allow you to create a customized report in a management pack with minimal effort.  We now have two new resources available describing linked reports.  First a new video describing the basics of how linked reports work and walkthroughs of creating two of them.  We also have a sample management pack available for download…

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Complete MP Authoring Guide Available for Download

The complete version of the Management Pack Authoring Guide is now available for download in Word as part of the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Documentation.  This one is an update from the pervious version that was missing a couple of the completed sections that are now available.  I personally prefer to get my…

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Target Video Now Available

We have new video available on the System Center Tech Center.  This one covers the basic concept of how to select a target for a monitor or rule and provides a couple of strategies for creating a new target if you don’t already have a suitable one.  This is a more basic topic than the…

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Management Pack Authoring Guide Complete!

The final section of the Management Pack Authoring Guide just went live!  New Sections This last section is called Presentation and covers Views and Linked Reports.  Views were something that most people had under control since the Operations Console provides a complete interface for creating and modifying.  Still, we wanted to provide some information on…

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