Operations Manager 2012 Integration Pack Overview for Orchestrator 2012

For those that may not be aware, System Center 2012 Orchestrator is a workflow automation tool that allows integration between heterogeneous environments.  As an example, many organizations have multiple monitoring tools and need to transfer data (such as alerts) between them.  Orchestrator, with the use of Integration Packs, provides the ability to facilitate this integration….

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Rules and Monitors in OpsMgr 2007

One of the topics that is difficult for many new OpsMgr admins or MP authors to wrap their heads around is the difference between rules and monitors in Operations Manager 2007.   In addition, there often seems to be confusion about which to use in certain situations. First let’s start with the fundamental difference between a…

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ACS Forwarders and High Availability – Part 3

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the scenario where we have only deployed one ACS Collector along with one ACS Database.  No additional steps were taken to insure that the ACS Forwarder was able to continue to forward Security events in the event that the ACS Collector becomes unavailable.  I would highly recommend…

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ACS Forwarders and High Availability – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the scenario where we have only deployed one ACS Collector along with one ACS Database.  No additional steps were taken to insure that the ACS Forwarder was able to continue to forward Security events in the event that the ACS Collector becomes unavailable.  I would highly recommend…

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ACS Forwarders and High Availability – Part 1

If your organization has implemented Audit Collection Services (ACS) then you will already know that there is a “one to one” relationship between an ACS Collector and an ACS Database.  If your organization has requirements for High Availability or you are forced to maintain strict auditing of Security events then you may be asking the…

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