Steps to import AVIcode 5.7 templates after upgrading to System Center 2012 – Operations Manager

Here’s another good KB article we published today that shows you how to import AVIcode 5.7 templates after upgrading to the 2012 version of OpsMgr: ===== Symptoms After upgrading a System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 management group that was integrated with AVIcode 5.7 to System Center 2012 – Operations Manager, when trying to edit…

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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…

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Operations Manager 2012 Dashboards – The Alert Widget

In a previous post, my co-worker Chris showed off our new Performance Widget and detailed how to configure it. Continuing with our series of post on Dashboards and Widgets in System Center Operations Manager 2012, today I plan on focusing on configuring the new Alert Widget. (Like the last performance widget post, this post assumes that you…

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Deploying System Center Operations Manager 2007 agents using the Install-Agent cmdlet fails with error 80070520

Here’s another good KB article we published today.  If you’re seeing error 0x80070520 when trying to deploy the OpsMgr agent then this one is for you: ===== Summary Deploying agents from the Operations Manager Shell using the Install-Agent cmdlet results in error 0x80070520 (ERROR_NO_SUCH_LOGON_SESSION), with the description “A specified logon session does not exist. It…

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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

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Updated – System Center Monitoring Pack for Active Directory (AD)

Overview The Monitoring Pack for Active Directory (AD) provides both proactive and reactive monitoring of your Active Directory deployment. It monitors events that various Active Directory components and subsystems place in the Application, System, and Service event logs. It also monitors the overall health of the Active Directory system and provides alerts for critical performance…

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Operations Manager 2012 Dashboards – The Performance Widget

In a previous post my friend and co-worker Dale introduced the new Dashboard capability in System Center Operations Manager 2012. He showed a screenshot of a dashboard containing a Performance Widget, but now I want to show you how to configure your own Performance Widget. First however, I have some great news for you. The…

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New functionality in the Windows Server Core OS MP version 6.0.6957.0 by Cameron Fuller (MVP)

http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2011/10/04/new-functionality-in-the-windows-server-core-os-mp-version-6-0-6957-0.aspx   Kevin Holman has already written up on this MP at http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2011/09/30/opsmgr-new-base-os-mp-6-0-6956-0-adds-cluster-shared-volume-monitoring-bpa-and-many-changes.aspx but I wanted to throw in my 2 cents on this topic. There are two critical items which I see in this MP which I see as large steps forward: CSV Monitoring: I was at a client when a CSV ran out…

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How to remove old product connectors from System Center Operations Manager 2007

Just a quick heads up on a new KB article we published today: ===== Symptoms Removing an old product connector from System Center Operations Manager 2007 (OpsMgr 2007) may be necessary if the product connector is no longer used in the environment. There is no Delete option in admin console UI for product connectors so…

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A System Center Operations Manager 2007 management server repeatedly logs 21042 events for agents on clustered servers

Just a quick heads up on a new KB article we published today: ===== Symptoms A System Center Operations Manager 2007 (OpsMgr 2007) management server repeatedly logs events that are similar to the following: Event Type: Information Event Source: OpsMgr Connector Event Category: None Event ID: 21042 Date: Time: User: N/A Computer: SERVERNAME Description: Operations…

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