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….

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Topology changes in System Center 2012 Operations Manager (Overview)

OM Community, In this blog post, I will explain the changes made to the Operations Manager 2012 infrastructure topology.  The purpose of this post is not to do a deep technical explanation on how some of these new features work but more of an overview around the new changes and how they may affect you. …

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SCOM 2007 R2 and SP1 now supports SQL Server 2005 SP4

OM Community, System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 now supports SQL Server 2005 SP4.  Note: We will have the Supported Configuration and a KB article posted in the next few weeks to make this more official, but feel free to go ahead and install it.    For the most…

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Schedule Maintenance Mode Reskit Tool Info

  I have a quick update on the Schedule Maintenance Mode RESKIT Tool, also some information \ best practices. Best Practices: Do not go beyond 20 Jobs scheduled.  Anything over this will start to place too much load on your Root Management Server Do not schedule more then 20 items in one Job.  If you…

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System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 now supports SQL Server 2008 SP2

Quick heads up! The Supported Configurations Statement for OM2007R2 has been updated to support SQL Server 2008 SP2.  We now support the following roles on SQL Server SP2: Operations Manager database Data Warehouse database Audit Collections database Reporting* *Note: When using SQL 2008 Service Pack 2, reports will only run correctly from the Operations Console….

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Understanding Monitors in OpsMgr 2007 - Part II Aggregate Monitors

Our very own Steve Rachui recently started a new series of posts based on his highly touted MMS 2009 presentation so if you were unlucky enough to have missed it the first time around here’s your chance to get caught up.  Last week I posted a link to Part I – Unit Monitors, and this…

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Understanding Monitors in OpsMgr 2007 Part I – Unit Monitors

Our very own Steve Rachiu recently started a new series of posts based on his highly touted MMS 2009 presentation so if you were unlucky enough to have missed it the first time around here’s your chance to get caught up. Part 1 starts out with a basic discussion of Unit Monitors and how they…

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Operations Manager 2007 R2 - Sizing Helper now available

The OpsMgr 2007 R2 Sizing Helper is an interactive document designed to assist you with planning & sizing deployments of Operations Manager 2007 R2. It helps you plan the correct amount of infrastructure needed for a new OpsMgr R2 deployment, removing the uncertainties in making IT hardware purchases and optimizes cost. A typical recommendation will…

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