Custom APM Rules for Granular Alerting

Michael wrote a post in August, about working with Alerts.  One of the key takeaways from that post, is that – for each application and for each application component – we have FOUR Alerting rules, that can be turned on or off from the APM Template. Quoting that post: Alerting Rules There is a rule…

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TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Operations Manager 2012: Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring

Looking to get some hands-on lab work on how to do infrastructure and application performance monitoring with System Center 2012 – Operations Manager?  If so then this one’s for you: ===== Deploying the infrastructure for a private cloud is just the first step. Once it’s in place, IT administrators have to monitor those resources to…

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APM object model

It has been a while since we posted some new information about APM in OpsMgr 2012. Michael wrote a post in August, about working with Alerts, which was following up on a couple of previous ones about how to get things running, how APM works, and how to simulate errors for testing. Also Sergey has…

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Introducing Operations Manager 2012 Dashboards

As you’ve likely seen or heard, System Center Operations Manager 2012 contains significant enhancements in the ability to display data through the use of its new dashboard technologies.  This post is the first in a series of dashboard-related posts introducing these new abilities. Why did we decide to invest in Dashboards?  We heard that customers…

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What Gets Monitored with System Center Operations Manager 2012 Network Monitoring

There are many questions on which components of network devices are monitored for System Center network monitoring.  This post will hopefully clear up some of those questions as the post will cover what gets monitored and the conditions where the monitoring will apply.  What components of the network device are monitored depends on three things: What…

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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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Application Monitoring Architecture in OpsMgr 2012 Beta

For those who already know me, it has been a couple of weeks since I relocated to the Seattle area and started working as a Program Manager on the Operations Manager Application Monitoring team and this is my first post on this blog. For those who don’t know me, I am a new Program Manager…

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SCOM 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 5 has Released to the Web

The OpsMgr team is very happy to announce the release of Cumulative Update 5 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2.  Cumulative Update 5 for Operations Manager 2007 R2 resolves the following issues: Restart of non-Operations Manager services when the agent is updated. Updated ACS reports. TCP Port Probe incorrectly reports negative ping latency. MissingEvent Manual Reset…

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Monitoring Office 365 using Operations Manager

Dear OpsMgr Users, Highly anticipated Office 365 has been released. This blog explains how you can use Operations Manager to seamlessly integrate monitoring of the Office 365 functionality into your enterprise management. Please note that in order to enable the monitoring as described below you need to have Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2007…

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TechNet Wiki: Monitoring GPO changes using SCOM 2007 and PowerShell

Here’s another great article I found while I was checking out what was new over on the TechNet Wiki this morning. This one was written by Jan Varšavský and shows you how to monitor GPO changes using OpsMgr 2007 and PowerShell: Monitoring GPO changes is quite complex discipline and for covering all aspects is available…

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