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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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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How are OpsMgr 2012 Dashboards different from Reports?

While reports are a good way to get data specific for a certain time period, customers like you wanted a way a rich way to visualize data which you could then project and share with your organization. In OpsMgr 2012, we introduced the concept of Dashboards. Dashboards are familiar concept to our enterprise customers as…

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Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate is available

Check out the Server and Cloud Platform Blog post by David Mills! See http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2011/11/10/system-center-operations-manager-2012-release-candidate-from-the-datacenter-to-the-cloud.aspx.  Download it now!!

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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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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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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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