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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Downloadable Operations Manager 2007 Reporting Samples

Just in case you missed their post last week, The System Center Operations Manager team blog posted a bunch of reporting samples you could use with OpsMgr 2007, including: – "Customer X needs to produce a report that shows the processor, memory, logical disk performance for his 100 servers and needs to see the average…

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Now available for download: Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

This management pack monitors the health state of the components in your FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint environment that affect performance and availability. When there is an issue that may cause service or performance degradation, System Center Operations Manager 2007 uses the management pack to detect the issue, alert you to its existence, facilitate…

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Service Level Dashboard 2.0 Installation Considerations and Guidance, Part 2

In part 1 of this two-part series, I covered some of the more eluding points that are not addressed in the SLD guide, like where to host the SLD components, and accounts required for installation and configuration. This is the second installment of the series, where I document my installation experience with plenty of screenshots. …

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Service Level Dashboard 2.0 Installation Considerations and Guidance, Part 1

I’ve had some questions around installing and configuring Service Level Dashboard 2.0 recently, and decided to supplement our official documentation with a more visual step by step article. Before diving into the installation steps, I think it’s imperative to cover some of the more vague points that are not addressed in the guide, like where…

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New OpsMgr Hotfix: Operations Manager 2007 R2 does not display new properties in some views after you import a management pack

This hotfix for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 resolves the following issue: You import a new management pack that contains new properties for certain views on a computer that is running System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2. After you do this, you may receive the following error message: An object of type Variable with…

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The Windows Server Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 has been updated and released

Just an FYI that we recently updated the Windows Server Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 and the new version is now available for download. Changes in This Update The March 2010 release (version 6.0.6794.0) of the Windows Server Operating System Management Pack includes the following change: · Updated the script used in…

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Now available for download: The Operations Manager 2007 R2 Sizing Helper

The Operations Manager 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…

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