Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack & Usage (Part 2)

In the previous post we talked about how you can verify if Usage and Metring is working In this blog post it’s time to see what could go wrong during installation / configuration of Usage & Metering The following are potential issues you might run into: SPF cannot connect to OM DW. WAP Usage is… Read more

IaaS Usage and Service Reporting using System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack

Following up Brad Anderson & Srikanth’s blog posts here & here, I would like to create a list of blog posts that describe how to deploy usage metering & reporting in System Center 2012 R2 & Windows Azure Pack for IaaS. Some would ask why should I care about usage & service reporting for IaaS?… Read more

How to create a Service Manager Dashboard with SharePoint PerformancePoint – Part 2

In the previous blog post we discuss the background behind Reporting and how Service Manager can makes use of this.   To recap this is a tutorial of three blog posts: Blog Post 1: Discuss the background behind Reporting and how Service Manager can makes use of this. (Previous blog post)   Blog Post 2:… Read more

How to create a Service Manager Dashboard with SharePoint PerformancePoint – Part 1

In System Center Service Manager 2012 a new data warehouse is introduced, which brings new capabilities to reporting in the Datacenter. In a series of blog posts, I will explain how this can be implemented using Service Manager 2012 and SharePoint PerformancePoint. As with previous posts, I will divide the “subject” into three parts Blog… Read more

Chargeback with System Center 2012 SP1 Tutorial Part 3 of 3

In the two previous blog posts (here and here), I discussed how Chargeback works, and how to correctly configure the components around Service Manager. In this post, I will focus on service manager and take a deeper look at what needs to be configured to make chargeback work. As noted in the previous posts, there… Read more