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!!

Introducing the Next Generation of System Center Operations Manager

  The next release of Operations Manager will introduce many exciting new and enhanced feature sets to help organizations efficiently and effectively monitor their environments across their computer, network and storage infrastructure, while maintaining service levels across their applications. Join us to learn of the key areas of investment in the next release of OpsMgr…

OpsMgr R2 Report Authoring Guide

A new version of the OpsMgr R2 Report Authoring Guide is available at – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg508710.aspx covering additional custom report development scenarios and methods.

SCOM: OpsMgr 2007 R2 Core MP has been updated

  The Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Packs includes the following features: Local and Remote Monitoring of an Agent’s Health Operations Manager agents monitor themselves for events and performance indicators that signal an issue with the agent’s health. Management servers also maintain an external perspective of an agent’s health via the Health Service Watcher. The…

SCOM: Lync Server 2010 MP released

Please read the MP Guide before deploying!  Specifically Synthetic Transactions, and QoE require special configuration steps. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e7185068-6424-4e67-bf61-7bf1c53efb4a&displaylang=en

SQL Server 2008 R2 support announced for Operations Manager 2007 R2

Microsoft has announced immediate support for deploying a new Operations Manager 2007 R2 installation with SQL Server 2008 R2. Upgrading your R2 deployment from SQL Server 2005 SP 3 / SQL Server 2008 SP 1 to SQL Server 2008 R2 will be supported with a future cumulative update of Operations Manager 2007 R2. For details…

SCOM: OpsMgr 2007 SP1 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) now available

There have been several Cumulative Updates for the OpsMgr 2007 R2 release, here is the first one for SP1. KB 2028594 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028594) lists issues resolved by this update: The Active Alerts report from the data warehouse includes auto-resolved alerts that are no longer active in the Operations Manager Console. The Generic performance report consumes lots…

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connectors Cumulative Update 2

  This update addresses some critical gaps with the Connectors.  The following is new in this update: · Support for HP Operations Manager for UNIX v9 This update enables support for HP Operations Manager for UNIX v9 with the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connector for HP Operations Manager.  The Connector supports HP Operations Manager for…

SCOM: how to create a report for all closed alerts.

  external source with good samples http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2008/07/21/auditing-on-alerts-from-the-data-warehouse.aspx http://www.systemcentercentral.com/PackCatalog/PackCatalogDetails/tabid/145/IndexId/69990/Default.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/jimmyharper/archive/2010/04/23/sample-queries-and-reports-from-my-mms-session.aspx

SCOM: How to monitor new line entries in a log or text file using OpsMgr 2007

This was originally posted on the SCCM and OpsMgr Arabic blog.  If you ever have the need to monitor a text or log file for new entries then this should do the trick.   You may wish to monitor any new entry in a log/text file and want to get an alert generated no matter…