OpsMgr 2007: How to create a monitor to alert when a network share is created

Here’s a really neat tip sent by Jose Rodas, a real life OpsManager Support Engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina.  If you’ve ever wanted to be altered whenever a new network file share is created or modified or deleted then he can show you how: ======== To create a rule that generates an alert when a…


Service Level Dashboard for System Center Operations Manager 2007

Have you heard about the Service Level Dashboard for System Center Operations Manager 2007?  If not then you’ll definitely want to check this out.  Below is a brief synopsis of what the Service Level Dashboard is that I stole from their website: ======== The Service Level Dashboard for Operations Manager 2007 is a new Solution…


OpsMgr 2007: No Health State for DFS Link Targets

Here’s an interesting issue uncovered by Michael Sadoff, one of our top Support Escalation Engineers out in North Carolina.  If you’re looking to monitor DFS Link Targets with the Microsoft Windows Server DFS 2003 management pack then you’ll definitely want to check this out: ======== Issue: When you import the Microsoft Windows Server DFS 2003…


OpsMgr 2007: Monitoring Health Service Availability

In OpsMgr 2007, the object-oriented design used in management packs sometimes complicates monitoring. It’s not easy to know which class of entity will generate a specific alert or produce data. Therefore, it’s a common mistake to target the wrong class in a report or within a notification subscription. This may result in reports returning no…


OpsMgr 2007: Monitoring .NET Application Performance

With all the interest around creating custom OpsMgr 2007 solutions, I thought I’d write a simple code sample to help app development teams instrument their code to further gain value from OpsMgr 2007. Keep in mind the attached sample is just that – a sample (not product ready code), but it paints a clear picture….