Interoperability: Monitor your Unix and Linux Servers with OpsMgr 2007 R2

Today I created a video demonstrating monitoring your Unix and Linux servers with OpsMgr 2007 R2 for the Dutch LinuxWorld expo next week. I created this video so I can also have a moment to look around at the LinuxWorld Expo 😉 It’s part of a rolling presentation so I didn’t added any sound to…

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New version of Savision Live Maps for Operations Manager R2

I just downloaded and installed the latest version of Savision Live Maps in my demo environment and started creating a new List View for my Linux servers. The new release of Live Maps 4.1 for Operations Manager R2 contains, besides some fixes and performance improvements, a number of new features that have been added based…

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Public Beta OpenUMR – Cross Monitoring Integrator available

Today I got a friendly email from Markus Schneider about the general availability of OpenUMR on CodePlex. I was interested in this project but it was not open for public yet. But now it is and it looks very cool. OpenUMR (Open Universal Message Receiver)OpenUMR offers the capability to integrate agentless all kinds of monitoring…

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OpsMgr Crossplatform Logging on the Unix Agent

I’m currently busy with learning more about Crossplatform monitoring with OpsMgr 2007 R2 and stumbled on Logging on the Unix Agent for troubleshooting issues. As you may know on the Linux agent you can troubleshoot, manage and manually control the agent by using the scxadmin tool. /opt/microsoft/scx/bin/tools/scxadmin -stop [all|cimom|provider] /opt/microsoft/scx/bin/tools/scxadmin -start [all|cimom|provider /opt/microsoft/scx/bin/tools/scxadmin -restart [all|cimom|provider]…

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OpsMgr can monitor everything: The Coretech Coffee Monitor Management Pack – 0.0.0.1

How cool is this? Coretech has created a coffee monitor MP. This management packs can be used to keep track of the level of coffee in left in the pot. With this management pack, you will never run dry of, what we all know, is the most important part of a productive environment! This is…

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Online documentation on Authoring in Operations Manager 2007 R2

Now the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit has been released you may want to know more about Authoring in OpsMgr 2007 R2. Did you know you can find all that info on Microsoft TechNet? Check them out!

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System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit

The System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit is now available for download on Microsoft Download Center.   Overview The System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Resource Kit will install the Authoring console, which aids customers in creating and modifying operations management packs (MPs). Optionally, eight tools designed to help improve the MP…

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Finding MP for Monitor with PowerShell

Today I needed to find the Management Pack for a certain Monitor using PowerShell. And it took me quite some time to find the correct info. Not sure if this was due to my search queries on Bing and that other one though;-) But if you are looking for a way to find the MP…

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Securing OpsMgr Reports in OpsMgr 2007 SP1

Today I got a question about retrieving the GUID for a newly created OpsMgr  Report Operator User Role in OpsMgr 2007 SP1. When I asked why they wanted to know the GUID for this new Report Operator User Role they answered they needed this GUID on the Report Server for configuring permissions to certain reports….

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