OpsMgr Custom Reporting Tips & Tricks

Lately I’ve been busy creating some OpsMgr Custom Reports for customers and wanted to share some tips & tricks for creating custom OpsMgr Reports. Hope you can use them in your own custom OpsMgr Reports. First some background info on what to use for creating Custom OpsMgr Reports. What do I need for creating Custom…

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Which permissions are needed for OpsMgr 2007 SP1 Cumulative Hotfix?

Some days ago I got a question from a customer why their OpsMgr 2007 SP1 Cumulative Hotfix installation was failing. As you might know this update provides a cumulative rollup of hotfixes for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 together with the following improvements: Support for Windows 7 Support for Windows Server…

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System Center Operations Manager Technet Virtual Labs

Source: Partner Readiness & Training Newsletter – Dec 2009   System Center Operation Manager TechNet Virtual Labs TechNet Virtual Lab: Building Management Packs with the Authoring Console TechNet Virtual Lab: Extending Operations Manager 2007 to Monitoring SAP on SQL TechNet Virtual Lab: Installing Operations Manager 2007 TechNet Virtual Lab: Monitoring Windows Server 2008, SQL Server…

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User Logon Time Report for Operations Manager 2007

A customer was asking for some information about the time it took for users to logon on their Terminal Server hosted Windows Desktops. Luckily there were two eventID’s created during the logon process.  And if you calculate the time between those eventID’s then you have some insight in the Logon time for a user. When…

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PowerShell: State Changes for a specified Monitor

This week a got a question from a customer about ‘flapping’ taking place from a Monitor. I found out that they meant the State Changes that took place for a newly created Monitor. They found out that for a certain machine the State changed quite often and this was caused by a Recovery Task that…

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Have these servers an OpsMgr agent installed?

Today I got a question from a customer if I would check if a number of servers had an OpsMgr agent installed? Because this was a large list and the number of servers being monitored by OpsMgr was also a very large list I didn’t wanted to to copy and paste all the server names…

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Updated version for Schedule Maintenance Mode Management Pack Guide on OpsManJam

This management pack provides an automated method to schedule maintenance mode for a given set of Windows computers that are in a pre-defined set of groups and the associated rules to target against the groups.   Comments: Updates for this version: 1. Created two additional alert rules that notify the admin/operator if the script is…

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New Screencast Series: Service Level Dashboard 2.0

In these three short screencasts, IT Pro Evangelist Matt Hester shows how you can use the Service Level Dashboard 2.0 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 to keep mission-critical, line of business applications up and running.  The dashboard automatically displays application or system availability and performance in near-real time.  Using the dashboard, you can…

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Microsoft and Novell Announce Broad Collaboration on Windows and Linux Interoperability and Support

Maybe you missed this news being busy at Tech Ed Berlin 😉 But Microsoft and Novell announced a set of broad business and technical collaboration agreements to build, market and support a series of new solutions to make Novell and Microsoft products work better together. The two companies also announced an agreement to provide each…

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TechNet Webcast: Optimizing Operations Manager for Monitoring, Auditing, and Dashboards (Level 300)

Check out this webcast. Event Overview Learn how to optimize Microsoft System Center Operations Manager for cross-platform devices, applications, and regulatory auditing requirements, and see how to create advanced line-of-business (LOB), geographic, and executive-level dashboards in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This webcast includes more than 40 minutes of demonstrations, and we provide customer examples…

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