New release from Silect: MP Author SP1

Yesterday Silect released a new version of their MP Authoring tool targeted to IT Pros. This tool is called MP Author and is completely free for all System Center Customers and will be the tool we recommend to IT Pros who need to do MP Authoring. It replaces previous tools we have piloted such as…

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Creating a System Center 2012 Operations Manager Alert RSS feed

In OpsMgr 2007 we had the option to create a RSS Feed for Alerts using the Operations Web Console.   Selecting the RSS button would return the following RSS Feed info.   In System Center 2012 Operations Manager (OM2012) we don’t have that option anymore. But this is not really an issue, because with a…

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What Monitors, Rules and Discoveries are running on an OpsMgr Agent?

How often do you get the question: “What Monitors, Rules and Discoveries are running on an OpsMgr Agent?” from your co-workers? Especially when they don’t have a clue what is being monitored for their servers. Most of the time you just use the EffectiveConfigurationViewer from the OpsMgr Resource Kit. It let’s you pick different objects,…

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Checking dll version of updated files after installation of hotfixes

Today I was troubleshooting an OpsMgr Issue what seemed to be caused by using the wrong MOMIISModules.dll. On some servers we saw the next OpsMgr EventID’s popping up: Log Name: Operations Manager Source: HealthService Date: 28-9-2010 10:12:55 Event ID: 4507 Task Category: Health Service Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: servername1.customer.corp Description:Creation of module…

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Simplifying Management Pack Deployment For System Center Operations Manager

Source: Silect email This week I received an email from Silect about  Simplifying Management Pack Deployment For System Center Operations Manager. You can download this free whitepaper from their website. In this free whitepaper, you will learn how to more effectively plan your Operations Manager Deployment as well as best practices to consider throughout the…

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MP Authoring: Extending a class attribute from a file

Sources: Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr and                Savision Live Maps Blog Is this a coincidence or what? I’ve been asked to take a look at some new blog articles from Savision about adding a ‘location’ attribute to the Windows Server class. And you can now read their first blog article How-To: Import Computer…

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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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NEW nworks MP 5.0

Source: Gerben’s Blog On Virtualization “Veeam released a new version of it’s plug-in (Management Pack [StS]) for Operations Manager monitoring products from HP or Microsoft. The plug-in (Management Pack [StS]) is a significant add-on to the monitoring products in order to keep in touch with what happens in your virtual environment within a single monitoring…

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visViewer: Free Shareware Visio Viewer

Source: The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog Visio MVP David Parker recently developed visViewer as a shareware program to encourage the use of the Visio document format with non-Visio users. Key Benefits Stand alone application for viewing Visio files without Visio Advanced search of shape data (custom properties) Create lists of data from diagrams and…

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