When I made my last System Center Essentials video on authoring , I realised there was too much to cover in a 5 minute video so I wanted to show some more again this this week. What I don’t want to do is to cover off too much of the deep dive stuff here, as a lot of the details on creating your own management packs is covered in System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), and I am guessing a typical SCE administrator will only do a bit of tweaking in here.

So I wanted to look at monitoring a web service and also to create and monitor service levels in SCE..

 

One odd thing I noticed was this if you want to record a web session to use as a blueprint for testing a web application, you need to shut Internet Explorer once you have started the capture and then open Internet Explorer 64bit (You’ll see a recording pane on the left of the session).

 

Next week I’ll show you how to back up SCE 2010 so you can recover from a disaster complete with all your data .  I had to fin this out the hard way and that’s way there was no SCE Sunday post for a couple of weeks!

In the meantime, If you want to try SCE yourself it’s included in  the TechNet Subscriptions  here or you can get a time bombed trial version here.