IT Manageability - Cory Delamarter

My experiences, learning and occasional ramblings on manageability in IT

IT Manageability - Cory Delamarter

  • how to analyze a workflow when the OpsMgr workflow Analyzer doesn't work

    For those of you that have done custom MP development, you know how mind boggling some of the errors can be and how difficult it is to get useful debug information on those failures. There was a resource kit tool that was released a while back which helped...
  • Using PowerView for OpsMgr data

    A number of months ago, I was introduced to Mark Drewfs who is a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) here within Microsoft. We worked together for a number of weeks on some queries for OpsMgr data and then he used his PowerView skills to put together some really...
  • OpsMgr 2012 PowerShell: Management and Gateway Servers

    Quick Reference In the previous post I talked about how to get connected to management groups. In this post I’m going to talk about working with management servers and gateway servers. I will also introduce you to a script that I wrote, which...
  • OpsMgr 2012 PowerShell: Getting Connected

    Quick Reference In the previous post , I introduced the OpsMgr 2012 PowerShell module and discussed a few of the ways that I used to get oriented to it. Now that we’re oriented, the first thing I want to explore is how connections work. Both...
  • OpsMgr 2012 PowerShell: Getting Oriented

    Quick Reference As some of you may already know the PowerShell support in OpsMgr 2012 changed significantly from OpsMgr 2007 R2. For starters, the cmdlets are no longer an optional part of the UI install. It used to be you could select whether or not...
  • OpsMgr 2012 PowerShell: Quick Reference

    OpsMgr 2012 PowerShell: Quick Reference I will use this post to summarize all commands, one-liners and short scripts that I identify overtime for PowerShell against OpsMgr 2012 Getting Oriented Import-module OperationsManager...
  • I want YOU to vote... On my Azure suggestions for System Center

    So, in a continuation of the Azure Monitoring stuff I've been working on lately, I see and heard of a lot of places where System Center could be doing a lot of cool stuff to make life better for our application teams that are moving to Azure. As a result...
  • Monitoring Azure applications - Part 4

    The “Monitoring Azure applications” series: Part 1: Enabling instrumentation and monitoring in your Azure app(s) Part 2: Setting up the handshake Part 3: Discovering your application Part 4: When things don’t work ...
  • TechNet Radio: IT Time - Using System Center 2012 Operations Manager to Manage Your [Hybrid] Applications

    I guess I did something right last time because the guys at TechNet Radio invited me back for another recording. While I'm not too fond of the video quality from my webcam, I am fond of the demo we did of how IT uses Operations Manager to fold together...
  • Monitoring Azure applications - Part 3

    The “Monitoring Azure applications” series: Part 1: Enabling instrumentation and monitoring in your Azure app(s) Part 2: Setting up the handshake Part 3: Discovering your application Part 4: When things don’t work ...
  • My first session on Live! TechNet Radio

    A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to do an interview with Blain Barton, at Live! TechNet Radio on the work I do within Microsoft IT. I had a good time talking shop and figured I'd share it with those of you that may be interested. I'm going to be...
  • Monitoring Azure applications – Part 2

    The “Monitoring Azure applications” series: Part 1: Enabling instrumentation and monitoring in your Azure app(s) Part 2: Setting up the handshake Part 3: Discovering your application Part 4: When things don’t work ...
  • Check out Jeremy Young's blog

    Clearly I've not done a great job at keeping my blog updates flowing, so to make up for that I'd like to introduce you to my co-worker Jeremy Young and his blog ( http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jeremyyoung/ ). He has been working with SMS and SCCM for...
  • Monitoring Azure applications - Part 1

    The “Monitoring Azure applications” series: Part 1: Enabling instrumentation and monitoring in your Azure app(s) Part 2: Setting up the handshake Part 3: Discovering your application Part 4: When things don’t work ...
  • Finding an instrumentation needle in a haystack of MPs

    I don't know about everyone else, but our team gets asked questions like the following very often: Are we collecting any events from source <insert source name here> ? Do any of the management packs we have deployed alert on event ID <####>...
  • How the CREATE_NEWKEY switch on MOM.msi saved my hide

    Not too long ago our team embarked on the journey of migrating all of our clustered root management servers to new hardware. These were exciting times and in retrospect things went much smoother than we had anticipated. With that said, the experience...
  • Using the Operations Manager Command Shell against multiple management groups

    In our environment we have 5 production management groups (3 for "core" monitoring, 1 for application monitoring and one for connecting to our network monitoring system). Many times I want to be able to quickly run some cmdlet across all of these management...
  • Is my OpsMgr data warehouse running behind?

    Our team recently got a call from one of our reporting users with a problem. She said that her queries against the OpsMgr data warehouse (DWH) weren't returning data within the past 10 days. Upon further discussion she indicated that she was seeing this...
  • Hello world

    Hi. I've been working for Microsoft for 10 years now and I've participated in a few blogs along the way, all related to Operations Manager. I've recently moved from a role as a program manager in the Operations Manager product group working on features...