Words and Software

Technical writing/user assistance in Microsoft.Azure Intelligent Systems Service (ISS). (old: Data Protection Manager and Operations Manager)

March, 2010

  • Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Management Pack updated

    An updated download of the Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Management Pack is available. The management pack for Operations Manager hasn't changed, but the package now includes an updated version of the Operational Data Reporting (ODR) Management Pack, which is installed with Operations Manager.

    Here are some the changes you'll see in the ODR MP:

  • The instance space report is now available on both Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and Operations Manager 2007 R2. Previously, this report was only available on Operations Manager 2007 R2.

  • The Management Packs report is updated so that the list of overrides also shows disabled rules and monitors.

  • A new report is added which shows the number of alerts per day generated by a particular rule or monitor.

  • Report descriptions were updated.

  • The Most Common Alerts report was updated to show the top 50 alerts instead of the top 25.
  • Operations Manager capacity planning

    Need some help planning your Operations Manager deployment? Check out the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Sizing Helper.

    The Operations Manager 2007 R2 Sizing Helper is an interactive Excel document designed to assist you with planning & sizing deployments of Operations Manager 2007 R2. It helps you plan the correct amount of infrastructure needed for a new OpsMgr R2 deployment, removing the uncertainties in making IT hardware purchases and optimizes cost. A typical recommendation will include the recommended hardware specification for each server role, topology diagram and storage requirement. The Operations Manager Sizing Helper is most useful when used with the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Design Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=184377).

    The Sizing Helper was previously available through the System Center Operations Manager blog.