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  • Blog Post: Management Group Performance Evaluation and Tuning Reports

    I created a small management pack a couple years ago to help identify performance bottlenecks in an Operations Manager 2007 R2 environment.  It started with a couple collection rules targeting the core SCOM server roles.  I would then query the database and paste results into an Excel spreadsheet...
  • Blog Post: Custom Report Authoring for Beginners

    Let’s face it. Operations Manager collects a lot of data . If we cannot generate reports about this data in a way that will help us make decisions, then we’re missing out on a lot of the value SCOM has to offer. Most management packs do contain a set of generic reports that may be of some...
  • Blog Post: Inventory and Configuration Reports

    Someone asked today if there was a way to generate a report displaying inventory/configuration of SQL Server.  Chris Harris, SCOM Program Manager, answered the question with one of our built-in configuration reports.  He was so kind as to provide screenshots and everything, and indicated that...
  • Blog Post: Why is my custom report displaying deleted objects or groups?

    Here’s a fairly common stumbling block when creating custom reports, so I wanted to share this quick tip. Discovered inventory will stay in the data warehouse for 400 days, by default, at which time these items will be deleted.  In the interim, these objects will stick around and often times the...
  • Blog Post: Monitoring all services on all computers (service outage report)

    Occasionally customers will ask how we can monitor all services that are configured to automatically start on all agent-managed computers. This is a good question and one that does have some merit. I n reality, this can be a challenge coming up with the right solution. To get state of all services...
  • Blog Post: Performance Reports – The easy way

    UPDATE In SCOM R2, performance reports are much easier to run.  This article describes how to find target classes and objects for the performance report object picker, which was a real hassle pre-R2.  There is a new column included in the object picker, which resolves target classes, which...