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  • Blog Post: MPViewer Exports on OPSMANJAM.COM

    You probably have noticed that the MPViewer HTML exports for our management packs that were released “back in the day” have not been kept up to date, nor provided for new MP’s released in the library on the OpsManJam website.   Due to the busy work schedule of the UA team who manages the content...
  • Blog Post: Deployment Guide - Operations Manager Reporting on Windows Server 2008

    While I realize that today my colleauge in arms Walter Chomak, has blogged about installing System Center Operations Manager 2007 Reporting on Windows Server 2008 , the attached guide provides greater detail and guidance on installing SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services and Operations Manager Reporting...
  • Blog Post: Updated MP Lifecycle Templates

    I have finally found the time to update the templates and include a project plan template in support of the MP Lifecycle Management process. I updated the test plan spreadsheet because I thought it didn't look professional enough (yes I am picky) and created a project plan template as a foundation in...
  • Blog Post: Update - Moving the Operations Manager Reporting Server

    You probably have noticed in the latest released of the Operations Manager 2007 Backup & Restore Guide, as well as the Operations Manager 2007 Operations Guide, that we have not provided a set of procedures for moving the Operations Manager Reporting Server (which has a dependency on SQL Server 2005...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager 2007 Reporting Authoring Guide Now Available

    The Operations Manager 2007 Reporting Authoring Guide is now available for download - http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/4/d/74deff5e-449f-4a6b-91dd-ffbc117869a2/OpsMgr2007_RprtGuide.doc . This document provides an in-depth understanding of the reporting feature, such as: Working with...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005/2008 MP – Default Unit Monitor Config

    As you are probably aware, the Deployment Guides that compliment each management pack released by Microsoft do not go into detail highlighting the configuration of all unit monitors defined in a given MP. This can be a challenge when you are working with a service or application owner where they want...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003/2008 MP - Default Unit Monitor Config

    Here is another Excel spreadsheet from MPViewer that I edited to provide a detailed breakdown of all the Unit Monitors in the Windows Server 2008 management pack. While the attached spreadsheet is specific to Windows Server 2008, it also applies to 2003. If you find any errors or have questions, please...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager 2007 Authoring Guide Now Available

    The new Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack Authoring Guide is now publicly available for download. The complete document in Microsoft Word format is available here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/4/d/74deff5e-449f-4a6b-91dd-ffbc117869a2/OM2007_AuthGuide.doc We hope you find the...
  • Blog Post: New Version of OpsMgr Backup and Restore Guide Released!

    A new version of the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Backup and Restore Guide has been released to web. In this updated version, we provide procedures for moving the OperationsManagerDW (Data Warehouse) and the OperationsManagerACS (Audit Collection) databases. It can be downloaded from the...
  • Blog Post: Updated Deployment Guide - Operations Manager Reporting on Windows Server 2008

    Today I have updated the Deployment Guide for Operations Manager 2007 Reporting on Windows Server 2008. This was due to some confusion from those who downloaded the doc and were attempting to setup this configuration in their environment. I received a few e-mails and determined this needed to be addressed...
  • Blog Post: Finished - SQL Log Shipping Configuration Guide

    I just submitted to Chris Fox for review and posting on the OpsManJam site, the guide "System Center Operations Manager 2007 Configure SQL Server Log Shipping Guide for Operations Manager 2007 Operational Database" that I have been working on in my spare time. This guide currently only covers the implementation...
  • Blog Post: ADMP 2003/2008 - Default Unit Monitor Config

    As promised and avaialble for download, here is the Excel spreadsheet from MPViewe that I edited to provide a breakdown of all the Unit Monitors in the Active Directory management pack. While the attached spreadsheet is specific to Active Directory version 2003, it also applies to 2008. If you find...
  • Blog Post: What's New These Days?

    I realize that it has been some time since I have posted a blog entry, as trying to find time has been a challenge for me these days. Some things I have been working on and plan on sharing shortly on my blog are: Custom management pack that focuses on performance monitoring of the SQL Servers that...
  • Blog Post: New Releases for Operations Manager 2007

    This week we released the Windows Vista Client Monitoring Management Pack. This new management pack is built on the Windows Diagnostics Infrastructure in Windows Vista that detects, diagnoses and tries to resolve hardware and software problems. Information and analysis on the issues that the system detected...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 - SQL Server Log Shipping Guide

    Being Chris Fox is busy right now with authoring/updating docs for Operations Manager 2007 R2, I am going to post this guide on my blog until it is uploaded on the OpsManJam site. This document I authored, provides the following guidance: This document provides deployment guidance for installing and...