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June, 2008

  • Linked report samples

    I was asked recently to help solve a problem whereby a customer had the need to report on the availability of their servers over time. Easy you may think, run the availability report and you are done! (Well this was my first response; turns out they had...
  • Performance IOPS for the DB and DW in OpsMgr 2007

    The performance team had a thread discussing IOPS requirement with a customer who had some really good questions so and I thought I would share the thread with you all. For sizing the Operations Manager Database and Data warehouse I would highly recommend...
  • Management Pack guides are now available on TechNet

    I wanted to drop a quick note to let you all know about something that went live a couple weeks back that I think will save many people from a ton of headaches. In addition to management pack guides being a part of the installation package for MPs, they...
  • Search gadget updated

    I updated the Vista gadget that makes it easier to find help for System Center products. The gadget now contains more scoped searches and the new System Center branding, and it also workes better than version 1.0 did while using a slow internet connection...
  • The OpsMgr 2007 Message Queuing 3.0 MP version 6.0.6278.23 is Released

    This is a brand new management pack for OpsMgr 2007 so if you've been waiting for MSMQ 3.0 monitoring with OpsMgr 2007, here it is! The MP was released to the MP Catalog on 6/3/2008 (version 6.0.6278.23) and it provides monitoring for MSMQ Servers, MSMQ...
  • Obtaining Certificates for Ops Mgr via Command Line or Script

    If you are deploying Ops Mgr on machines in untrusted domains or DMZs (anywhere outside of Kerberos trust), then you are going to need to leverage PKI and set up certificates on your boxes in order for authentication to work. The process of requesting...