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  • Blog Post: Collecting text log files to Azure Operational Insights using System Center Operations Manager

    Note – the information presented in this post is something you can do today to collect text log files into Operational Insights using System Center Operations Manager. Anyhow, this does not represent ‘full’ nor ‘final’ support for collecting text log files at all - the idea...
  • Blog Post: Managing JBoss Application Server 7 with System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2: Part 2 - Domain Mode

    This blog is a continuation of “Managing JBoss Application Server 7 with System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2: Part 1 - Standalone Mode” found here . As a reminder, JBoss Application Server 7 can be booted in two distinct operating modes: standalone and domain mode. The first blog...
  • Blog Post: Managing JBoss Application Server 7 with System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2: Part 1 - Standalone Mode

    Java Application Server management with System Center Operations Manager has been available since 2010, and with the latest Management Pack update http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44576 JBoss Application Server 7 support is finally available. JBoss Application Server 7 can be...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2013 Management Pack Update

    Today Microsoft released an update to the Exchange Server 2013 Management Pack to address key customer feedback about getting additional information into System Center Operations Manager to allow users to better understand the health and performance of the Exchange environment. This update includes...
  • Blog Post: MP Blog - MP Author SP2

    Continuing in its promise to provide a core set of Management Pack authoring tools to Operations Manager customers Silect have recently released MPAuthor SP2. Below you can see what has been fixed in this recent update and details on where you can download the tool. MPAuthor SP2 Changes in the...
  • Blog Post: Updated Management Packs

    Over the past few days we have made some updates to the Management Packs listed below. The list of what was changed is shown below: Windows Server DNS version: 7.1.10259.0 Fixed DNSMetrics2012R2Probe script can cause high CPU in MonitoringHost.exe Changed display string for DNS...
  • Blog Post: Edge Show - Log Management and Other Intelligence Packs in Azure Operational Insights

    [update 11/1/2014: System Center Advisor is now "Azure Operational Insights"] Check out this video to see how System Center Advisor helps Enterprise Operation teams transform machine data and unstructured logs into Real Time Operations Intelligence: http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Edge/Edge...
  • Blog Post: What’s the buzz on Advisor?

    Have you heard about System Center Advisor Preview Service at TechEd or read some of the customer blogs? Need a single solution to gather, correlate and search all your log data, forecast your data center capacity needs or check if your servers have the latest software updates? Advisor maybe your answer...
  • Blog Post: MP Blog - VEEAM MP Update - v7 MP for System Center

    Today VEEAM updated its Management Pack . The MP can be downloaded here : http://www.veeam.com/system-center-management-pack-vmware-hyperv.html Some highlights of the update: Hyper-V support! Including unique real-time performance dashboard Brand new dashboard widgets –...
  • Blog Post: MP Blog – Listen and respond….

    A wise man once said your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning and he was not wrong. The ability for any company to listen to feedback and more importantly respond appropriately is key to on-going improvement. Back in January Silect released the v1 of MP Author. This *free*...
  • Blog Post: MP Blog – The right tool for the right job

    First of all let me start by saying Happy New Year. The System Center Operations Manager team thanks you for your continued business and looks forward to working with you in 2014. It’s been a busy time here over the past 6 months in the Management Pack space. Aligned with the 2012 R2 wave we...
  • Blog Post: Public Beta of the Windows Server OS MP that supports Server 2008 R2 (aka Win7 Server) is now available!

    Today we've released the following to our OpsMgr 2007 R2 TAP and MP Beta - Windows programs on Connect ( http://connect.microsoft.com ): A public beta version of our next Windows Server OS MP release which provides support for Server 2008 R2 (aka Win7 Server), monitoring for logical disk fragmentation...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2007 MP dump updated

    I have extracted and saved the current version of the Exchange 2007 management pack and saved it to here on the http://www.opsmanjam.com site. Chris
  • Blog Post: Unit Monitors for Multi-Instance Perfmon Counters

    It's not uncommon to want to monitor a perfmon counter like Logical Disk\% Free Space where there are multiple instances and you only want to be alerted if one instance goes below the threshold. Authors will typically try to do this through the UI building a monitor such as: You set the threshold...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 SP1 MP Update Released

    As a follow-up to the OpsMgr 2007 R2 MP update announced here , we've now also released the corresponding update for OpsMgr 2007 SP1. This updated MP package can and should only be imported onto OpsMgr 2007 SP1 environments and includes a number of fixes that were provided in R2 and the most recent update...
  • Blog Post: My script failed but my Task says it succeeded

    Task Status has two states Success or Fail, the way this is mapped from the 4 states that the module can return is that only Fatal Errors result in Failed tasks. Since this module is used in both rules and tasks and in the rule case we do not want to unload we only return Fatal Errors if the problem...
  • Blog Post: PartnerPack Newsletter for 7/7 posted on OPSMANJAM

    The current PartnerPack Newsletter for 7/7/2009 has been added to the PartnerPack archive on the OpsManJam site. Chris
  • Blog Post: Get all Monitors and Overrides for a Management Pack

    If you'd like to see outputs of a Management Pack's monitors and overrides (in addition to seeing a list of all rules ), those are also easy to pull out using the Command Shell. For monitors, you use this command: get-monitor -managementPack name .mp | export-csv filename For example, this command...
  • Blog Post: Updated Management Packs have been released with Server 2008 Support!

    OpsMgr 2007 SP1 and SCE 2007 SP1 have recently announced support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in knowledge base article 953141 . Along with the release of this support statement, the first batch of management packs that provide monitoring for the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Operating System have...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT - Showcase customer of Microsoft Operations Manager

    I have been working with Microsoft IT (MSIT) for three years now as the Program Manager liason with various teams within Microsoft IT. MSIT is a huge organization and there are many different groups within MSIT that are the earliest and most hard core beta testers of MOM out there. They go big when others...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET management pack guide available

    We've had a couple of queries about the ASP.NET management pack guide. It's in the process of being released, but in the meantime, use the copy attached to this post. [Edit: If you don't see the attachment at the bottom of the post, come to our blog page and click the green post title. It will take you...
  • Blog Post: Authoring console is now available

    The System Center Management Pack Authoring Console 2007 has been released to the Web! If you'll be at the Microsoft Management Summit next week, stop by the the Authoring Session SO04 - Tools and Best Practices for Authoring Management Packs for Operations Manager 2007 session for additional information...
  • Blog Post: Update 6/26 - OpsMgr 2007 with SP1 Support for Windows Server 2008 update!

    We are still waiting for a hotfix from the Windows team. Unfortunately this has delayed us being able to support Windows Server 2008 for another month. The OpsMgr team is working with the Windows team on getting the necessary hotfixes ready for release. Links for these hotfixes will be available...
  • Blog Post: New AVICode.Net MP Available

    Check out this new MP! Really powerful application management capabilities. Here is the overview: Overview Targeted to systems operators responsible for monitoring system health, AVIcode’s .NET management pack operations edition for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 provides a consolidated view...
  • Blog Post: Best practice for creating overrides for Management Packs

    When you create overrides for a Management Pack in Operations Manager 2007, it's a good idea to put them into a custom Management Pack instead of the Default Management Pack: For example, if you use the Exchange Management Pack, create an "Exchange Overrides" Management Pack and store all your...