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  • 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 System Center Advisor

    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-Show-114-Log-Management-and-Other-Intelligence-Packs-in-System-Center-Advisor
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: The Windows Server Print Server role team is looking for your input

    Do you use the Windows Server Print Server role in your environment? Are you using the either of the print server management packs for OpsMgr 2007? Do you use the print management console? If you answered yes to any of these questions then we would greatly appreciate your input to help form the future...
  • Blog Post: Now available: System Center 2012 Operations Manager Monitoring Pack for UNIX and Linux Operating Systems

    ​ The UNIX and Linux Operating Systems Monitoring Packs enable discovering, monitoring, and managing UNIX and Linux computers with System Center 2012 – Operations Manager. They provide both proactive and reactive monitoring of the UNIX and Linux operating systems. The management packs monitor components...
  • Blog Post: Playing a Sound When a New MOM Alert Comes In

    We had another one of those interesting threads on an internal distribution alias today about playing a sound when a new alert comes into MOM. While MOM doesnt support this natively, the contributors to this thread came up with some interesting options: Instead of or in addition to playing a...
  • Blog Post: Get a List of Management Pack Rules with PowerShell

    Did you know you can use PowerShell to create an Excel list of all of the rules in your imported Management Packs? It's pretty easy -- just follow these steps: On your Management Server, open the Command Shell by clicking Programs -> System Center -> Command Shell . In the command window...
  • Blog Post: The database discovery scripts (DiscoverSQL200*DB.vbs) fail on SQL servers with DBs larger than 32GB in the 6.0.6441.0 version of the SQL MP

    12/3 (Final) Update: The fixed management pack (build 6.0.6460.0) is now available on the MP Catalog !!! I've removed the attachment from this post so if you want to download the MP feel free to grab it from the catalog. 12/1 Update: Due to recent changes in our tools for getting MPs posted to the...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 SQL MP version 6.0.6278.8 Released

    The OpsMgr 2007 MP for SQL 2000 and 2005 has been updated and was released to the MP Catalog on 3/31/2008 (version 6.0.6278.8). This version includes the fixes from all previous versions of the MP and is supported on both OpsMgr 2007 RTM and OpsMgr 2007 SP1. The table below is an excerpt from the MP...
  • Blog Post: Management Pack to monitor your Coffee Pot

    Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen with the help of Kåre Rude Andersen have written an MP to monitor their coffee pot. Watch the video that they posted: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0_WsgR6hPw&feature=player_embedded . Another awesome way to use OpsMgr. Link to article: http://blog.coretech.dk/opsmgr07...
  • Blog Post: KB: Configuring the SharePoint 2010 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager

    Here’s another new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one goes through some common tips and troubleshooting for the SharePoint 2010 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager: ===== Summary This article describes the steps to troubleshoot or configure the SharePoint 2010 Management...
  • Blog Post: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Admin ResKit Released!

    I am pleased to announce the release of the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Administration Resource Kit. The System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Administration Resource Kit includes three tools designed to help improve the Operations Manager Administrator experience. Included: Schedule...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft acquires AVIcode, Inc.

    Today, Microsoft announced its acquisition of AVIcode, Inc.  Read the official blog here . We hope that the rest of the Operations Manager community is as excited as we are about the enhanced capabilities that the AVIcode technologies bring to Systems Monitoring, including not only .Net application...