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  • 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: Updates to the Exchange Management Packs for Operations Manager 2007 now available

    Updates to the Exchange Management Packs for Operations Manager 2007 are now available on the Management Pack Catalog . The Exchange 2003 MP update includes an improvement to topology discovery that removes the requirement to have an agent on all Exchange servers in the organization in order to...
  • Blog Post: EventLog Explorer

    The Event Explorer tool can be useful for functional and exploratory testing and debugging. The main purpose of this tool is to reduce burden of manual retrieving and creating EventLog related information since all necessary data regarding installed event sources is already on the machine. The tool is...
  • Blog Post: Beta versions of the Windows Server 2012 Management Packs are now available for download

    Just a quick FYI that beta versions of the Windows Server 2012 Management Packs (MPs) for System Center 2012 Operations Manager are now available to TAP customers. These beta versions of the Windows Server 2012 Management Packs are available for you to test with on your Windows Server 2012 Beta machines...
  • Blog Post: Client Operating System MP update released

    To follow the recent general availability of Windows 7, the updated Client Operating System management pack to support Windows 7 systems is now available. The updated package can be downloaded here . The following is a summary of the major updates in this release: · Support for discovery and monitoring...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 R2 MP version 6.1.7533.0 is Released!

    I'm very happy to announce that the first out of band update to the Operations Manager Management Pack has been released to the MP catalog ! This MP package (Version 6.1.7533.0) is specific to OpsMgr 2007 R2 and will not import on product versions prior to that. Following are some changes made in...
  • Blog Post: Availability Reporting MP Now Available

    At long last - the Availability Reporting MP is now available for download from micrososft.com! The Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Availability Reporting Management Pack collects and analyzes data from the event logs of your servers, and generates reports that you can study to improve server availability...
  • Blog Post: .NET application monitoring and DSI - MOM and AVIcode Management Pack

    Application development and application maintenance are no longer separate. Closing the loop between operations and development is critical for keeping the total cost of operations down. Recently, the AVIcode .NET Operations management pack was released on the MOM Management pack catalog. In this webast...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 BizTalk 2006 MP version 6.0.6278.16 Released

    The OpsMgr 2007 MP for BizTalk Server 2006 and BizTalk Server 2006 R2 has been released to the MP Catalog on 4/14/2008 (version 6.0.6278.16). This management pack is a complete re-write of the BizTalk Server management pack, which takes full advantage of the Operations Manager 2007 feature set for monitoring...
  • Blog Post: MPguide_template_external updated

    We have updated the mp guide tempate that you can use for writing your own mp guides for your custom mps. The content has been updated for several topics and new content was added for disabled monitors. This is available on the opsmanjam site in the doc library, or link directly to the doc here .
  • 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...