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  • 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: 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: 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: 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...