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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: 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: 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: 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: Welcome To AuthorMPs! This site is dedicated to OM 2007 Management Pack Authoring

    http://www.authormps.com/ Welcome to the unofficial source for all your MP authoring needs in System Center Operations Manager 2007. The goal of this site is to provide the MP author with all that he or she needs to write great management packs. This includes things such as: Concepts MP Schema...
  • 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: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit Released!

    I am very pleased to announce that the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit has RTW’d. It can be downloaded from : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9104af8b-ff87-45a1-81cd-b73e6f6b51f0&displaylang=en · The resource kit ships the following...
  • Blog Post: Alerting on ASP.NET Exceptions thru the Windows Azure Management Pack

    One of the most useful health-related services offered by ASP.NET is the Web Events feature. By modifying the Web.config file, you can use the health monitoring system to log unhandled exceptions, expired forms, authentication tickets, and any other data you want logged in your application. If you want...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Magazine MOM Article

    MSDN Magazine has a great article on how to write a manageable application and then montoring it with MOM, entitled Instrument and Monitor Your ASP.NET Apps Using WMI and MOM 2005 . This really gets to much of the core of DSI which starts wtih designing applications with management in mind and then developing...
  • Blog Post: BWren’s Management Space - Operations Manager management packs and other automation technologies

    If you don't already have an RSS feed to Brian's blog, take a moment to check it out. He's a Principal Consultant out of Long Beach, CA and has done some great work in the Authoring space for OpsMgr. His blog URL and BIO are posted below. I'm a Principle Consultant with Microsoft where I have worked...
  • Blog Post: Additional Resource, OpsManJam site is live

    Hi all - An additional resource for Operations Manager 2007 MP Authors and IT Pro's is now live at OpsManJam . This site, sponsored by Microsoft, focuses on MP Authoring best practices and tutorials. There is deployment and administration content for the IT Pro, too. You can download content such as...
  • Blog Post: Unix/Linux Monitoring and Java Authoring Posts links

    In case you have missed those, Kristopher Bash, who works in the cross-platform team, has published a set of blog posts about the new cross-platforms templates and functionality in System Center 2012 – Operations Manager: http://operatingquadrant.com/2012/01/27/opsmgr-2012-unixlinux-authoring-templates...
  • Blog Post: Marius Sutara - Notes, troubleshooting, development and comments related to System Center Operations Manager

    Check out Marius' blog on System Center Operations Manager 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/mariussutara/default.aspx Sample: Parameter replacements (part 1) Management packs contain definitions of rules, monitors or composite module types where those monitoring objects need to be configured...
  • Blog Post: Authoring Event Rules in OpsMgr

    Anatomy of a Vista/Server 2008 event There are three types of Vista/Server 2008 events which are written to various channels in the event log. 1. The ‘pure’ Vista/Server 2008 event These events are logged using the new Vista/Server 2008 APIs which means they were written specifically for this...
  • Blog Post: Join us at MMS2013 to see how you can leverage and extend the OpsMgr 2012 Dashboarding capabilities? #IM-B401

    Most of you have seen the out-of-the-box dashboards we provided in OpsMgr 2012. We now want to share with you our extensibility story for dashboards and show you how you can build custom dashboards within minutes. Eugene our UI Dev Lead and I (UI Program Manager) will present this brand new session(IM...
  • Blog Post: Authoring Console looking for Microsoft.SystemCenter.Library MP 6.1.7221.61 or later

    From KB 2590414 You are prompted for the latest version of the Microsoft.SystemCenter.Library management pack when you try to edit a new management pack in Operations Manager 2007 R2 When you try to edit a new management pack in the Authoring Console in Microsoft... When you try to edit a new management...
  • Blog Post: Migrating Operations Manager 2007 R2 Network Monitoring

    Operations Manager 2012 network monitoring functions differently than it did in Operations Manager 2007. Monitoring for existing instances of network devices is backwards compatible, but no new devices can be added using the existing monitoring. These changes made will require changes to Management Packs...
  • Blog Post: Custom APM Rules for Granular Alerting

    Michael wrote a post in August, about working with Alerts . One of the key takeaways from that post, is that – for each application and for each application component – we have FOUR Alerting rules, that can be turned on or off from the APM Template. Quoting that post: Alerting Rules...
  • Blog Post: Editing exported custom MPs in the authoring console

    Hi all - Today's tip comes from Robb Dilallo, via Tim Kremer. Robb found that it was frustrating to try to edit an exported custom management pack because he couldn't access the sealed, dependent management pack. He shared the following steps to create a "management pack development environment":...
  • Blog Post: Reading/Collecting Events created from script with the LogScriptEvent API

    Overview A lot of scripts have need to create events which are external to the normal function of the script. This is a technique which is typically used for tracing, it is not recommended to release scripts which expose traces in this way as there is considerable overhead in writing and consequently...
  • Blog Post: Free Windows Server 2008 Dashboards for OpsMgr 2012 and TOOL to help create your own Customized Dashboards

    In OpsMgr 2012, we provided users the ability to create customized dashboards using the OpsMgr 2012 console. The GTM.exe tool provided in this blog allows you to build off these dashboard investments, in particular we allow you to accomplish three specific tasks that you cannot do via the console. ...
  • Blog Post: MP Authoring Resources

    I just want to make sure everyone is aware of some recent resources that are available for the deep MP author. These are really focused on authors who use the authoring console / XML editing to build MPs and want to understand some of our more complex module type library and how to use them. The following...
  • Blog Post: Encapsulating Common Script Functions in an MP

    Most MPs have one or more scripts which are used for a variety of things, discovery state monitoring, perf data creation, etc… In a lot of cases the majority of the script code is common to all the scripts in the MP, logging, connecting to a particular service (i.e. WMI), Error handling, etc… Typically...
  • Blog Post: Partner Pack Newsletters archive on OpsManJam

    The Partner Pack Newsletters are being archived on the OpsManJam site and are accessible there.