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  • Blog Post: Looking for Operations Manager admins to take a survey on Operations Manager Data Warehouse and Reporting

    The Operations Manager team is looking for some feedback around Data Warehouse Reporting: the good, the bad and the ugly. Please answer a short survey to let us hear your experiences and thoughts. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8JYS7LT Thank you
  • 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: SCOM 2007 R2 and SP1 now supports SQL Server 2005 SP4

    OM Community, System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 now supports SQL Server 2005 SP4 .  Note: We will have the Supported Configuration and a KB article posted in the next few weeks to make this more official, but feel free to go ahead and install...
  • Blog Post: Solution Summary: ACS Support for Unix and Linux Systems

    Available by 2nd half of 2009 (late fall) - brought to you by the System Center Cross Platform team . Provide Audit Collection Services (ACS) for Unix and Linux systems Leverage OpsMgr 2007 R2 Cross Platform infrastructure to enable Unix/Linux auditing Collect and aggregate audit events across...
  • Blog Post: Linked report samples

    I was asked recently to help solve a problem whereby a customer had the need to report on the availability of their servers over time. Easy you may think, run the availability report and you are done! (Well this was my first response; turns out they had a much more specific requirement!) The customer...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 R2 now supports SQL 2008 R2 SP1

    OM Community, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 now supports SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 . Note: We will have the Supported Configuration posted in the next few weeks to make this more official, but feel free to go ahead and install it. Thanks! Nishtha Soni | Program Manager
  • Blog Post: New R2 Deployment Complex Scenarios (Adding Clustered RMS and Upgrading to SQL 2008)

    In OM2007R2, we have introduced two new complex deployment scenarios we did not support in OM2007SP1. I am going to take a few minutes here and outline the new scenarios and procedures. Adding Clustered RMS to an Existing Deployment In OM2007SP1, clustering a Root Management Server (RMS) was only...
  • Blog Post: Publish Reports to Sharepoint

    As part of SP1 we included the feature to allow reports to be published. This allows you to take a rendered report with all your parameters selected and publish it for your own and others to use. This process is detailed in the report authoring guide that was posted earlier. Following on from where...
  • Blog Post: Secondary Management Server install fails if Reporting is already installed with DW action account and RMS action account are the same

    Issue: If you try to install a secondary Management Server (MS) in a scenario with Root Management Server(RMS) and Reporting installed with Data Warehouse(DW) action account and Root Management Server action account (default action account) is the same, the secondary Management Server setup rolls back...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager Reporting – Supported SSRS Configurations

    Operations Manager Reporting – Supported Configurations This blog is to outline the supported configurations for Operations Manager Reporting and help align this to the supported configurations of SQL Reporting Services. Note: This does not cover the OperationsManagerDW component. For information...
  • Blog Post: Reporting Scenarios – More Samples

    At MMS last week I presented a session looking at various reporting scenarios based on the feedback we have received since we launched R2 last year. The purpose of the session was to try and address the common problems and show the options available to Operations Manager users with regards to report...
  • Blog Post: OM2007R2 Support for SQL 2008 R2

    I am pleased to announce support of SQL 2008 R2 with System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 databases.  Support is divide into two phase so please read KB2425714 for details. Phase 1: Clean install of OM2007R2 on SQL 2008 R2.  Take a look at the KB to get OM2007R2 installed on a SQL 2008...
  • Blog Post: MOM 2005 with Service Pack 1 now supports SQL 2005 and above

    MOM 2005 Service Pack 1 operational database and Reporting data warehouse now support SQL Server 2005 and above(Service Packs). To add support for SQL Server 2005 to the MOM operational database and the MOM Reporting data warehouse, you need to download and install the following three MOM 2005 hotfixes...
  • Blog Post: Report Models in Operations Manager 2007 R2 RC

    In Operations Manager 2007 R2 RC we have added two report models (Performance and Event) that can be used with the report builder functionality of SQL Reporting Services to create ad-hoc performance and events reports. The instructions attached show how to deploy and start using these models. Daniel...
  • Blog Post: Service Level Dashboard (Video Overview)

    http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?vid=eaa26b14-35e5-4355-a69f-84cb0d207161
  • Blog Post: How to Install SQL 2005 Reporting on Windows Server 2008

    A new paper has been posted on the OpsManJam site on the pre-requisites for SQL 2005 Reporting on Windows Server 2008.
  • Blog Post: Have you installed MOM 2005 Summary Reporting Pack?

    The MOM 2005 Summary Reporting Pack (SRP) extends the MOM data warehouse to provide long term reports on performance metrics and alerts based on weekly and daily summarization of data. Key reports include Exchange resource and protocol utilization, AD disk utilization and replication latency, OS performance...
  • Blog Post: Using the Data Warehouse Part 2 – Event Data

    Following on from the previous blog( now updated with Alert schema ) showing how to query the data warehouse for Alert data, this post will cover utilizing Event Data. Out of the box, we provide 3 main Event reports. Event Analysis Report Allows you to show a tabular list of events for a given...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager Report Authoring Guide

    The report authoring guide for Operations Manager 2007 is now available for download. http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/4/d/74deff5e-449f-4a6b-91dd-ffbc117869a2/OpsMgr2007_RprtGuide.doc Thanks Daniel Savage
  • Blog Post: Data Warehouse Data Retention Policy (dwdatarp.exe)

    The tool linked in this article allows you to view and configure the data warehouse data retention policies configured within your Operations Manager DW. Follow the instructions below to use. Prerequisites Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Operations Manager 2007 Reporting SP1 Installation ...
  • Blog Post: Using the Data Warehouse Part 1 - Alert Data

    I get asked a lot about the best way to use Operations Manager Reporting to answer business specific questions such as "How do I gain efficiencies with my IT Operators?" or "How can I continually improve my monitoring system?" . Although these may be process related, the data we keep within the data...
  • Blog Post: New Beta AEM\DEM Reports

    As part of OpsMgr 2007 R2 and Desktop Error Monitoring 3.5 (DEM) we will be releasing four new AEM reports later this month. The 4 new reports are: - Top Blue Screen Computers - Top Blue Screen Computers by User - Top Crashing Applications by User - Top Crashing Applications by Computer...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager 2007 R2 Reporting Guide - call for scenarios

    We've just posted a new guide to the Operations Manager library - the Reporting Guide . This guide consolidates all reporting guidance (with the exception of report authoring) in one place. This guide also includes reporting scenarios to help you create specific reports to meet your business needs...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager/SSAS and PerformancePoint Scorecards

    Yesterday the PerformancePoint team released a sample solution that shows how to build cubes from the Operations Manager DW and then build balanced IT scorecards using Office PerformancePoint server from these cubes. The solution contains the queries to pull from the OperationsManagerDW using SSIS...
  • Blog Post: Reporting Scenarios – More Samples(Updated Attachment)

    Updated attachment to fix deployment for Forecast MP. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Use of included utilities are subject to the terms specified at http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.htm . Daniel Savage