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  • 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
  • Blog Post: If you install OpsMgr 2007 Reporting and then install secondary MS then it will not be able to write DW data as profiles are not created

    I just realized that we had not created a KB article for this issue so I thought I would blog about this issue while the KB article is in the process of being published. Issue: If you install reporting and then install a secondary MS then it will not be able to write DW data as profiles are not created...
  • Blog Post: Some Sample Reports...

    Back at MMS this year we presented a session on authoring reports. During that session my colleague Vitaly created a SQL stored procedure that allowed us to create a server overview report showing key server metrics such as Processor Count, Physical Memory, CPU Utilization, Availability and Logical Disk...
  • Blog Post: ACS Reports for Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2

    ACS reports that will come out of the box with System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 , will support Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2. In addition, R2 which has many new enhancement and features - and for ACS in particular, it will also include more robust creation of indexes for better...
  • Blog Post: Installing Operations Manager 2007 Reporting successfully

    Detailed below are some validation steps that should be completed before attempting to install Operations Manager 2007 Reporting. During this installation, you are prompted for two accounts: the Data Warehouse Write account and the Data Reader account. These accounts are created as domain user...
  • Blog Post: Designing a custom performance report

    On February 27th 2009 I presented a TechNet Webcast to show how to author your own custom performance reports using Operations Manager 2007. The webcast can be viewed from https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mseventsbmo/view?id=1032399073&role=attend&pw=9CAB8380 Attached to this...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 R2 MP version 6.1.7599.0 is Released!

    The System Center Operations Manager team has released its second quarterly update of the OpsMgr 2007 R2 MP to the catalog. You can download the MP from this page . This package (Version 6.1.7599.0) is specific to OpsMgr 2007 R2 and will not import on product versions prior to that. We’ve packed a...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 R2 MP version 6.1.7672.0 is released

    I’m very glad to announce that the 3 rd quarterly update for the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 management pack is now available. You can download the MP from the Pinpoint catalog and it will be available shortly in the R2 web service catalog for download directly from your operations...
  • Blog Post: APM Configured Endpoint Report

    So... I was talking to my friend/colleague Eric in MSIT (Microsoft IT), who is one of our internal System Center power users, as you can imagine. MSIT manages thousands of line of business applications. As APM gets rolled out to web farms, or new servers are added to the monitoring system, how do you...
  • Blog Post: System Center Operations Manager Reporting blog by Eugene Bykov

    Abstract: My name is Eugene Bykov and I am a developer responsible for reporting user interface in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. I frequently get asked questions about new Operations Manager 2007 reporting infrastructure and ways of adopting it to needs of particular organization. I...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager and PerformancePoint Server

    Last year we released a whitepaper that details how to extract Operations Manager data and view this in PerformancePoint dashboards. The original solution which can be downloaded here : The sample code is here : http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/e/2/4e26e51d-e9ef-4dd5-8194-fe95e228335e/new...
  • 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...