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  • Blog Post: Tired of people stopping your MOM service? Want to increase MOM agent availability?

    I hear reports quite often of people having trouble with MOM agents that get stopped or disabled by unwitting or mischievous server administrators. MOM administrators have to respond to missing heartbeat alerts and start up the MOM service using the update agent settings task or worse, logging into the...
  • Blog Post: Migration Guide Coming Soon

    Chis Fox has almost completed the Operations Manager 2007 Migration Guide. It should be out the week after next. Here is a preview of the TOC: Introduction to the Operations Manager 2007 Migration Guide MOM 2005 to Operations Manager 2007 Migration Overview Infrastructure Components...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 Capacity Planner Tool (Final Version)

    Last week the Operations Manager team attended the Microsoft Management Summit 2008 in Las Vegas and one of the big questions we got from almost all customers was when is the System Center Capacity tool going to be available? I glad to announce that the OpsMgr 2007 SCCP RTM model is now officially available...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 Performance and Sizing guide

    The official tool for capacity and sizing guidance for Operations Manager 2007 is System Center Capacity Planner, which is due out in the second half of calendar 2007. It is available now as a beta here . To download the beta, you will need a Windows Live ID or Passport Account. In the meantime, the...
  • Blog Post: MOM 2005 SP1 now supports Windows Server 2003 R2 and above

    MOM 2005 with Service Pack 1 now supports all MOM components (Database, Management Server, Console, Agent, Data Warehouse, Web Console, Reporting Console) on Windows Server R2 and above. There is no hotfix or patch required to enable this to work. Satya
  • Blog Post: Agent upgrade from SP1 RC (build 6246) to SP1 RTM (build 6278)

    On Feb 22nd we shipped the Service Pack 1 of OpsMgr 2007. We made one last minute change to one of the upgrade steps in the upgrade guide which did not make it to the upgrade documentation that was shipped with the SP1 bits. If users are upgrading from SP1 RC (6246) to SP1 RTM (6278) then will need to...
  • Blog Post: Low-bandwidth Scenarios

    We have received a couple of customer inquires regarding the use of Operations Manger 2007 in a low-bandwidth scenario. These issues deal with a situation where the Management Server in one site (Site A) is separated from its agents in another site (Site B), and Sites A and B are separated by a low-bandwidth...
  • 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: How to install the MOM Connector Framework (MCF), MOM to MOM Product Connector (MMPC) and MOM Web Console silently?

    The following command line switches have not been mentioned in the MOM 2005 deployment guide. These switches are for users who would like to install the MOM Connector Framework, MOM to MOM Product Connector and the MOM Web Console silently. Machine with MOMServer already installed: Msiexec...
  • Blog Post: Setup and Upgrade in System Center Operations Manager 2012

    For the Operations Manager 2012 release, we have made some big changes in the setup and upgrade areas to make the deployment experience more simple, intuitive, and easy to use. In this post, I’m going to go through some of the major changes in the deployment experiences to help you better prepare...
  • Blog Post: Running Multiple MOM Consoles at Once

    We had an interesting thread today on an internal alias about running multiple MOM consoles simultaneously. The following are supported configurations: Run multiple MOM 2000 consoles at once - create more than one MMC console with a MOM 2000 administrator console. Each console can point at the...
  • Blog Post: Disaster Recovery: OpsMgr 2007 Root Management Server on a Cluster

    I know we still haven't offically published any disaster recovery documentation but I hope the attached document gives you an idea of how you can recover from an Root Management Server on a cluster disaster scenario. We hope to have this offically published and supported soon. Note: We are working...
  • Blog Post: Yes... you can now install the MOM 2005 SP1 Agent on Windows XP Embedded

    The MOM 2005 SP1 Agent Prerequisite Component for Windows XP Embedded installs the necessary components that support the MOM 2005 SP1 Agent on Windows XP Embedded. This allows you to then install the MOM 2005 SP1 Agent and monitor the health of Windows XP Embedded in the same way as you monitor the health...
  • Blog Post: Bypassing the MOM 2005 Installation Prerequisite Checker

    There are quite a few situations recently which have come up where you might want to bypass the MOM 2005 installation prerequisite checker. These include installing MOM 2005 (not SP1) on a Yukon server, installing the MOM UI on Windows Vista, or installing MOM 2005 in a situation where the prerequisite...
  • Blog Post: What’s new in R2 Deployment and Upgrade

    <Update> I have include information on how to upgrade from R2 RC to R2 RTM. Not much has changed when upgrading from Operations Manager 2007 SP1 to R2 or deploying a fresh installation of Operations Manager 2007 R2. However, I do want to take the opportunity to point out few of the changes....
  • Blog Post: KB: Event ID 29112 generated after upgrading to System Center 2012 Operations Manager

    Here’s another new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about the cause and resolution of an issue where you get event ID 29112 logged after upgrading to System Center 2012 Operations Manager: ===== Symptoms After Upgrading from System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 CU5 to System...
  • Blog Post: Updated Management Packs have been released with Server 2008 Support!

    OpsMgr 2007 SP1 and SCE 2007 SP1 have recently announced support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in knowledge base article 953141 . Along with the release of this support statement, the first batch of management packs that provide monitoring for the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Operating System have...
  • Blog Post: To Repair or not to Repair, that is the question?

    I have recently seen many different uses of the agent "Repair…" action when it comes to agent install and upgrade. I have put together the following information with the help of the setup team to guide you on the uses of the repair action. Summary: When running agent repair the system basically...
  • 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: How does MOM 2005 Eval to licensed version upgrade work?

    You must have the MOM 2005 RTM version of Eval to upgrade to MOM 2005 RTM Licensed Version. 1) The upgrade from the evaluation version of MOM 2005 can be performed after the evaluation version has expired. 2) You must then run the MOM 2005 licensed version (MOMServer.msi) on the server that has...
  • 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: How to change agent control level = Full to None for pre-existing MOM 2005/SP1 agents?

    The following things need to be done in order to change Agent Control Level from Full to None. Stop the MOM service on the MOM Management Server managing the particular agent whose control level needs to be changed. Open the Admin Console Select the All Computer node choose the Management...
  • Blog Post: What other operations happen during (Push/Manual)agent install (Push/Manual)?

    You want this information if you are going to use SCCM or some other product to deploy Ops Manager agents. So here is what happens in splash screen underneath (same happens in push-agent) 1. If MSXML 6.0 is not installed install it (You can get it from CD under msxml\<CPU arch of agent> dir...
  • Blog Post: Having trouble discovering computers using the OpsMgr 2007 Discovery Wizard?

    Having trouble discovering computers using the OpsMgr 2007 Discovery Wizard? If you've ever tried to discovering a computer using our Discovery Wizard and the results were not what you expected (the computer failed to be discovered)... here are some great steps to get you started. Is the computer...
  • 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...