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The System Center Operations Manager Support Team Blog
This is the OpsMgr 2007 blog for the Microsoft support team. If you were looking for the SCOM 2007 or MOM 2005 blog then you are in the right place.
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The System Center Operations Manager Support Team Blog
Enabling Agent Proxy for a Class in System Center Operations Manager 2007
Agent Proxy needs to be enabled for several different management pack features to work properly. Active Directory, Cluster and Exchange are few common management packs requiring Agent Proxy to be enabled, just to name a few. Enabling the Agent Proxy security setting allows an agent to submit data on...
29 Sep 2009
Tips for using OEM Deployment Tools
Steve Rachui has a great post on an issue he ran into using a couple deployment packs from IBM and Dell. He includes his resolution as well so if you’re using any of these you might want to check this out: OEMs (currently Dell and IBM) provide deployment packs that plug into the OSD feature of...
9 Mar 2009
How to enable a command notification channel in OpsMgr 2007
Command notifications differ from the other available notification channels. A command notification allows you to run an executable program automatically in response to an alert. Because you can run multiple commands in response to an alert you must assign a unique name to each command notification that...
12 Nov 2009
New Opalis KB Article: How to increase the maximum number of concurrent policy instances running on a single Opalis Integration Server Action Server
Here's another new Knowledge base article for you. We don't have an Opalis specific support blog so I thought I would go ahead and post it here. And if you're not running Opalis, why not?! ===== Opalis Integration Server imposes a default limit of 50 concurrent policy instances running on...
26 May 2010
How to remove old product connectors from System Center Operations Manager 2007
Just a quick heads up on a new KB article we published today: ===== Symptoms Removing an old product connector from System Center Operations Manager 2007 (OpsMgr 2007) may be necessary if the product connector is no longer used in the environment. There is no Delete option in admin console UI for product...
4 Oct 2011
Checking Management Packs for Best Practice Adherence
Steve Rachui has a good tip on using our Best Practice Analysis tool over on his Manageability blog. If you’ve never seen this tool before then you’ll want to read this one: If you work with OpsMgr you work with management packs in some form - either using ones available from the Microsoft download...
9 Mar 2009
Updated Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides: WDS and OpsMgr 2007 R2
The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released two updated guides for deployment and operations: Windows Deployment Services and System Center Operations Manager. These guides, updated to reflect the features and functionalities of Windows Server® 2008 R2 and System Center Operations Manager...
7 Oct 2009
How to monitor for Opalis Integration Server Platform Events
Opalis Integration Server provides a robust means of integrating with products such as Event Management Systems that can monitor hardware and software technology components but what monitors Opalis Integration Server? Many aspects of the Opalis Integration Server environment can be monitored by Event...
8 Jul 2010
Step by Step for using Certificates to communicate between agents and the OpsMgr 2007 server
System Center Operations Manager 2007 uses mutual authentication to communication with the agents. First the agent will try to communicate with Kerberos and when this is not possible certificates will be used for the secure communication. If you happen to have agents that lie outside of your domain...
10 Sep 2009
Four new Operations Manager KB articles published last week
We had four new Knowledge Base articles for Operations Manager 2007 and MOM 2005 published last week. I won't go into the details of each but the titles and links are below: KB975931 - Recommendations for antivirus exclusions that relate to MOM 2005 and to Operations Manager 2007 KB976593 - Error...
7 Dec 2009
OpsMgr 2007: How to configure a gateway to communicate with a different management server without moving agents
Here’s a neat piece of documentation I came across today that was written by one of our top Support Escalation Engineers, Ganesh Babu gnana Sundaram. If you ever need to reconfigure a Gateway server to communicate with a different Management server then this one’s for you: ======== You may find...
22 May 2009
Evaluate Systems Center Essentials with the new Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 VHD
System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 is a new management solution specifically designed for IT professionals working in midsize businesses who often face IT challenges similar to those of larger enterprises—troubleshooting user problems, automating management tasks, managing multiple systems, and diagnosing...
9 Mar 2009
TechNet Webcast: Operations Manager 2007 R2 Deployment and Upgrade Best Practices
Here's another cool webcast that actually occurred last month but you can still view it online in case you missed it. We get quite a few questions about how to deploy and upgrade to System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 so if this is something you have planned then this is a great place to start....
13 May 2009
How to link multiple Operations Manager 2007 Gateway Servers together
In Operations Manager, the Gateway server role is primary used for monitoring servers outside the Root Management Servers trusted Domain boundary. Another popular use of the Gateway role is for performance improvements by placing gateways in sites with poor network connectivity. Sometimes...
8 Dec 2009
Connected Management Groups in OpsMgr 2007 – How it works
Our very own Steve Rachui posted some great information today on how connected management groups in System Center Operations Manager 2007 work If this is something you work with then you’ll definitely want to check this out. I have Steve’s intro and a link below: My previous post covered...
4 Mar 2009
How to create an OpsMgr 2007 diagnostic task for Unix/Linux services
Microsoft’s own Chandan Bharti posted another great article over on his personal blog about how to create a diagnostic task for Unix/Linux services in System Center Operations Manager 2007 (SCOM 2007). This one actually builds on his previous post about creating a recovery task for the same thing: I...
12 Jan 2012
Categories Filter Missing in OpsMgr R2 Notifications
In System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1, the option to filter notifications by category was available in the UI but in the R2 release many changes were made to improve the flexibility of notification subscriptions and the category option was not included. Does that mean you can no longer...
15 Sep 2009
How to monitor new line entries in a log or text file using OpsMgr 2007
This was originally posted by our pals over on the SCCM and OpsMgr Arabic blog but they did such a great job that I thought it was worth a mirror here. If you ever have the need to monitor a text or log file for new entries then this should do the trick. ===== You may wish to monitor any new entry...
19 Jul 2010
New KB: Configuring Operations Manager 2007 R2 Product Connector Subscription Advanced Criteria
Just an FYI on a new KB we published today. This will eventually show up here but I thought I'd post a heads up since it may take another day or two before the link is live. As with all Knowledge Base articles we publish, when it does go live you should always refer to the original article...
29 Apr 2010
How to create a recovery task for Linux services in OpsMgr 2007
Microsoft’s own Chandan Bharti recently posted a great article over on his personal blog about how to create a recovery task for Linux services in System Center Operations Manager 2007 (SCOM 2007). If you’re looking to do the same then you’ll want to check this out: Once you create a monitor for...
11 Jan 2012
TechNet Wiki: Monitoring GPO changes using SCOM 2007 and PowerShell
Here’s another great article I found while I was checking out what was new over on the TechNet Wiki this morning. This one was written by Jan Varšavský and shows you how to monitor GPO changes using OpsMgr 2007 and PowerShell: Monitoring GPO changes is quite complex discipline and for covering all aspects...
19 Jul 2011
What’s new in OpsMgr 2007 R2 Deployment and Upgrade
The Operations Manager product team blog just posted some great information on what you need to know about upgrading and deploying System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2. Some of the big changes include: Operations Manager R2 now supports OM database roles running on SQL 2008 with SP1. ...
1 Jun 2009
Need personalized help implementing a Microsoft product or solution? Our new ProAdvisory service may be for you
I know this isn’t necessarily specific to Operations Manager but I wanted to let you know of a new support offering that we're rolling out. I am sure many of you have contacted Microsoft for support in the past and are aware of our various support offerings. We have Consumer support, Professional support...
1 Jul 2010
Steve Rachui is an OpsMgr blogging machine
If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time then you’re already familiar with the postings made by Steve Rachui over on his Manageability blog, but there’s been a flurry of activity over there in the past two days and it probably deserves a quick pointer here just in case you’re not a subscriber...
10 Jun 2009
How to decommission a cluster monitored by System Center Operations Manager 2007
Below are the steps necessary to stop monitoring a cluster that will be decommissioned and is currently being monitored with System Center Operations Manager 2007. If you do not follow this procedure, there is a risk that you may have orphaned virtual servers after the cluster is decommissioned...
1 Oct 2009
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