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The System Center Operations Manager Support Team Blog
Service Level Dashboard 2.0 Installation Considerations and Guidance, Part 2
In part 1 of this two-part series, I covered some of the more eluding points that are not addressed in the SLD guide, like where to host the SLD components, and accounts required for installation and configuration. This is the second installment of the series, where I document my installation experience...
14 Apr 2010
The Windows Server Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 has been updated and released
Just an FYI that we recently updated the Windows Server Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 and the new version is now available for download. Changes in This Update The March 2010 release (version 6.0.6794.0) of the Windows Server Operating System Management Pack includes the...
23 Mar 2010
Troubleshooting alert storms in OpsMgr 2007
A large and sudden increase in the number of alerts is called an alert storm. An alert storm can be a symptom of massive changes of some kind within your management group, such as the catastrophic failure of networks. An alert storm can also be a symptom of configuration issues within Microsoft System...
25 Feb 2010
List of known issues when you use a management pack for OpsMgr 2007 R2 in a localized version of Windows Server 2008 R2
Just an FYI that we have a new Knowledge Base article that lists the known issues that you may experience when you use a management pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 on a computer that is running a localized version of Windows Server 2008 R2. If you haven't already seen it you...
3 Feb 2010
New KB solution: The "Windows Operating System" column has a "Not monitored" state for a new agent
In the Operations Manager console of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, the Windows Operating System column may have a Not Monitored state for a new agent. Additionally, the state never changes to Healthy. This issue occurs because the new agent has the same NetBIOS name as a previously...
2 Feb 2010
Now available for download: The Windows 2008 R2 Direct Access Server Management Pack for Ops Manager 2007 SP1
Brief Description The DirectAccess Server Management Pack supports a rich set of Alarms, Monitors and Agent Tasks that can be used to successfully and efficiently manage a DirectAccess server. Overview The DirectAccess Server Management Pack supports a rich set of Alarms, Monitors and Agent Tasks that...
28 Jan 2010
Creating Rules and Monitors with a Schedule/Understanding XML internals!
Our own Steve Rachui posted some great info on creating Rules and Monitors with a schedule. If you haven't seen it already I have a brief intro and a link below: Although there are other posts that address this topic none of them go in depth to explain the various elements that are part of a rule...
30 Nov 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 KB: Description of System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Update
We published a new Knowledge Base article last week, this one a description of System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Update. This update provides a cumulative rollup of hotfixes for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 together with the following improvements...
9 Nov 2009
System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cross Platform Update Now Available for Download
The System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cross Platform Update adds fixes for a defunct process issue on Unix/Linux Servers, as well as, adds support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions) and Solaris Zone support. Feature Summary: The System Center Operations Manager...
14 Oct 2009
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
Microsoft Windows Key Management Service Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 v2 Released
The Key Management Service is used to activate computers running Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Each activation request is logged on the KMS host. The KMS Management Pack collects data from the event logs of defined KMS hosts, and monitors those hosts for availability. This monitoring provides...
18 Sep 2009
Understanding Monitors in OpsMgr 2007 - Part II Aggregate Monitors
Our very own Steve Rachui recently started a new series of posts based on his highly touted MMS 2009 presentation so if you were unlucky enough to have missed it the first time around here’s your chance to get caught up. Last week I posted a link to Part I – Unit Monitors , and this week he’s followed...
9 Sep 2009
OpsMgr 2007: Scripts may not run when expected
We recently saw an issue related to the scheduler function in the Operations Manager 2007 agent. A customer had written a script to run on the agent that would query a certain LoB application and report state to the Operations Manager database. Due to certain circumstances, he needed to run...
23 Jul 2009
Windows Server Hyper-V Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 now available
Just an FYI that last Friday we released the Windows Server Hyper-V Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007. I have a brief overview and a download link below: Overview This management pack supports monitoring of Windows Server Hyper-V systems. This includes monitoring coverage...
22 Jun 2009
Fixing Discovery issues in OpsMgr 2007
The System Center Operations Manager 2007 product team just posted a cool article on how to fix a couple Discovery related issues and if you haven’t already seen it then it’s worth a quick read. Here’s the scenario they work with: In this post I shall discuss a scenario where we had the following...
18 Jun 2009
OpsMgr 2007: "Error 25218: Failed to uninstall SDK MOF" when installing SP1
Here’s an issue we see on a fairly regular basis around here that I thought would be worth a quick post. This one is concerning an error you may get when trying to install Service Pack 1 for System Center Operations Manager 2007: “Error 25218: Failed to uninstall SDK MOF”. The details are below, and...
5 May 2009
Management Group Fails to Start after OpsMgr 2007 R2 upgrade - Logs event IDs 20056, 2000
After you upgrade to System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 you may notice that a management group fails to start and you see the following events being logged: Event Type: Error Event Source: OpsMgr Connector Event Category: None Event ID: 20056 Description: Failed to initialize the IPC channels for...
22 Apr 2009
Using SiteName when deploying gateways to help manage alerts
The Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 team blog has a great post on using SiteName when deploying gateways to help manage alerts in case you haven’t seen it. This one comes from Rob Kuehfus and he includes a high level overview as well as a link to the detailed steps: When deploying the Operations...
9 Mar 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
We had two new Operations Manager 2007 Knowledge Base articles last week
Just an FYI that we have 2 new Knowledge Base articles available for System Center Operations Manager 2007. It looks like these published the end of last week and I have the titles and links below: KB959497 - The System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 SDK service may stop unexpectedly...
24 Feb 2009
Configuring Connected Management Groups in OpsMgr 2007
Our very own Steve Rachui just posted a cool how-to on setting up connected management groups in Operations Manager 2007. If you're not familiar with the concept, this allows us to create a 'single pane of glass' view of an OpsMgr environment with more than one management group. As Steve...
10 Feb 2009
OpsMgr 2007: Management Pack Quality Survey
Over on the Operations Manager 2007 product team blog they announced that they're launching a new survey to gauge the quality of management packs for Operations Manager 2007. This is your chance to provide feedback straight to the team in charge of developing many of the management packs you end...
5 Feb 2009
OpsMgr 2007: Reporting console returns error "Client found response content type of 'text/html', but expected 'text/xml'"
Here's an interesting one I came across that I think you'll find interesting. This one covers a message you may get if you're using the 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003: ======== Issue: When you open the System Center Operations Manager 2007 reporting console you may get the below error. ...
19 Nov 2008
OpsMgr 2007: The AD and DHCP Management Packs have been updated
We had a couple new Management Pack updates released last Friday, one for the Active Directory Management and the other for the DHCP Management Pack. Windows Server 2008 is now supported for each. More information and download details can be found here . Enjoy! J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability...
10 Nov 2008
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