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  • Blog Post: Live TechNet Webcast: Client Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Level 200)

    Here's another webcast you'll want to keep on your radar screen if you use System Center Operations Manager 2007.  This one is a week from this Friday on February 29th.  This is a good overview of client monitoring using OpsMgr 2007 and by the end of this session you should have a good understanding...
  • Blog Post: Service Level Dashboard for System Center Operations Manager 2007

    Have you heard about the Service Level Dashboard for System Center Operations Manager 2007?  If not then you'll definitely want to check this out.  Below is a brief synopsis of what the Service Level Dashboard is that I stole from their website: ======== The Service Level Dashboard for Operations...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007: Monitoring .NET Application Performance

    With all the interest around creating custom OpsMgr 2007 solutions, I thought I'd write a simple code sample to help app development teams instrument their code to further gain value from OpsMgr 2007. Keep in mind the attached sample is just that - a sample (not product ready code), but it paints a clear...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007: How to create a monitor to alert when a network share is created

    Here's a really neat tip sent by Jose Rodas, a real life OpsManager Support Engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina.  If you've ever wanted to be altered whenever a new network file share is created or modified or deleted then he can show you how: ======== To create a rule that generates an alert...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007: No Health State for DFS Link Targets

    Here's an interesting issue uncovered by Michael Sadoff, one of our top Support Escalation Engineers out in North Carolina.  If you're looking to monitor DFS Link Targets with the Microsoft Windows Server DFS 2003 management pack then you'll definitely want to check this out: ======== Issue: When...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007: Monitoring Health Service Availability

    In OpsMgr 2007, the object-oriented design used in management packs sometimes complicates monitoring. It's not easy to know which class of entity will generate a specific alert or produce data. Therefore, it's a common mistake to target the wrong class in a report or within a notification subscription...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007: Monitor or rule targeted at computer group does not generate alerts

    One issue we still seem to see a lot of confusion about is the way that you use System Center Operations Manager 2007 to target computer groups.  It's different than the method you might have used in Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 so if you try to do it the old way then you may not get the results...