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  • Blog Post: Check if new Management Packs have been received using PowerShell

    Today I deployed some new Management Pack in my OM2012 demo environment, and to check if the Management Packs got deployed I checked the Operations Manager Eventlog for eventid 1201. And because I do this every time when I deploy new Management Packs I created a PowerShell script to check for these...
  • Blog Post: The Partner Pack Newsletter: Subject related to MP Best Practices

    Source: MOMTeam Maybe you have missed the blog post from Chris Fox about The Partner Pack Newsletter on the MOMTeam blog. What is  The Partner Pack?   The Partner Pack is a bi-weekly newsletter that  focuses on topical subjects related to Management Pack best practices.   Started...
  • Blog Post: Updated version of Scheduled Tasks - Management Pack from Inovativ

    Scheduled Tasks - Management Pack INOVATIV presents the Scheduled Tasks management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007. Completely free and without any restrictions! They have put their experience of System Center products and solutions to work in this completely native management pack. The...
  • Blog Post: Finding scripts in OpsMgr 2007 MPs

    Did you ever wanted to know which scripts are used in a MP? Today I found a way to do that using PowerShell and a Xpath query. Here are the steps I’ve taken: Export the MP to XML Open PowerShell and load the exported XML $xml = New-Object "System.Xml.XmlDocument" $xml.Load("c:\temp\Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Anybody wants to test my OpsMgr MP Authoring PowerGUI PowerPack?

    I just created my first PowerGUI PowerPack which you can use together with the MP Authoring Console. Just like I blogged previously in my MP Authoring Helper PowerShell script here . Here a teaser screenshot of the PowerGUI PowerPack.   It’s just a first version I created and I would like to have...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr can monitor everything: The Coretech Coffee Monitor Management Pack – 0.0.0.1

    How cool is this? Coretech has created a coffee monitor MP. This management packs can be used to keep track of the level of coffee in left in the pot. With this management pack, you will never run dry of, what we all know, is the most important part of a productive environment! This is mostly made as...
  • Blog Post: OpsManJam Tip for SharePoint Dummies

    I already blogged about the new OpsManJam website where you can find unofficial management packs, management pack authoring tutorials and guidance, featured articles on everything OpsManager 2007, command shell scripts, and more.  Kevin Holman also blogged about this website and told that the site...
  • Blog Post: Xandros leader in offering suite of MP applications?

    Source: Edge Martin Buckly of Microsoft talks with Andreas Typaldos, CEO of Xandros about working with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Cross Platform Extensions and the new opportunities Xandros is seeing. Andreas Typaldos: “Xandros is looking to be a leader in offering a suite...
  • Blog Post: Reblog: Hear of new/updated Management Pack releases via new Twitter hashtag (#mpreleases)

    Source: Nexus SC: The System Center Team Blog Sacha Dawes: “One of the more common requests we receive from you regarding management pack availability is to communicate when new and updated releases become available.  While we are looking to improve such an announcement capability in Pinpoint (the...
  • Blog Post: Deleting OpsMgr Attributes

    Have you ever looked for a way to delete an Attribute you created (by accident)? I did today, when I was making some documentation about a Management Pack I created. As you can see there is no Delete option in the Authoring Pane of the OpsMgr Console. So what’s the easiest and fasted way to delete...
  • Blog Post: New bi-weekly news letter focused on MP Best Practices on OpsManJam

    Source: OpsManJam This time in “Tech Talk”: “Managing noise with your management pack. A frequent complaint heard regarding management packs is that once it is deployed in an environment, it is too noisy! In this article, we cover all aspects of “noise” – what noise is, some common sources of noise,...
  • Blog Post: Identifying source cause of excess resource consumption

    Source: System Center Forum “When CPU and memory resource consumption are running at or near 100%, the first thing an administrator wants to check is what processes are running at the time the excess resource consumption took place. The problem is that by the time you can get to a machine and retrieve...
  • Blog Post: Response: What’s the diff? Or – how to see exactly what is new with an updated MP

    Source: Kevin Holman’s OpsMgr Blog Kevin blogged about ways to find the differences between different versions of a MP. After converting the MP’s to XML files he showed you could use XML Notepad or Beyond Compare to show the differences between the two MP’s. He ends with the question if you have some...
  • Blog Post: NEW nworks MP 5.0

    Source: Gerben’s Blog On Virtualization “Veeam released a new version of it’s plug-in (Management Pack [StS]) for Operations Manager monitoring products from HP or Microsoft. The plug-in (Management Pack [StS]) is a significant add-on to the monitoring products in order to keep in touch with what happens...
  • Blog Post: Reblog: Management Pack Authoring Survey

    Source: MOM Team The Operations Manager product group is looking for feedback on how you author custom Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager 2007, as well as areas where we can improve. Please take this survey to help guide future authoring investments. The survey is anonymous and should...
  • Blog Post: Retrieving Management Pack Reference Aliases using PowerShell

    Today I was playing around with some MP Authoring automation using PowerShell and I needed to retrieve the Management Pack Reference Alias within a Management Pack. If you export a Management Pack to XML using the Get-SCOMManagementPack Cmdlet you can view the XML file and its contents. Get - SCOMManagementPack...
  • Blog Post: Management Packs Guides Online

    Source Jeanie Decker and Raymond Chou "The Management Pack Guide library is now live on TechNet. About half (23) of the Operations Manager 2007 guides are available in the library now, with the rest to be added over the next few weeks. The guides are organized into Operating Systems & Technologies...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr SQL Full or Differential Backup Check

    I helped a customer creating a OpsMgr Monitor for checking if the there has been a SQL Full or Differential Backup within a specified number of hours. David Scheltens created the SQL query. Remark: Please read information on System Center Central for more info on this article. This is how you could...
  • Blog Post: Creating overrides in Service Level Dashboard for OpsMgr 2007

    Today I started to dive into the Service Level Dashboard for System Center Operations Manager 2007 . So I downloaded all the files and read the documentation and even watched the video about it. I did all the steps and finally wanted to create some overrides for the Service Level Dashboard Template...
  • Blog Post: MP Template Guide on OpsManJam

    Jeanie Decker Vlad Jonaovic have put together a mp template and guide for creating MP guides . Use this information to develop mp guides like Microsoft does.   Go to the OpsManJam website to download this guide.
  • Blog Post: Free download of Silects MP Studio Lite

    Source: System Center Forum “Silect Studio has delivered for the Operations Manager community in a big way with MP Studio 2007 Lite, a scaled down version of MP Studio designed primarily for MP reporting (in HTML format).” Go for download location to source .
  • Blog Post: MP Guide Library complete

    Source: Jeanie Decker The guides for Windows operating systems and technologies and the guides for server products are all online now. Read more on source .
  • Blog Post: New OpsMgr 2007 and MOM 2005 MP’s available

    Source: MPNotifier Windows 2008 Network Policy Server MP for MOM 2005. Release date: 8/5/2008. http://tinyurl.com/5rlgot Deployment Service MP for OpsMgr 2007. Release date: 8/5/2008. http://tinyurl.com/6g8z46
  • Blog Post: Overrides in separate management packs

    I saw this question in one of our internal maillists and I sometimes also get the question why you aren’t able to select another MP than the one where the custom monitor has been saved. Why is this and is there a way to place them in a separate MP? Answer: This is happening because the monitors...
  • Blog Post: Tool for removing Management Packs with references to unsealed MPs

    Source: Secure Vantage Team Blog I already tried to create a PowerShell script to remove a MP with references to other unsealed MPs but due to some other things ;-) did not finish it, but now Secure Vantage has released a tool that you can use to remove override references from the MP you are trying...