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  • Blog Post: New release from Silect: MP Author SP1

    Yesterday Silect released a new version of their MP Authoring tool targeted to IT Pros. This tool is called MP Author and is completely free for all System Center Customers and will be the tool we recommend to IT Pros who need to do MP Authoring. It replaces previous tools we have piloted such as the...
  • Blog Post: Getting Social. Using Twitter

    Did you ever heard about Twitter ? Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? More and more people in the System Center world are using Twitter as a means to...
  • Blog Post: Exclusive: Savision Live Maps 2.0

    Savision showed their new version Live Maps 2.0 on MMS, and because I’ve been a beta tester I can already tell you it has some great new features. NEW FEATURES Live Maps Web Console The Live Maps web console displays Live Maps maps in Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6.0 and above). Any map...
  • Blog Post: Update: OpsMgr 2007 Toolbox

    I’ve updated my OpsMgr 2007 Toolbox with the Windows PowerShell Scriptomatic from Ed Wilson, My Log File Viewer Util from Jeevan Bisht and the Data Warehouse Data Retention Policy tool from Daniel Savage. Here is the link to the updated version. Today I found out that Stuart Renes also created...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell CMDLets for WebSphere MQ - administer queues on Windows or Linux

    Source: All About Interop Dino Chiesa is writing about PowerShell CMDLets for WebSphere. “It seems IBM have been busy doing CmdLets for MQ, and somehow this escaped my attention . Starting back in December 2007, Dale Lane at IBM published a series of posts about the topic of PowerShell CmdLets...
  • Blog Post: Using SQL Nexus to troubleshoot OpsMgr SQL Server performance issues

    SQL Nexus is a tool that helps you identify the root cause of SQL Server performance issues. It loads and analyzes performance data collected by SQLDiag and PSSDiag . It can dramatically reduce the amount of time you spend manually analyzing data. With the RML Utilities you can answer questions such...
  • Blog Post: Savision Free Live Maps for Everyone

    Source: PRWeb “ Savision B.V., the leader in Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager visualization, today announced the availability of a free version of Live Maps for Microsoft Operations Manager 2007. Microsoft Operations Manager administrators everywhere can now benefit from the extraordinary...
  • Blog Post: SCOPE = System Center OpsMgr PowerShell Extentions

    Source: Pavleck.Net Jeremy ( who is turning 32 on September 26 and is giving away presents ) blogged about SCOPE. S ystem C enter O psMgr P owershell E xtentions is a collaborative operation between Jeremy, Marco Shaw, Cameron Fuller, Pete Zerger and - you, possibly. They are at the very early stages...
  • Blog Post: Xian Io Video

    Source: Bernardo Sanchez Blog In this video you get a quick overview of how Xian Network Manager Io works with System Center Operations Manager 2007. Focus will be on: - Adding devices / servers - Adding monitoring rules - performance data and alerts in OpsMgr 2007 - Xian Io Reports within OpsMgr 2007...
  • Blog Post: Savision Live Maps has dropped their prices

    Today I had a look at the Savisions Live Maps for Operations Manager 2007 pricelist and they have changed and dropped some of their prices. License Price (€) Small Business Edition (5 views) 755.00 Standard Edition (15 views) 2,000.00 Professional Edition (35 views...
  • 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: Xian Network Manager Io SP2 beta now available

    Source: Jalasoft Jalasoft announced yesterday that soon it is going to be releasing service pack 2 for their monitoring solution Xian Network Manager Io for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007. At this moment SP2 is undergoing heavy testing for large environment scalability in their labs...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Started MPNotifier on Twitter

    I already posted an article on using Twitter and now I’ve create a MPNotifier Twitter account . So if you want to know about the latest MPs just follow the MPNotifier Twitter .
  • Blog Post: Management Pack for Nokia Firewalls released by Jalasoft

    Source: Bernardo Sanchez Blog SMP for Nokia Firewalls now available Jalasoft has released the new SMP for Nokia Firewalls. It is now really simple to add your Nokia Firewall into the Operations Manager 2007 environment. The SMP comes with a large number of rules that can be applied easily. Also policy...
  • Blog Post: First impression of Security Top Alerts MP (STAMP) from Secure Vantage

    Secure Vantage is offering a free download of their Security Top Alerts Management Pack (STAMP). STAMP is designed to provide key alerting for Windows Server Security events leveraging System Center Operations Manager 2007. STAMP is intended to provide security alerting and operations for key Windows...
  • Blog Post: MP Authoring: Extending a class attribute from a file

    Sources: Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr and                Savision Live Maps Blog Is this a coincidence or what? I’ve been asked to take a look at some new blog articles from Savision about adding a ‘location...
  • Blog Post: Silect MP Studio Lite vs MPViewer

    Feature MP Studio Lite MPViewer Register Management Groups 1 Group n.a. Multiple views of Management Pack files or installed Management Packs X you need to select a MP to view Graphical view of MP references X View Content – rules, monitors, modules, views...
  • Blog Post: Dutch System Center Event “Meer dan Beheer 2008”

    On September 12th 2008, the Dutch System Center User Group , INOVATIV (the System Center specialists) and Secure Vantage , will organize the System Center event of the year: " Meer dan beheer 2008 " in The Netherlands. Dutch speaking professionals and IT managers are invited to join them in...
  • Blog Post: Yet another Maintenance Mode GUI

    Today I got an email from Mark Wolzak with the question if I could give some exposure to his newly created Maintenance Mode GUI based on PowerShell and Windows Forms. At his company there are several people who have to perform maintenance tasks in the monitored environment. Not all of them are familiar...
  • Blog Post: RSS2Twitter Part 2

    Thanks to Jeremy Pavleck I found out that Twitterfeed is much more efficient than using a PowerShell rss2twitter script. And he is right! But I learned some PowerShell creating the rss2twitter script ;-)
  • Blog Post: Secure Vantage Security Management Pack Templates

    Source: Secure Vantage Team Blog I was lucky enough to get a preview of Secure Vantage Security Management Pack Templates and more this week and there are very cool! I wanted to write about them but it was NDA, but now the Secure Vantage Team has blogged about them. I have seen some more great new solutions...
  • Blog Post: White Paper on the integration of EMC Smarts and System Center Operations Manager 2007.

    Source: Microsoft Download Center As IT infrastructures grow in complexity, IT administrators continue to search for solutions that will help them effectively monitor and maintain these environments. But it is not enough to just monitor servers and applications. To achieve the most effective, efficient...
  • Blog Post: What’s in an Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack?

    I know this isn’t the first blog about what’s in a MP, but lately I often get asked what’s in MP from my fellow Premier Field Engineers. Often they want to know which rules and monitors are in a MP for a certain application and which thresholds are used. There are several tools available for looking...
  • Blog Post: Management Pack for SAP Monitoring

    Source: RealTech REALTECH's newly developed Management Pack for SAP Monitoring is one of the first integration modules to use the .NET interface of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 to display real-time information on the availability, performance, and error status of any SAP NetWeaver...