News

System Center 2012 Officially Released

System Center 2012 announced at MMS on 16th April by Brad Anderson

Microsoft System Center 2012 is a comprehensive management platform that enables you to more easily and efficiently manage your IT environments, including your server infrastructure and client devices.

With System Center 2012, you get the most cost effective and flexible platform for managing your traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, and client computers and devices.

System Center 2012 is the only unified management platform where you can manage multiple hypervisors, physical resources, and applications in a single offering, versus multiple fragmented point solutions delivered by competitors.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/default.aspx

Premier

OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT

http://www.opsvault.com

Microsoft Premier Support UK - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/

General

Steve Rachui's Manageability blog - ConfigMgr/OpsMgr - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/steverac/

System Center WebLog by Russ Slaten - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rslaten/

The Manageability Guys - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/

Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/

Insufficient data from Andrew Fryer - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/andrew/

Configuration Manager & SMS

The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/

The Deployment Guys - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys

System Center Configuration Manager Solutions - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mwiles/

Carlos Santiago's Manageability Blog - Configuration Manager - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/carlossantiago/

Michael Niehaus' Windows and Office deployment ramblings - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mniehaus/

Paul Thomsen at myITforum.com

http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/pthomsen/default.aspx

Jeff Gilbert's Web blog at myITforum.com

http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jgilbert/default.aspx

Operations Manager & MOM

The System Center Operations Manager Support Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/operationsmgr/

Kevin Holman's System Center Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/

Jimmy Harper's Operations Manager Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jimmyharper/

Emre's OpsMgr Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/emreguclu/

MPAuthor - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mpauthor/

Other

System Center: Virtual Machine Manager Engineering Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/scvmm/

The Microsoft Application Virtualization Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/

The Out Of Band Management Support Team blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/oob/

Tweets

Operations Manager & MOM

@OpsMgr

Tweets from the Ops manager team

@MPReleases

Notification of new Management Pack Releases as they happen.

@MS_SystemCenter

We are the System Center Support team. We support App-V, ConfigMgr, DPM, MED-V, Opalis, OpsMgr, Server App-V, Service Manager, SCE, SCVMM, WSUS and more.

@system_center

The folks at Microsoft who work on the System Center family of products and solutions.

Documents

None This Month

Downloads

Operations Manager

System Center Monitoring Pack for Java EE:

These monitoring packs monitor JEE (Java Enterprise Edition) application servers. Monitoring packs are available for IBM WebSphere, Oracle WebLogic, Red Hat JBoss and Apache Tomcat.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/system-center-monitoring-pack-for-java-ee-12884938473

Monitoring Pack for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator

The Microsoft System Center Monitoring Pack for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator monitors the health and availability of Microsoft System Center 2012 - Orchestrator.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/mornitoring-pack-for-system-center-2012-orchestrator-12884938510

Monitoring Pack for WS-Management and SMASH Device Discovery

This management pack adds a new template to System Center 2012 – Operations Manage to enable discovery and management of WS-Management/SMASH compliant devices.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/monitoring-pack-for-ws-management-and-smash-device-discovery-12884938511

Monitoring Pack for System Center 2012 - Configuration Manager

This monitoring pack will allow you to monitor the health of Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager by monitoring general health; data replication between Configuration Manager sites; server and service availability; SQL Server configurations; Backup and recovery; backlog monitoring; software update synchronization; and other server role configuration.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/monitoring-pack-for-system-center-2012-configuration-manager-12884938509

System Center Security Monitoring Pack for Endpoint Protection

The System Center Security Monitoring Pack for Endpoint Protection provides real-time monitoring of your Endpoint Protection clients by using System Center Operations Manager. Alerts can be configured for virus activity, firewall downtime, or update failures. In addition to real-time event monitoring, the Endpoint Protection Security Management Pack also provides automated response capabilities to remediate security related issues.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/system-center-security-monitoring-pack-for-endpoint-protection-12884909636

SQL Server Monitoring Management Pack

The SQL Server Management Pack provides the capabilities for Operations Manager 2007 R2 and Operations Manager 2012 to discover SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, and SQL Server 2012. It monitors SQL Server components such as database engine instances, databases, and SQL Server agents.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/sql-server-monitoring-management-pack-12884902035

Monitoring Pack for System Center 2012 - App Controller

The Microsoft System Center 2012 - App Controller monitoring pack is designed to be used for monitoring System Center 2012 - App Controller's health. It allows you to proactively manage App Controller and identify issues with the App Controller services, website and database.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/monitoring-pack-for-system-center-2012-app-controller-12884938999

Management Pack for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 Work Item Synchronization

This management pack synchronizes System Center 2012 - Operations Manager Application Performance Monitoring (APM) alerts and Team Foundation Server (TFS) work items. After importing this management pack, operators can manually assign APM alerts to the engineering team. Assigning an APM alert to engineering creates a new work item in Team Foundation Server. The management pack workflow tracks and synchronizes changes made to TFS work items and changes made to associated Operations Manager APM alerts.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/management-pack-for-microsoft-visual-studio-team-foundation-server-2010-work-item-synchronization-12884939643

Orchestrator

System Center Integration Pack for Active Directory

The Integration Pack for Active Directory is an add-on for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator that enables you to connect System Center Orchestrator to your Active Directory Server to automate its management.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/system-center-integration-pack-for-active-directory-12884929150

Integration Pack for VMware vSphere

The integration pack for VMware vSphere is an add-on for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator that assists you in automating actions in VMware vSphere, enabling full management of your virtualized computing infrastructure.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/integration-pack-for-vmware-vsphere-12884923727

Integration Pack for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus

The Integration Pack for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus is an add-on for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator that enables you to automate responses to alerts raised within IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus. You can combine these automated responses, or activities, with the standard activities found in Orchestrator.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/integration-pack-for-ibm-tivoli-netcool-omnibus-12884923726

Integration Pack for HP Service Manager

The Integration Pack for HP Service Manager is an add-on for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator that enables you to retrieve, create, update and monitor tickets in HP Service Manager.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/integration-pack-for-hp-service-manager-12884933541

Integration Pack for HP Operations Manager

The Integration Pack for HP Operations Manager is an add-on for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator that enables you to automate the consolidation and correlation of fault and performance events across you entire physical and virtual IT infrastructure.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/integration-pack-for-hp-operations-manager-12884933547

Integration Pack for HP iLO and OA

The Integration Pack for HP Lights-Out (iLO) and Onboard Administrator (OA) is an add-on for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator that enables you to automate HP iLO and OA commands.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/integration-pack-for-hp-ilo-and-oa-12884933540

Events/Webcasts

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42364#42364

Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42363

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42365

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42555

Microsoft System Center Overview On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42366

If you have questions or feedback, contact us.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032454027&culture=en-US

New KB's

Configuration Manager & SMS

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: The Maximum Threads Per Package setting for distribution points does not work expectedly in certain situation in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2678757/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: Hotfix rollup for Asset Intelligence compatibility issues in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2: March 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2691428/en-US

Operations Manager & MOM

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: Importing a Management Pack in System Center Operations Manager fails if a dependent management pack isn't imported

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698846/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: The Operations Manager Health Service does not process configuration files and logs Event IDs 7022 and 1220

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946428/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: Error message when you configure Agent Exception Monitoring to use a remote file share in System Center Operations Manager: "A file share could not be created"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946435/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: AEM does not work when the management server action account is a low-permission account in System Center Operations Manager

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948559/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: The Client Monitoring Configuration Wizard fails with an unknown error that occurs together with the 80FF002B code when you enable the client monitoring feature in System Center Operations Manager

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949449/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: You cannot add required permissions to the share when you run the "fix permissions" task in System Center Operations Manager

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949450/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: The "Windows Operating System" column has a "Not monitored" state for a new Operations Manager agent

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979387/en-US