Whitepaper – Service Management’s Role in the Private Cloud

I am happy to announce that today Savision just published a new whitepaper authored by me. It is titled: Service Management’s Role in the Private Cloud Dispelling the Myopic Perception   This whitepaper sets out to define Private Cloud, the layers of Private Cloud, and those layers within which service management operates. The whitepaper also […]

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Great start For #SysCTR in 2015

We are just 8 days into 2015 and already there has been a lot of great things happening in the space. First off DPM has just received a highly anticipated feature. DPM now has Deduplication of the DPM Storage. The storage savings is anywhere from 50% to 90%! This is a huge improvement for DPM. […]

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Community tools: Manage SCSM DW Jobs and SCORCH Reporting

One of the many great things about System Center is the rich eco-system within the community. Many System Center guru’s contribute their time to making tools that improve or fill gaps within System Center and they release these to the community for FREE. Two new community tools have recently been released one for Service Manager […]

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DPM 2012 R2 Reporting Improvements

A while back I released a custom DPM report that could be loaded in SSRS. This report is community based and only offered reporting on one DPM server at a time. It was however an improvement over the out of the box DPM reporting. More about the custom DPM report here: http://www.buchatech.com/2014/04/free-dpm-backup-summary-report/ . Finally Microsoft […]

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New UR’s for SC 2012 R2 & SP1, Updated Exchange 13 MP & more

Wow another exciting day for Microsoft and specifically System Center! Microsoft is moving at a fast pace and doing some cool things. There were several announcements today. These included: Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 R2 http://aka.ms/yktkfk App Controller is not included in this. I am not surprised by this. Configuration Manager and Orchestrator […]

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Speaking @ MMS as one of the 3 International System Center Chefs

I am excited to be co-presenting a Service Manager session at MMS 2014 on November 10th. The session is titled: 900 Degrees of Service Manager with 3 International System Center Chefs. I am lucky to be co-presenting with: Here is what you can expect from the session: “In this demo-packed session, you explore the depths […]

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Hot off the press: Service Manager 2012 Unleashed book

The System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed book is finally done! I received some copies of it on Friday. It is set to publish on Monday October 6th 2014. Here is the link for it and a picture below. http://www.amazon.com/System-Center-Service-Manager-Unleashed/dp/067233707X There was a great team of people behind this book consisting of well-known folks in the […]

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SCORCH Web Console Error Executing the current operation

When I tried to access my Orchestrator 2012 R2 web console @ https://localhost:82 I was receiving the following error: Error Executing the current operation [HttpWebRequest_WebExeption_RemoteServer] Arguments: NotFound Debugging resource strings are unavailable. Often the key and arguments provide sufficient information to diagnose the problem. My Orchestrator web service (http://localhost:81/Orchestrator2012/Orchestrator.svc) still worked just fine. I did […]

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SCOM Cannot initialize report after DB move

After moving the SCOM database, DW database and Reporting database to a SQL 2012 cluster I was no longer able to run reports. I would get a Cannot initialize report error as shown in the following screenshot. More of the error: Microsoft.Reporting.WinForms.ReportServerException: An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted) —> Microsoft.Reporting.WinForms.ReportServerException: Cannot create a […]

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