System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 – Log On Locally Right & the Default Action Account

I have been seeing more and more organizations tightening security which is excellent! However, one of the victims is the System Center Operations Manager Default Action Account – the action account is denied the log on locally right on the RMSe and other management servers. I am not too concerned when it occurs on an agent since that won’t disrupt the...

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Amazon releases a Management Pack for OpsMgr 2012 and 2007 R2

Amazon’s investment in participating in MMS 2013, coupled with a slew of announcements from Microsoft about Windows Azure improvements, and topped-off with a heapin’ helping of rumors around TechEd 2013 announcements, Amazon is dipping its toes into the System Center waters. Amazon announced today that it has released a Management Pack for both OpsMgr 2012 and 2007 R2, allowing you...

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MP for Windows Server Updated

The System Center Management Pack for Windows Server Operating System provides the fundamental monitoring basics for computers running the Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012 Operating System. Read the full details and download: System Center Management Pack for Windows Server Operating System

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SCOM: Heartbeat Failure Alert Tuning

I recently deployed SCOM in a highly distributed network. Most of the edge locations had slow WAN links. These edge locations would often go offline. With the combination of the slow WAN links and them going offline SCOM would flood with alerts/emails on Health Service Heartbeat Failure and Computer Not Reachable monitors. This had to be tuned out because these...

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Veeam Updates OpsMgr Integration MP, fixes bugs

Veeam has just announced an update to their MP Integrations Management Pack.  If you are using the MP, jump out and grab the update: Veeam Integration MP 6.0.0.1422 What’s fixed? Maintenance mode synchronization in System Center 2012 Operations Manager SP1 VMGUEST to OpsMgr Agent relationship discovery Read the full update description in the release notes:  Release notes for Veeam MP...

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Daniele Muscetta updates the MPViewer app, fixes a couple bugs

Daniele has posted an update to the MPViewer app to fix a couple bugs.  One is related to the IIS Management Pack and how it generates alerts and the other fixes an unavailable menu item. If you remember, Daniele took over development from Boris Yanushpolsky in February 2012 and has since released close to seven updates to MPViewer.  You can...

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Preview of System Center Advisor Connector for OpsMgr released

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a preview edition of the System Center Advisor Connector that allows OpsMgr to receive information and alerts about configuration changes for Windows computers. Operations Manager 2012 SP1 with Update Rollup 2 is required. Grab the download: System Center Advisor Connector for Operations Manager Preview The System Center Advisor Connector for Operations Manager preview enables...

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Monitor Windows 8 computers using OpsMgr 2012

Microsoft has released a Management Pack for OpsMgr 2012 to allow basic monitoring of Windows 8 computers. Here’s the list of features: Key Processor Performance Indicators Logical and Physical disk performance and free space Memory utilization Network health Health monitoring of key Windows Operating System services Comprehensive performance collections Availability and event reports Download it: System Center Management Pack for...

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Monitor the Monitor – Alert on Operations Manager Health

About three weeks ago I had a discussion with Cameron Fuller on how SolarWinds can better complement System Center Operations Manager. At that time, SolarWinds recently updated our Management Pack for Operations Manager. Cameron asked if we included out-of-the-box monitoring of SCOM in the Management Pack. According to Mr. Fuller, SCOM MVP, 1 in 3 engagements ask for a solution...

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VSAE – Include File Content

One of the features I love in the Visual Studio Authoring Extensions is IncludeFileContent.  This feature enables you to include script files into a management pack, without needing to write the script with the relevant XML tags such as <ScriptBody>. In MP development up to now, you would need to write your script in the XML of the management pack,...

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