Category Archives: System Center Capacity Planner

No More System Center Capacity Manager

The OpsMgr Product Team have just announced that SCCP has been discontinued. Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner (SCCP) is formally being discontinued, effective immediately, as it no longer supports the current versions of Microsoft applications it was designed for.  The most recent version, SCCP 2007, is no longer available.   No new versions of this standalone …

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Operations Manager in 2008 Review

I was going to to this at the end of 2008 but other things got in the way. The big news was that SP1 was released in February. Not just bug fixes but enhancements with the key one speeding up the console so that it was usable. Still not a speed demon but so much …

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SCCP Disappointment

System Center Capacity Planner 2007 has been out for a while but it is only recently that the OpsMgr 2007 model has been released. I was looking at it to see how it stands up and used a number of clients that I have designed and sized up to see what it would come up …

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OpsMgr 2007 SCCP RTM

Well only about 13 moths after SCOM RTMed we now have the official capacity tool but with a caveat to check the design with Microsoft! Last week the Operations Manager team attended the Microsoft Management Summit 2008 in Las Vegas and one of the big questions we got from almost all customers was when …

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MMS Announcement Predictions

An interesting article that Techlog highlights mentions that Microsoft should buy companies to fill in the gaps in their heterogeneous monitoring to compete with the Big 4 (Tivoli, CA, HP and BMC). The article also mentions that perhaps there may be announcements at MMS. The trouble buying companies is integrating them. And there is the …

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System Center Capacity Planner 2007 RTMs

The good news is that SCCP has been released AND it is now free for anyone to download. The bad news is that it is only for Exchange 2007 with SCOM coming later – Q2 and SharePoint shortly. The announcement: System Center Capacity Planner 2007 RTMs The product team is pleased to announce the release …

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SCCP Released Candidate

There is a release candidate for SCCP but the OpsMgr bit does not exist at the moment which is disappointing. On the plus side it looks like they have extended the product to SharePoint. Thank you for signing up for the System Center Capacity Planner 2007 Beta. We’re pleased to announce the availability of SCCP …

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SCOM Performance and Scalability

The newsgroups have an announcement that the “Operations Manager 2007 Performance and Scalability White Paper” is released but only on Connect. I have asked why it is not on the main web sites as OM is an RTM product and not in beta any more. Also released on the Connect site is the updated SDK …

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