Category Archives: OpsMgr R2

Multiple Objects in Dynamic Groups

Creating a dynamic group makes life easier for overrides, views and reports (the main uses of groups). When a new object is discovered it automatically joins the group if it matches the criteria. And that means that your overrides, views and reports take that into account without any intervention on your part. These are usually …

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Copy SCOM View Data to Excel

 I come across this post regarding SCSM and thought it worth pointing out that it works in SCOM as well. http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager/archive/2010/03/03/hidden-feature-export-data-to-excel-from-a-view.aspx Go to a view (State or Alerts) and do Ctrl-A to select all the rows. Ctrl-C to copy and then paste the results into Excel. Instant spread sheet of the data in the view.  …

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How to Create a New Override MP

 This is something that an OpsMgr admin does on a regular basis but I have added some additional bits to the process. When a new override management pack is needed then the following steps are required. If there is a specific alert that needs to be overridden then click on that alert and in Alert …

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SCOM 2007 Versions

I thought that I would do an update list as it is quite useful to look this up when visiting customer sites. SCOM 2007 RTM = 6.0.5000 23 Mar 2007 SCOM SP1 RC1 = 6.0.6246 5 Nov 2007 SCOM 2007 SP1 = 6.0.6278 22 Feb 2008 SCOM 2007 SP1 Update Rollup = 6.0.6278.100 (KB 971541) …

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v.Next = 2012

I attended the event “War on Cost” run by Inframon on Friday 5th. There was a whole bunch of Microsofties from Redmond there on their way to TechEd. It was great hearing some of the stuff that will be coming out. As soon as they said that the new products are going to be called …

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Management Pack Catalog Revamp

After Microsoft moved the MP Catalogue to PinPoint (or PainPoint as I called it) it was incredibly difficult to find MPs. The site has been revamped allowing you to filter by product (OpsMgr, ConfigMgr etc) instead of all lumped together. Then you can filter by company that made the MP and also sort by release …

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3 New System Center RTMs

As expected there have been announcements at this years MMS. The System Center team try and focus their release efforts around this event. So we have System Center Data Protection (DPM) 2010 – http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/data-protection-manager.aspx and System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE 2010) – http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/essentials.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenteressentials/archive/2010/04/19/sc-essentials-2010-is-released-to-manufacturing.aspx Info on both here – http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2010/04/19/the-right-tools-for-the-job-sce-2010-dpm-2010.aspx The biggie that ties them …

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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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Post SQL MP

If you have installed SQL MP  v6.06648.0 (read Kevin Holman’s post on why you need it) issued on 23rd July 2009 you may think that you are now monitoring SQL. Not quite. Here are some things to consider. SQL Agent Jobs According to the MP Guide the discovery for  SQL Agent Jobs is not turned …

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Silect MP Studio v4.1

Silect have just released their latest version of MP Studio. We’re pleased to announce the availability of our latest release of MP Studio available for upgrade now for all MP Studio customers currently on maintenance. MP Studio v4.1 has now added additional capabilities to help you further decrease complexity, speed implementation, eliminate risk and increase …

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