Operations Manager

Some More Cross Platform Updates For OpsMgr 2007 R2

December 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Microsoft released two more updates for Operations Manager 2007 R2 cross platform extensions. First is the management pack to take advantage of cross platform Audit Collection Services (ACS). Second is a new management pack for monitoring cross platform agents, i.e. UNIX and Linux. Technorati Tags: [...]

VMM Reporting

December 15, 2009 // 1 Comment

System Center Virtual Machine Manager can be integrated into System Center Operations Manager.  Using the information gathered by OpsMgr agents on hosts, virtual and physical machines you can gather information that is relevant to VMM: You can see the reports above that are available when you [...]

PRO Tips In Action

December 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

We have a VM where the load has been slowly growing over time.  It’s peak season is right around now and we started getting alerts from Operations Manager on Friday.  The contents of the alert were: “Alert Monitor:  PRO CPU Utilization Alert Description Source:  [...]

Looking Into Other Ways To Automate Maintenance Mode

December 13, 2009 // 2 Comments

I’m going to be looking at alternative ways to put computers and other monitored resources (e.g. Web and port monitors) into maintenance mode in Operations Manager 2007 R2 this week.  We pushed out patches this weekend.  We warned customers that they might get one or two nuisance [...]

That Unmerged Snapshot Did More Than I Expected

December 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

Last month I blogged about how a Hyper-V snapshot had caused some difficulties.  I hadn’t realised how much effect that unmerged snapshot had. We run OpsMgr and user it not only for fault monitoring but also for performance monitoring.  I noticed that sometime after we upgraded to [...]

Finished Our W2008 R2 Hyper-V Cluster Migration

November 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

Last night we finished migrating the last of the virtual machines from our Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V cluster to the new Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster.  As before, all the work was done using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2.  The remaining host has been [...]

Lots Of Operations Manager Updates

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Microsoft released lots of updates for Operations Manager over the last couple of weeks.  There are lots of updates to management packs, too many for me to go posting them at this time of night.  Have a look on the catalogue and you’ll see them.  Or check your console if you’re [...]
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