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  • Blog Post: SCOM Management Packs – Wiki

    There has been a very useful TechNet Wiki page posted that lists all the currently available management packs, and the relevant links to download them. The page also includes all management packs currently in pre-release that are due for release in the near future. As this is a wiki page, it can be easily...
  • Blog Post: SCOM Management Packs – Microsoft Raising the Bar

    Over the years there has been a number of management packs from Microsoft that have left some customer wanting, with both the level of monitoring and knowledge provided within them. That being said, over time the quality of most management packs has improved, but not at the pace everyone had hoped for...
  • Blog Post: VSAE – Go To Definition

    For the past couple of months I have been using the Visual Studio Authoring Extensions quite extensively to build management packs for System Center, so I thought I would share some of what I have learnt, and I am starting with “Go To Definition”. Now, for experienced users of Visual Studio this will...
  • Blog Post: Web Monitoring–Display Properties in Alert Description

    Back in 2007, Kevin Holman at Microsoft compiled a list of variables that can used to display monitoring data within an alert description, http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2007/12/12/adding-custom-information-to-alert-descriptions-and-notifications.aspx . This is extremely useful, but is...
  • Blog Post: Passing Data Items to Recovery Actions

    I was tasked the other day with creating a recovery action on a monitor, which in itself is not complicated, however I needed to use a data item from the monitor workflow in the recovery. On searching, I found very little documentation about how to achieve this, but I did find a helpful example Diagnostic...
  • Blog Post: Advanced Discoveries on Unix/Linux Computers

    Recently, I had a requirement to discover a number of devices that existing on a Linux server, which got me thinking as previously I’ve only ever run a shell command that returns a status to determine whether an object is discovered or not. In this scenario I needed to run a script to return all...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Monitoring Management Pack

    Back in June Microsoft released the SP2 compatible version of the Exchange 2010 management pack (v.14.3.38.2), but it was very quickly pulled due to a bug. Well, Microsoft have now address this bug and the MP is now available for download again. The new version of the MP (v.14.3.38.3), and the guide...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Repeat Event Detection Rule

    I had a requirement to create a repeat event detection rule the other day, and I thought to myself that it would be very easy.  As it turns out though, it is not as easy to create a repeat event detection rule as it is a monitor.  When creating a new monitor you have an option to select a Repeat...
  • Blog Post: Logical Disk Extension Management Pack

    Recently, I had the need to run a logical disk free space report and knowing that this isn’t provided out of the box I created a report and put it into a new management pack.  I was then approached about collecting fragmentation data on each drive as well and this got me thinking, why don’t I create...
  • Blog Post: System Center Management Pack Extension Contest

    If you develop management packs, improve management packs or even create override management packs to improve the management provided by management packs that are on the MP catalogue, then a competition has been announced that is just for you!  Being run by SystemCenterCentral.com , this contest...
  • Blog Post: SQL MP & Config Churn

    If using the SQL MP in large environments, watch out for the possibility of some severe config churn on your RMS.  The reason the SQL MP can cause config churn is because of the data it discovers, particularly when discovering databases.  If you look at a discovered database in OpsMgr, you...
  • Blog Post: View DPM Protection Groups in Operations Manager

    Ever wanted a centralised list of all your protection groups across all of your DPM servers? Well this guide I wrote explains how you can do just that in Operations Manager. http://www.scdpmonline.org/view-dpm-protection-groups-in-operations-manager.aspx David Allen MVP System...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr MP Authoring Survey

    Do you want your voice to be heard and directly influence improvements and changes in MP Authoring? Well if you do, complete the MP Authoring Survey now ! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mpauthoring It will only take 10 short minutes of your time. Thank you. David Allen MVP System...
  • Blog Post: New Management Pack Catalogue

    The management pack catalogue has been moved to PinPoint. http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/systemcenter/managementpackcatalog There has been a lot of grumblings already over its UI and usability, what do you think... Honest feedback please? With enough good feedback I'm sure it'll...