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  • 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: 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: Windows Service Monitoring During Specific Hours

    If you ever wanted to monitor Windows services, but only during business hours, then this is the post for you. I have put together an example MP that contains a new monitor type that includes a Schedule Filter so you can specify when the monitor should or shouldn’t run. The new monitor type is fundamentally...
  • Blog Post: Making OpsMgr Dashboards More Dynamic…

    Yesterday, Brian Wren at Microsoft released a sample widget for OpsMgr 2012 dashboards, which shows how you can make dashboards much more dynamic and displays some of the dashboard functionality I would have liked to have seen out of the box. The screenshot below displays the sample dashboard, and...
  • 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: OpsMgr 2012 Authoring - The Wait Is Over...

    The wait for the new System Center 2012 - Operations Manager authoring tools is over!!! Brian Wren has announced on his blog that both the Visio Management Pack Designer and Visual Studio Authoring Extensions are available now from the Microsoft Download Center. Visio Management Pack Designer download...
  • 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: 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...