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"Corporate" Blog of Daniele Muscetta, Premier Field Engineer.

SCX Evolutions

During the beta of the Cross-Platform extensions and of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, the product team had promised to eventually release the SCX Providers’source code. Now that this promise has been mantained, and the SCX providers have been released on Codeplex at it should be finally possible to entirely build your own… Read more

Using the SCX Agent with WSMan from Powershell v2

So Powershell v2 adds a nice bunch of Ws-Man related cmdlets. Let’s see how we can use them to interact with OpenPegasus’s WSMan on a SCX Agent. PS C:\maint> test-wsman -computer virtubuntu.huis.dom -port 1270 -authentication basic -credential (get-credential) -usessl cmdlet Get-Credential at command pipeline position 1 Supply values for the following parameters: Credential But we… Read more

Programmatically Check for Management Pack updates in OpsMgr 2007 R2

One of the cool new features of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 is the possibility to check and update Management Packs from the catalog on the Internet directly from the Operators Console: Even if the backend for this feature is not yet documented, I was extremely curious to see how this had actually been… Read more

CentOS discovery in OpsMgr2007 R2 beta

Here we go again. Now that the OpsMgr2007 R2 beta is out, with an improved and revamped version of the System Center Cross Platform Extensions, I faced the issue of how to upgrade my test lab. I have to say that OpsMgr2007 R2 beta release notes explain the known issues, and I had no trouble… Read more

Monitoring Syslog with OpsMgr 2007

I had missed it… finally guidance on how to collect and monitor UNIX syslog in System Center Operations Manager 2007 has been published! This is much more sysadmin-oriented than what was availble before (that remais of course still relevant, but more from a Management Pack developer’s point of view, who wants to know how things… Read more


[Edited again 25th November – Jachym gave me some suggestions and insights on the use of parameters, and I slightly changed/fixed the original code I had posted yesterday. There are still some more things that could be improved, of course, but I’ll leave them to the future, next time I’ll have time fot it (who… Read more