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

System Center Advisor has kept me busy and you should check it out

[Edited October 27th 2014 – System Center Advisor is now a part of the new Microsoft Azure Operational Insights – Click to learn more]   This blog has been quiet for over 8 months… in the meantime, several folks (in Microsoft, and from outside) have reached and keep reaching out to me for APM-related questions…. Read more

Microsoft Monitoring Agent, System Center Operations Manager and Visual Studio Application Insights

Since the release of System Center 2012 R2 Preview (and more after GA was announced) a lot of people asked me why did we rename the Operations Manager agent to “Microsoft Monitoring Agent”? Some information that went out together with the GA of SC2012R2 can be found at the following link:     And here is… Read more

Lonely blog for almost a year, and see you at MMS 2013 next week

Wow, I haven’t written here in a while. My last post on this blog is from over a year ago, and referred to the BETA of System Center 2012 Service Pack ! Since then, the final version of that Service Pack 1 has shipped and Global Service Monitor has been made general available too –… Read more

A couple of OpsMgr / APM Posts

Just some shameless personal plug here, pointing out that I recently wrote two technical posts on the momteam blog about the APM feature in Operations Manager 2012 – maybe you want to check them out: APM object model – describes the object model that gets created by the APM Template/Wizard when you configure .NET application… Read more

Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate is out of the bag!

Go read the announcement at This is the first public release since I am part of the team (I started in this role the day after the team had shipped Beta) and this is the first release that contains some direct output of my work. It feels so good! Documentation has also been refreshed… 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