We’re happy to announce the next free ebook in our System Center series: Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting by George Wallace, Chris Jones, Bill May, Fred Lee; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch.
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The System Center Operations Manager data warehouse stores many objects, making it possible to report on performance, availability, configuration, and security. You can use data collected by Operations Manager for issue tracking, awareness, planning, and forecasting, all of which are important factors for maintaining and managing your environment. But understanding what to report on and how to do so is what actually contributes to the stability of your infrastructure. If you're not using the data you collect about your environment, you're simply wasting space. If you use Operations Manager to monitor your environment, whether your infrastructure or a public, private, or hybrid cloud, this book is a good resource to help you understand the basics of reporting and how to build queries and stored procedures for your reports. It can also help you understand the various elements of Operations Manager management packs that are used when you create reports.
This book assumes that you have a good understanding of Operations Manager and the management pack structure required to create custom reports. It also assumes that you have a good working knowledge of SQL Server and tools like Report Builder, Business Intelligence Development Suite, and SQL Server Data Tools.
The authors would like to specifically thank Kevin Holman and Alban Montanera for their contributions to this book, and also the great Operations Manager community within Microsoft and around the globe. There truly is a great passion when it comes to Operations Manager.
The Series Editor would like to thank the following individuals at Microsoft who reviewed he outlines for the proposed titles in this series and provided helpful feedback to the authors: David Ziembicki, Adam Fazio, Robert Larson, David Stoker, and Joel Yoker.