More Good Cross Platform MP Articles

Kristopher Bash has written some more good articles on using cross platform agents for Operations Manager. Here’s a quick run-down of his recent articles: Operations Manager Cross-Platform Authoring:  Invoke Action Monitor When monitoring UNIX/Linux servers, command execution or script-based monitors can provide a great deal of flexibility in many health-checking applications.   The Operations Manager 2007…

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Cross Platform and Interop TechCenter Now Available on TechNet!

I’m happy to announce that we have just activated a new TechCenter on Microsoft TechNet specifically for System Center Cross Platform and Interop! This new TechCenter provides a starting point for technical resources on TechNet, including learning resources, downloads, documentation, videos, as well as community resources like blogs, forums and more! Make it a point…

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Opalis at MMS 2010 – use #opalis !

With MMS happening next week, I wanted to get the word out to everyone attending to be sure and attend the Opalis sessions and labs you can get into. Opalis is a really awesome product and will become a big part of the System Center suite. You should get ahead of the curve now and…

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Triggering Opalis Workflows Using Complex Schedules (part 2)

After writing my last article, no more than five minutes later did two people correct me on having two start points and linking the Check Schedule object and the Run Program object (which is fixed in the post). It was then that I discovered an alternative way to set up this policy that actually removed…

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Triggering Opalis Workflows Using Complex Schedules

I answered my first Opalis question in the forums today. And sure enough, it’s something that would make a good article. The reason is because in describing Opalis workflows, sometimes it’s helpful to see an actual picture of the workflow and how it’s created. You just can’t insert pictures (easily) in the forum posts. So,…

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Get Ready for the Opalis Onslaught

Ok, so “onslaught” sounds like a harsh term. Perhaps “juggernaut”? Ok, how about the benign term “The Opalis Era’? As we gear up for MMS next week I await with much anticipation (anxiety?) the wave of new interest in the Opalis product. It’s such an easy to use automation tool that will begin to be…

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It’s a Week of Craziness… Before the Week of Craziness

Those that are familiar with the teams inside System Center know that the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) is “our” event of the year. It’s the one event where we pull out all the stops, have tons of sessions, and we focus on System Center and related Microsoft Management products. Rightly so, the weeks leading up…

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A Simple 3-Value OpsMgr Script Monitor for UNIX and Linux

(updated 6/11/2010 with some additonal information) One of the more common questions I see is how to create a monitor for a UNIX or Linux computer that runs a script and returns a value? The question actually comes in several forms. Some people want a simple monitor to check for the existence or state of…

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