Using Opalis to get info from the SCX Cross Platform Agent

Having started on the Cross Platform & Interop team before Opalis was a part of it, I think about cross platform integration a lot. Working with Opalis these days, I think about how we can handle cross platform situations in the data center, which includes working with UNIX and Linux. Opalis includes and Integration Pack…

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Cross Platform Cumulative Update 3 for Operations Manager Ships!

Cross Platform Cumulative Update 3 for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 is now available! Release notes for this update This update is only for cross platforms including the Linux operating system and the UNIX operating system. This update is released as built-in components that are included in Cumulative Update 3 for System Center…

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How You Can Drive the Direction of Cross Platform Support in Operations Manager

Within any software company, it’s always a struggle to come up with the right mix of functionality and features for each release. In Microsoft, we try to gather a lot of customer data to help up make those decisions, and a common battle cry of product development teams for resourcing projects is "show me the…

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Operations Manager 2007 R2 Interop Connectors CU2 Released

Last week I decided to rebuild my desktop and I’m finally back to full speed again. Now that I have my Live Writer back installed and all my requisite plug-ins, I can post the release info about the Interop Connectors, though I know several bloggers have already beat me to the punch   We are…

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Troubleshooting Cross Platform Discovery and Agent Installation (part 3)

This is part of a multi-part article (if you didn’t gather that from the title). For easy reference, here are all the parts. (part 1)       Scenario #1 – "There were no computers that met the specified discovery criteria" (part 2)       Scenario #2 – "SSH discovery failed." with "unspecified problem" (this article) Scenario #3 – "Did…

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Troubleshooting Cross Platform Discovery and Agent Installation (part 1)

Troubleshooting discovery and agent installation can be challenging when it comes to the cross platform extensions, mainly because the UI isn’t always intuitive or directly helpful in determining the root cause of an issue. You often have to use logs or debugging tools to follow what’s going on behind the UI and at the same…

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Troubleshooting Cross Platform Discovery and Agent Installation (part 4)

This is part of a multi-part article (if you didn’t gather that from the title). For easy reference, here are all the parts. (part 1)       Scenario #1 – "There were no computers that met the specified discovery criteria" (part 2)       Scenario #2 – "SSH discovery failed." with "unspecified problem" (part 3)       Scenario #3 – "Did…

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Troubleshooting Cross Platform Discovery and Agent Installation (part 2)

This is part of a multi-part article (if you didn’t gather that from the title). For easy reference, here are all the parts. (part 1)       Scenario #1 – "There were no computers that met the specified discovery criteria" (this article) Scenario #2 – "SSH discovery failed." with "unspecified problem" (part 3)       Scenario #3 – "Did…

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Using sudo (instead of root) for running privileged tasks

Originally I was going to talk about how to use sudo for installing the cross platform agent. That turned out to be a bit tricky since the tasks in the MP are "Reserved" and required exporting, modifying, and re-importing the entire MP (and as it turned out, every MP up to the main Unix Library…

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