OMS Dashboard Extension for the Upgrade Helper MP for SCOM 2012 R2 to 2016

The Upgrade Helper For SCOM 2012 R2 to 2016 Dashboard extends the new Upgrade Helper Management Pack to Operations Management Suite (OMS). It provides a summary view of the overall upgrade state of a System Center Operations Manager Management Group moving from 2012 R2 to 2016, and is accessible through the OMS Portal.                The Upgrade… Read more

FIXED in UR11 OM12R2: 3-State Monitor Not Triggering New Notifications When Changing Between Degraded States

This post demonstrates how we can use a simple test case to verify whether the issue involving 3-state unit monitors not triggering new alert notifications when changing from Warning to Critical or vice versa, still persist in an OpsMgr 2012 R2 management group patched with Update Rollup 11 (UR11) (KB3183990).While I was going through the… Read more

Injecting Simulated Records for the Change Tracking Solution into an OMS Workspace

In this post, we look at how we can leverage the OMS HTTP Collector API to introduce a Custom Log Type that simulates the record type of the Change Tracking Solution – ConfigurationChange, and injecting sample records for it into an OMS Workspace. With the right set of sample data and the right search queries… Read more

Keep Track of the SCOM 2016 Upgrade Process with the Upgrade Helper

This post demonstrates how the Sample Upgrade Helper Management Pack for SCOM 2012 R2 to 2016 can be used to keep track of the upgrade process of a System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Distributed Management Group to 2016. This sample MP can be downloaded from the TechNet Gallery.In this example, the Management Server hosting… Read more

Monitoring OMS Direct Agents in an OpsMgr Management Group

This post demonstrates how the Blue Bar State Widget Template (Download Here) can be used to create a custom dashboard in the OpsMgr 2012 Operations Console to display a list of Microsoft Monitoring Agents that are directly connecting to one or multiple OMS Workspaces, and providing further details on the agent version, OMS Workspace ID… Read more

Introducing the New Upgrade Helper MP for SCOM 2012 R2 to 2016

System Center 2016 was recently launched at the MS Ignite 2016 Event in Atlanta (here is the announcement). Before general availability (GA), the release-to manufacturing (RTM) bits can be downloaded from the TechNet Evaluation Center and tested for an evaluation period of 180 days. To help guide and demonstrate the upgrade process from System Center… Read more

OpsMgr: Displaying Agent Average Send Queue Size with a Blue Bar State Widget

This post demonstrates how the Blue Bar State Widget Template (Download Here) can be used to create a custom dashboard in the OpsMgr 2012 Operations Console, to display the health state, patch level and average Send Queue Size of each managed agent, and to allow the user to visually identify maximum and minimum values of… Read more

OpsMgr: An Inflating Event Data Set !? The Case of the Rogue Event Collection Workflow.

This post uses a case study to demonstrate how the Data Volume by Management Pack Report (DVMP Report) was utilized to identify the root cause of an inflating event data set that was occurring in a data warehouse database (DW DB) of an OpsMgr management group.   While reviewing the overall size and space usage… Read more

Injecting Simulated Records for the SQL Assessment Solution into an OMS Workspace

In this post, we look at how we can leverage the OMS HTTP Collector API to introduce a Custom Log Type that simulates the record type of the SQL Assessment Solution – SQLAssessmentRecommendation, and injecting sample records for it into an OMS Workspace. With the right set of sample data and the right search queries… Read more

Injecting Simulated Records for the AD Assessment Solution into an OMS Workspace

In this post, we look at how we can leverage the OMS HTTP Collector API to introduce a Custom Log Type that simulates the record type of the AD Assessment Solution – ADAssessmentRecommendation, and injecting sample records for it into an OMS Workspace. With the right set of sample data and the right search queries… Read more