OpsMgr: SUHMP2012R2 – Upgrading a Distributed Management Group from 2012 SP1 to 2012 R2 – Scenario 2

This post demonstrates how the Sample Upgrade Helper MP for Operations Manager 2012 SP1 –> 2012 R2, was used when upgrading an Operations Manager 2012 SP1 Distributed Management Group to 2012 R2, from a non-RMS Emulator Management Server instead,  in a lab environment (the sample MP can be downloaded from the TechNet Gallery). For all… Read more

OpsMgr: SUHMP2012R2 – Upgrading a Distributed Management Group from 2012 SP1 to 2012 R2 – Scenario 1

This post demonstrates how the Sample Upgrade Helper MP for Operations Manager 2012 SP1 –> 2012 R2, was used when upgrading an Operations Manager 2012 SP1 Distributed Management Group to 2012 R2 in a lab environment (the sample MP can be downloaded from the TechNet Gallery). For all Information on Upgrading System Center 2012 SP1… Read more

OpsMgr: SUHMP2012R2 – Upgrading a Single Server Management Group from 2012 SP1 to 2012 R2

This post demonstrates how the Sample Upgrade Helper MP for Operations Manager 2012 SP1 –> 2012 R2, was used when upgrading an Operations Manager 2012 SP1 Single Server Management Group to 2012 R2 in a lab environment (the sample MP can be downloaded from the TechNet Gallery). For all Information on Upgrading System Center 2012… Read more

OpsMgr: Sample Upgrade Helper MP for 2012 SP1 to 2012 R2 (SUHMP2012R2)

As System Center 2012 R2 has reached General Availability (GA), I have expanded on the idea of the Upgrade Helper MP for Operations Manager 2007 R2 to 2012 RTM, and have put together a new Sample Upgrade Helper MP for Operations Manager 2012 SP1 –> 2012 R2 (can now be downloaded from the TechNet Gallery)…. Read more

OpsMgr: Monitoring File Content with a Powershell-based Monitor

><]]]°>          <°[[[><      ><]]]°>        <°[[[><       <°[[[><      ><]]]°>        <°[[[><         <°[[[><      ><]]]°> This post features an example of a file content monitor that was created with the Powershell-based monitor (PBM) type and wizard (Download sample).  In this example, a file content monitor to look for and alert on ASCII animals (ASCIImals ?) found in a sample file, was… Read more

OpsMgr: Monitoring Closed Monitor Alerts with a Powershell-based Monitor

"HEY!!   You have monitors in a degraded state but their alerts MAY have been closed incorrectly ! If these monitors are not reset back to Healthy, the same condition that generated their alerts may happen again but no alerts will be generated because the health states have not changed." This solution uses the Powershell-based monitor… Read more

OpsMgr: Monitoring Certificate Expiry with a Powershell-based Monitor

This post focuses on the Powershell-based monitor created in my first post to find and alert on certificates that are about to expire on managed computers. This monitor was created from the “Create a Unit Monitor” wizard as demonstrated in my first post.   For this Powershell-based unit monitor, the following values were used in… Read more

OpsMgr: Using Wizards to create Powershell-based Monitors

In System Center Operations Manager, wizard-based monitoring involves creation of single management pack elements – eg. monitors or rules – using predefined wizards in the Operations Console. This approach is used to extend monitoring for existing classes. The advantage is, working in the Operations Console is fast and easy. A user can create a monitor… Read more