OpsMgr: SQL Server Visualization Library with Legacy Components Now Available

Back in November this year, the SQL Server Engineering Team released the latest version (6.6.4.0) of the SQL Server and Replication management packs. In addition to health monitoring capabilities, this management pack includes new and enhanced summary dashboards for SQL Server 2008 and 2012, and a datacenter dashboard template to allow users to create custom… Read more

OpsMgr: Displaying an ASCII Bar Chart on a Text Display Widget

This post features another example of how the PowerShell Text Display Widget Template (Download Here) can used to create a custom widget in the OpsMgr 2012 Operations Console, to display the list of the top 5 alerts with the longest downtime (outage) and closed within the last X hours, in a management group. Apart from… Read more

OpsMgr: Displaying Knowledge Information of Alerts Contextually with a Text Display Widget

This post demonstrates how the PowerShell Text Display Widget Template (Download Here), can be used to create a custom widget in the OpsMgr 2012 Operations Console, to contextually display the knowledge information of an alert (generated from a rule or monitor) selected from an alert widget. Here is an example of a PowerShell Text Display… Read more

OpsMgr: Sample PowerShell Text Display Widget Template

This blog post features a sample management pack that consist of a widget template that allows the user to create custom text widgets from the output of a PowerShell script via a UI within a dashboard layout in the OpsMgr 2012 Operations Console.  This sample management pack library can now be downloaded from the TechNet… Read more

OpsMgr: Sample Static Performance Tile Widget Template

This blog post features a sample management pack that consist of a widget template. This template allows the user to create custom static performance tile widgets via a UI within a dashboard layout in the OpsMgr 2012 Operations Console.  A performance tile widget displays a line chart on a tile, for a particular performance counter… Read more

OpsMgr: Sample Grid Layout Template Extension (with Identical-Sized Cells)

This blog post features a sample management pack that extends the current dashboard layout types in System Center Operations Manager 2012 by providing 8 new templates to create dashboards with grid layouts of identical-sized cells and with more than 9 cells per layout (e.g. 3x4s, 4x4s, 5x5s), via a UI in the OpsMgr 2012 Operations… Read more

OpsMgr: Sample Static Monitor State Tile Widget Template

This blog post features a sample management pack that consist of a widget template that allows the user to create custom labelled static monitor state tile widgets that displays the health state of a monitor of a specific managed object on a tile via a UI within a dashboard layout in the OpsMgr 2012 Operations Console. … Read more

OpsMgr: Collecting Performance Data Using a PowerShell Script Collection Rule (Created From a Wizard)

This post provides a detailed guide on how to create and configure custom performance collection rules based on standard (non-OMS bound)  PowerShell Script (Performance) Rule Types, using the specific wizards. These wizards are available in a sample management pack bundle that can be downloaded from the TechNet Gallery. For further information, refer to my earlier… Read more

OMS: Collecting NRT Performance Data with an OpsMgr PowerShell Script Collection Rule (Created from a Wizard)

This post provides a detailed guide on how to create and configure a custom performance collection rule based on the PowerShell Script (Performance – OMS Bound) Rule Type, using a specific wizard, and enabling it to send it’s Near Real Time (NRT) collected data to a Microsoft Operations Management Suite workspace. (Refer to: New Sample… Read more

OpsMgr: New Sample PowerShell Collection Rule Wizards in the Ops Console

This post features a new sample management pack bundle that provides a set of wizards to allow the user to create different types of PowerShell based script collection rules with specific templates in the Operations Console in System Center Operations Manager 2012.  The sample management pack bundle can now be downloaded from the TechNet Gallery…. Read more