OpsMgr: Extending a Dashboard with the PowerShell Web Browser Widget & Using Static Maps

The PowerShell Web Browser Widget was among the new widgets included in Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (UR2) back in April 2014. The latest Update Rollup available when this article was written is Update Rollup 4 (UR4), released in late October 2014. The PowerShell Web Browser Widget can be used… Read more

OpsMgr: Sample Dashboard with Contextual Monitor State Tiles

:-)     :-D    -_-   :-(     :-O     d(-_-)b     @_@     (\(^o^)/)    ^_^    O_O    -_-‘’’   ;-)    o_O     O_o      This article features a sample summary dashboard with Monitor State Tiles from the Microsoft SQL Server Visualization Library (Version 6.5.1.0), that arrange themselves to a preconfigured pattern to match the Health State of the object selected in a State… Read more

OpsMgr: Sample Dashboard with Contextual Image Widget – 2

This article features a sample summary dashboard with a Contextual Image Widget, a Header Widget and a PowerShell Web Browser Widget that displays an image and a line of text that was preconfigured to match the object selected in a State Widget in the same dashboard layout. The PowerShell Web Browser Widget displays the search… Read more

OpsMgr: Sample Dashboard with Contextual Image Widget – 1

Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (UR2) was released back in April 2014. The latest Update Rollup available when this article was written is Update Rollup 3 (UR3), released in late July 2014. New and updated widgets that allow the user to create richer dashboard visualizations within the Operations Manager Console… Read more

OpsMgr: Creating a PowerShell script based monitor with Silect MP Author SP2

Silect recently released Silect MP Author SP2. This tool is targeted at the IT Pros and allows them to easily build completely new or even customize existing management packs for OpsMgr without needing XML skills. In this post, I would like to briefly show how a PowerShell script based monitor can be configured with MP… Read more

OpsMgr: Updates to Sample Dashboard Management Packs using the Performance Tile Component

The Visualization Component Extensions Library Management Pack (Microsoft.SystemCenter.Visualization.Component.Extensions.Library.mpb) that was included ONLY in Version 6.4.1.0 of the SQL Server Monitoring Pack has been removed in Version 6.5.1.0. More information about this library pack available here. In its place is a new library pack named Microsoft SQL Server Visualization Library (Microsoft.SQLServer.Visualization.Library.mpb) and it is now included… Read more

WP8: The Logos, Splash Screen & Background Image of the OM12 Sizing Helper App

The OM12 Sizing Helper is a Windows Phone 8.1 App version of the OpsMgr 2012 Sizing Helper tool. Here is the App Link to the Store      In this post, I would like to thank my colleague in PFE, Chairat Juengmongkolwong (Ratkung), for sharing his photos for the App’s splash screen and background image. I would… Read more

OpsMgr: Hierarchical Page Structures of the OM12 Sizing Helper App

The OM12 Sizing Helper is a Windows Phone 8.1 App version of the OpsMgr 2012 Sizing Helper tool. Here is the App Link to the Store      To help you navigate through the pages of the OM12 Sizing Helper App and form a firm mental model of the App structure, here are two hierarchical page structures… Read more

OpsMgr: Key Features of the OM12 Sizing Helper App

The OM12 Sizing Helper is a Windows Phone App version of the OpsMgr 2012 Sizing Helper tool – an interactive document which is designed to assist customers with planning and sizing deployments of System Center 2012 Operations Manager.   Here is the App Link to the Store Some key features of this App are as follows:… Read more

OpsMgr: Introducing the OM12 Sizing Helper App for Windows Phone

The OM12 Sizing Helper is a Windows Phone App version of the OpsMgr 2012 Sizing Helper tool – an interactive document which is designed to assist customers with planning and sizing deployments of System Center 2012 Operations Manager. This App not only allows users to access information on best practices, supported configurations or plan the… Read more