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 Speedometer Gauge Widget Template

This blog post features a sample management pack that consist of a widget template that allows the user to create custom Speedometer Gauge widgets from the output of PowerShell scripts 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: New Sample Wizard to Create PowerShell Monitors in the Ops Console

This is an update to the sample management pack that provides a wizard to create PowerShell script based monitors in the Operations Console in System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 & 2012. The updated sample management pack can now be downloaded from the TechNet Gallery. The first version was released about 2 years ago –… 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

OpsMgr: Sample Template for a SQL Server 2008 Database Summary Dashboard

This post features a sample management pack that includes a dashboard template that I have put together recently and shared at the TechNet Gallery. The display name of this management pack is Sample SQL Server 2008 Database Summary Dashboard Library, and it includes a dashboard template to allow users to configure and create an instance… Read more

OpsMgr: Sample OS Summary Dashboard with “Blue Bar” Columns

This article features a sample summary dashboard for the server OS with custom – “Blue Bar” columns to visually identify maximum and minimum values of metrics:  % Performance Time, Processor Queue Length, Percent Memory Used, number of Logical Processors and Memory. Each column displays a value and its ranking (in a blue bar) per row… 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: Sample OS Summary Dashboard for Server Processor & Memory

This article features an example of a dashboard, the Sample OS Summary Dashboard for Processor and Memory, that displays the health states of all monitored Windows Server OS instances, provides detail information and visualization on their average performance stats using speedometer gauges in a contextual manner. I also want to use this sample dashboard as… Read more

OpsMgr: Monitoring Windows Services based on StartUp Type & State with a PowerShell-based Monitor

This example uses the PowerShell-based monitor type and wizard to run a PowerShell script that scans for Windows Services configured to start up Automatically but are not running on a agent monitored computer. For this PowerShell-based unit monitor, the following values were used in General Properties. Note: This monitor targets the Windows Server Operating System… Read more

ACS Dashboard in OMS: Your Audit Report Highlights in a Glance

This post demonstrates how the OMS Log search queries listed in the mapping table for each ACS Audit Report can be used to drive visualizations for an OpsMgr Featured Audit Collection Services (ACS) Dashboard based on the security events collected by the Security and Audit Solutions in OMS Log Analytics. The ACS Summary Tile and Dashboard can… Read more