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

OpsMgr: Overview of All Custom Dashboard and Widget Templates Featured To Date

This post features a table that provides an overview of all custom sample dashboard and widget templates featured to date (and coming soon) on the Wei Out There with SC & OMS blog:  (Note: For a template to appear after MP import, please restart the Operations Console first.)   Sample Dashboard & Widget Template Name… Read more

OpsMgr: Sample Blue Bar State Widget Template

This blog post features a sample management pack that consist of a widget template that allows the user to create custom PowerShell Grid State Widgets with Blue Bar columns to visually identify maximum and minimum values of metrics of monitored objects, via a UI within a dashboard layout in the OpsMgr 2012 Operations Console.  This… Read more

OpsMgr: Overview of All Custom Monitor and Rule Templates Featured To Date

This post features a table that provides an overview of all custom sample monitor and rule templates featured to date (and coming soon) on the Wei Out There with SC & OMS blog: Sample Monitor & Rule Template Name Description Download Further Details 1 PowerShell Script 2 State Monitor (v2) This sample management pack provides… 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