OMS Dashboard Extension for the Upgrade Helper MP for SCOM 2012 R2 to 2016

The Upgrade Helper For SCOM 2012 R2 to 2016 Dashboard extends the new Upgrade Helper Management Pack to Operations Management Suite (OMS). It provides a summary view of the overall upgrade state of a System Center Operations Manager Management Group moving from 2012 R2 to 2016, and is accessible through the OMS Portal.                The Upgrade… Read more

Keep Track of the SCOM 2016 Upgrade Process with the Upgrade Helper

This post demonstrates how the Sample Upgrade Helper Management Pack for SCOM 2012 R2 to 2016 can be used to keep track of the upgrade process of a System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Distributed Management Group to 2016. This sample MP can be downloaded from the TechNet Gallery.In this example, the Management Server hosting… 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: Sample Dashboard with Auto Select & Scroll Capabilities

This article features a sample dashboard that is configured to randomly scroll through and select an object from the list of objects available in a State Widget on a preconfigured interval. Together with other contextual widgets, this capability can make a dashboard come to life and can be extended for scenarios where using “automated dashboards”… Read more

OpsMgr: Sample Object Health Dashboard with “RAINBOW Bar” Columns

This article features another sample dashboard that consist of a state widget with Rainbow Bar columns created from a custom column generator component. In each row, there is a monitored server object, the total number of its related monitoring objects, how many of these objects are in Critical state, Warning state, Healthy or Not Monitored.      … 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: Using PSGW to display Unhealthy Agents of Instances of a Specific Class

In this post, I would  like to demonstrate an example of a PowerShell Grid Widget that can be used to search for and display a list of agents that are either unhealthy or not running by using a simple PowerShell script. This type of widget is useful as an add-on to dashboards with specific servers… 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: Sample Dashboard with In-Place Navigation/Drill-in Capabilities

This article features a sample summary dashboard that consist of a sequence of sub-dashboards (or pages) that allows the user to navigate from one page to the next, like a slide show, within the same layout of the main summary dashboard.          ……         The key component used to configure this… Read more

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