OpsMgr: Calculating the Overall Availability of Distributed Applications in Percentage

This post demonstrates how we can calculate the percentage of availability of distributed application managed objects over time, based on the state of a specific monitor in System Center Operations Manager, with a PowerShell script that leverages OpsMgr Cmdlets.The following picture shows an example of an OpsMgr native dashboard that consist of 2 widgets created… Read more

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

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

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: 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

OMS Log Analytics: Collect, Visualize and Analyze Log File Data

This blog post uses a simple test scenario to show how we can collect, visualize and analyze data collected from a log file, with OMS Log Analytics.  This test scenario can be used in a POC (Proof-Of-Concept) to demonstrate how the following features in OMS Log Analytics – Custom Logs, Custom Fields, and Direct Agent,… Read more

OpsMgr: Modifying the Colours of the Sections within the Speedometer Widget

The Speedometer Gauge Widget Template allows the creation of custom Speedometer widgets from the output of their corresponding PowerShell scripts, using the IT Pro Authoring UI in the OpsMgr 2012 Operations Console. There are currently 2 versions of the Sample Speedometer Gauge Widget Template: The Original Version: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wei_out_there_with_system_center/2016/01/05/opsmgr-sample-speedometer-gauge-widget-template/ The Sliverlight Friendly Version: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wei_out_there_with_system_center/2016/05/03/opsmgr-sample-silverlight-friendly-speedometer-widget-template-for-the-web-console/ Both versions… Read more

OpsMgr: Sample Silverlight Friendly Speedometer Widget Template for the Web Console

This blog post features a sample management pack that consist of a widget template that allows the user to create custom Silverlight Friendly Speedometer widgets from the output of PowerShell scripts via a UI within a dashboard layout in the OpsMgr 2012 Operations Console.  This template is a variation of the original Speedometer Gauge Widget template… Read more