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: 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

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

OpsMgr: Custom Unix/Linux Summary Dashboard for the Hoster Widget

This post features a sample management pack that consist of a Custom Unix/Linux Computer Summary dashboard that is based on the OOTB Unix/Linux Computer Summary dashboard (under the Unix/Linux Computers folder), BUT can instead be hosted by the a Dashboard Hoster Widget.       This sample management pack (Custom.Unix.Summary.Dashboard.xml) and the template to create Dashboard… Read more

OpsMgr: Sample Dashboard Hoster Widget Template

This blog post features a sample management pack that consist of a widget template that allows the user to create dashboard hoster widgets via a UI, to host other preconfigured native dashboards within the same dashboard layout in the OpsMgr 2012 Operations Console.  This sample management pack library can now be downloaded from the TechNet… Read more

OpsMgr: Sample Tile Map Widget Template

This blog post features a sample management pack that consist of a widget template that allows the user to create custom Tile Map widgets for monitored objects, 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… Read more

Wizard to Create PowerShell Workflows in OpsMgr to Collect “Type=Event” Data for OMS

This post features a new sample management pack that provides a wizard to allow the user to create PowerShell-based script rules to collect custom data to be stored as event-typed data (Type=Event) in OMS, using a template in the Operations Console in System Center Operations Manager 2012. The custom event data collected can then be… Read more