New MPViewer available over at Boris’ Blog

Posted June 9, 2008 by gchollar
Categories: System Center Operations Manager 2007

For those of you that don’t know about the MPViewer, it is a great Operations Manager tool for viewing Management Pack configuration. The new version can be found here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/boris_yanushpolsky/archive/2008/06/03/mpviewer-1-5-performance-rules-and-monitors.aspx

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Recently attended MMS 2008….

Posted May 14, 2008 by gchollar
Categories: Uncategorized

Hello all,

I recently attended MMS 2008 in Las Vegas, and thought that this year was a great year (I’ve been attending for the last 5 years). Anyways, I have alot of cool stuff to post, I just need to find a bit of time first 🙂 Hopefully I will have a few new articles up within the next 2 weeks.

Cheers! – Geoff

Book: System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed

Posted April 3, 2008 by gchollar
Categories: System Center Operations Manager 2007

So the UPS guy just dropped off this book to my house today, and I must say…. this beast of a book is exactly what I have been waiting to come out since Operations Manager 2007 was released. Just through a quick 15 minute browsing of the chapters I can already tell that it has far more information than anything that has been released thus far. Good job Guys! (by the way, besides visiting their blogs from time to time I do not know any of the authors). If you’re interested in getting the book, you can find it here:

http://www.amazon.com/System-Center-Operations-Manager-Unleashed/dp/0672329557/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207260306&sr=8-1

Free Scheduled Tasks MP from Innovativ

Posted March 20, 2008 by gchollar
Categories: System Center Operations Manager 2007

Here is a link to a freely available MP that monitors Scheduled Tasks. In certain situations this can be very useful.

 http://www.inovativ.nl/pagina/downloads

Finally! The Cluster Services MP for Ops Mgr 2007 has been released!

Posted March 7, 2008 by gchollar
Categories: Uncategorized

If you are not running Service Pack 1, you will need to install the included hotfix (KB945312). If you are running Service Pack 1 you do not need to install the hotfix, just simply import the .mp files as usual.

 You can find the Cluster MP here:

 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ac7f42f5-33e9-453d-a923-171c8e1e8e55&DisplayLang=en

 You can find more detailed information on the following blog:

http://blogs.msdn.com/mariussutara/archive/2008/03/04/mp-for-monitoring-cluster-services-mscs-finally-web-released.aspx

 – Geoff

Publish Reports to Sharepoint

Posted February 29, 2008 by gchollar
Categories: System Center Operations Manager 2007

Seems there is alot of good stuff on Operations Manager floating around lately. A how to guide on publishing reports to sharepoint can be found over on the Operations Manager product team blog:

http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2008/02/29/publish-reports-to-sharepoint.aspx

Report Authoring Guide for Operations Manager and Essentials 2007 is now available

Posted February 27, 2008 by gchollar
Categories: System Center Operations Manager 2007

I saw this posted over on www.systemcenterforum.org (a great System Center site by the way), and figured I would help spread the word. Report Authoring can get tricky, so it’s nice to finally have a guide available.

The Report Authoring Guide can be found here:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/4/d/74deff5e-449f-4a6b-91dd-ffbc117869a2/OpsMgr2007_RprtGuide.doc.

Cheers! – Geoff