Automating OpsMgr Part 14: Creating Event Collection Rules

Introduction This is the 14th installment of the Automating OpsMgr series. Previously on this series: Automating OpsMgr Part 1: Introducing OpsMgrExtended PowerShell / SMA Module Automating OpsMgr Part 2: SMA Runbook for Creating ConfigMgr Log Collection Rules Automating OpsMgr Part 3: New Management Pack Runbook via SMA and Azure Automation Automating OpsMgr Part 4:Creating New Empty Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 5: Adding Computers to Computer Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 6: Adding Monitoring Objects to Instance Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 7: Updated OpsMgrExtended Module Automating OpsMgr Part 8: Adding Management Pack References Automating OpsMgr Part 9: Updating Group Discoveries Automating OpsMgr

OpsMgr Alert Console Task For Squared Up

I have just created 2 alert console tasks in OpsMgr for Squared Up: View Alert in Squared Up View Alert Source Object in Squared Up These 2 tasks will open the selected alert and alert source object in Squared Up  respectively using your default browser: Squared Up Alert View: Squared Up Monitoring Object view (Alert Source Object): the management pack containing these 2 tasks can be downloaded at the end of this article. In order to use this MP, you will need to modify 2 lines: You need to open the unsealed MP (xml) in a text editor (such as

Automating OpsMgr Part 13: Creating 2-State Performance Monitors

Introduction This is the 13th instalment of the Automating OpsMgr series. Previously on this series: Automating OpsMgr Part 1: Introducing OpsMgrExtended PowerShell / SMA Module Automating OpsMgr Part 2: SMA Runbook for Creating ConfigMgr Log Collection Rules Automating OpsMgr Part 3: New Management Pack Runbook via SMA and Azure Automation Automating OpsMgr Part 4:Creating New Empty Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 5: Adding Computers to Computer Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 6: Adding Monitoring Objects to Instance Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 7: Updated OpsMgrExtended Module Automating OpsMgr Part 8: Adding Management Pack References Automating OpsMgr Part 9: Updating Group Discoveries Automating OpsMgr

Squared Up Dashboard Community Initiative

It has been over 3 months since I started working for Squared Up. If you ask me my impression about Squared Up, I believe they truly care about the System Center community. Over the last few months, the folks at Squared Up have been working on an initiative to create a community dashboard repository, where everyone can submit and share their Squared Up dashboards with the broader community. With the recent release of Squared Up version 2.1.11, exporting and importing dashboards have been made incredibly easy. I have made a short demo video and uploaded to YouTube: Or watch it

Deploying OpsMgr 2016 TP3 with Minimum Windows Server GUI requirements

Background This blog has been a little bit quiet over the last couple of weeks as I have been busy working on few projects that are yet to be finalised to be released to the public. Few days ago, there was a private conversation between few SCCDM MVPs – we were trying to figure out how to configure the IE settings on a management server in order to complete the OMS registration process using the console on the management server itself. As the result of that conversation, I raised question if OpsMgr can be installed on Windows Server Core because

Automating OpsMgr Part 12: Creating Performance Collection Rules

Introduction This is the 12th instalment of the Automating OpsMgr series. Previously on this series: Automating OpsMgr Part 1: Introducing OpsMgrExtended PowerShell / SMA Module Automating OpsMgr Part 2: SMA Runbook for Creating ConfigMgr Log Collection Rules Automating OpsMgr Part 3: New Management Pack Runbook via SMA and Azure Automation Automating OpsMgr Part 4:Creating New Empty Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 5: Adding Computers to Computer Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 6: Adding Monitoring Objects to Instance Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 7: Updated OpsMgrExtended Module Automating OpsMgr Part 8: Adding Management Pack References Automating OpsMgr Part 9: Updating Group Discoveries Automating OpsMgr

Spend Your Money Wisely

As what I’d like to consider myself as – a seasoned System Center specialist, I have benefitted from many awesome resources from the community during my career in System Center. These resources consist of blogs, whitepapers, training videos, management packs and various tools and utilities. Although some of them are not free (and in my opinion, they are not free for a good reason), but large percentage of these resources I value the most are all free of charge. This is what I like the most about the System Center community. Over the last few years, I got to know

Squared Up Online Demo Lab Updated

Squared Up has recently updated their online demo lab, with some new dashboards and features to show case: http://squaredup.com/revamped-online-demo-lab/ In addition, they have made this demo lab open access to everyone, meaning you don’t need to register and provide any details in order to access it if you don’t want to. As they explained to me: We are well aware that the daily lives of IT engineers are blighted by the sales teams of highly aggressive vendors who leap on any casual interest and deluge them with calls and emails. That’s why we put all our pricing online, so there’s

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