Automating OpsMgr Part 19: Creating Any Types of Generic Rules

Introduction This is the 19th 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

A Sneak Peek at Squared Up’s Upcoming OMS Plugin

Introduction If you are an existing Squared Up customer, or have previously evaluated Squared Up’s product, you’d probably already know that currently, other than the existing SQL Plugin, Squared Up dashboards retrieve data via either OpsMgr Data Warehouse (DW) DB, or via OpsMgr SDK. With the recent launch of Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS), over the last few months, folks at Squared Up have been busy developing a plug-in within Squared Up to display data within OMS. Although Squared Up has not set a release date for this plugin yet, I would like to give you a high level preview

Accessing OpsMgr Data on Your Mobile Devices through OMS Mobile Apps

Last year, my friends Cameron Fuller and Blake Wilson from Catapult Systems have written number of posts on “Taking my OpsMgr with me” (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5). In their blog post series, Cameron and Blake have demonstrated multiple ways of accessing your OpsMgr data from mobile devices via number of 3rd party applications such as Xian Wings, Squared Up, Savision Live Maps, etc. With the recent release of Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Android and iOS apps, the OMS mobile apps would be another good option when you need to access your OpsMgr data

Top Community Resources for SCOM and OMS Webinar

Few weeks ago, I presented a session on Top Community Resources for SCOM and OMS for Squared Up’s UK community workshop (http://blog.tyang.org/2015/10/05/top-community-resources-for-scom-and-oms/). Squared Up has asked me to present this again for the broader community since it was well received by the audiences from the workshop. So I’m going to present this session few more times. They are free to register and attend. You can find the details from Squared Up’s website: https://squaredup.com/tao-yang-presents-top-community-resources-for-scom-and-oms/ Additionally, after the initial presentation, I notice I forgot to include some awesome resources, I will add them in this time.

Automating OpsMgr Part 18: Second Update to the OpsMgrExtended Module (v1.2)

Introduction This is the 18th 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

Top Community Resources for SCOM and OMS

Last Friday, as part of the Squared Up UK community workshop, I have presented my recommended resources for SCOM and OMS. I have covered may blogs, sites, management packs and other utilities for SCOM and OMS. I know that many friends have mentioned my work and myself in many occasions in the past, but I have never really “returned” any favours. So after the presentation on Friday, I’ve decided to share my slide deck here, hopefully, you’ll find something useful from it. You can download it from the link below:

Displaying OpsMgr Events Data in Squared Up Dashboards

For those who’s been using Squared Up dashboards for your OpsMgr environments, you’d probably know that currently Squared Up does not have a plug-in for OpsMgr event data, thus you cannot display event data collected by OpsMgr on a Squared Up dashboard natively. However, since Squared Up does have a SQL plugin and the OpsMgr event data is stored in OpsMgr databases, I’d like to show you a way of displaying event data using the SQL Plugin today. When developing event collection rules for an OpsMgr management pack, MP developers generally would configure the collection rule to store the collected

Automating OpsMgr Part 17: Creating Windows Service Management Pack Template Instance

This is the 17th 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 Part

Automating OpsMgr Part 16: Creating Windows Service Monitors

Introduction This is the 16th 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 Dashboards Community

Squared Up has recently established a brand new web site: https://community.squaredup.com. This is where everyone in the community is able to share Squared Up dashboards. So, it’s pretty similar to TechNet Gallery, but only for Squared Up dashboards. So far, I have produced dashboards for all products in the System Center 2012 (R2)suite. I am planning to share few more dashboards via this site, but for now, I’d like to show you what I have shared so far, and what other awesome dashboards a currently available for download. My System Center 2012 R2 Suite Dashboards ConfigMgr 2012 (R2) Download from:

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