OK, I don’t blog about my personal life on this blog at all, and I don’t think I have ever blogged anything that’s not technical or my career related on this blog. Well, this is going to be the first non-technical post on this blog. If you follow my blog for System Center and OpsMgr related content, you must have also heard the name Bob Cornelissen(Blog, Twitter) before. Bob is a fellow System Center Cloud and Datacenter (SCCDM) MVP from the Netherland. Bob is also one of the authors for the Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager book. Bob is
Time flies. It has been one year since I firstly became a MVP in System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management. Last night, I have received the most important email of the year: I have been renewed for another year! It has certainly been a great journey so far. I’m looking forward to another awesome year!
Last Friday, I presented in the Melbourne MVP Community Camp day, on the topic of “Automating SCOM Tasks Using SMA”. I have uploaded the session recording to YouTube. You can either watch it here: If you’d like to watch it in full screen, please go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW99bVFKg80 Or on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW99bVFKg80 You can also download the presentation deck from HERE. And Here’s the sample script I used in my presentation when I explained how to connect to SCOM management group via SDK:
#Script Name: Sample-ConnectMG.ps1
#Load SCOM SDK DLLs from GAC
[System.Reflection.Assembly]::Load("Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Core, Version=7.0.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35")
[System.Reflection.Assembly]::Load("Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager, Version=7.0.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35")
[System.Reflection.Assembly]::Load("Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Runtime, Version=7.0.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35")
#Load SCOM SDK DLLs from a folder
#Connect to SCOM Management Group
$ConnectionSetting = New-Object Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.ManagementGroupConnectionSettings("OpsMgrMS01")
#Optionally, specify username and password
$UserName = "Domain\SCOMAdmin"
$Password = ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText "password1234" -force
$ConnectionSetting.UserName = $Username
$ConnectionSetting.Password = $Password
#Connect to SCOM Management Group
$MG = New-Object Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.ManagementGroup($ConnectionSetting)
#Get Management Group Administration
$Admin = $MG.Administration
Overall, I think I could have done better – as I wasn’t in the best shape
On next Friday (30th Jan, 2015), I will be speaking at the Microsoft MVP Community Camp Day in Melbourne. I am pretty excited about this event as this is going to be my first presentation since I have become a System Center MVP in July 2014. My session is titled “Automating SCOM tasks using SMA”. Although this name sounds a little bit boring, let me assure you, it won’t be boring at all! The stuff I’m going to demonstrate is something I’ve been working on during my spare time over the last 6 month, and so far I’ve already written
It is one day away from the holiday season of the year. And I have worked HARD over the last few days so I can post my last technical post for the year 2014 before holidays. First of all, I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2014 has been a fantastic year for me. Here are some of the highlights for me in 2014: I’ve been awarded as a Microsoft System Center Cloud and Data Center Management MVP for the first time in 1st July 2014. This is truly my biggest accomplishment of the year.
Last night, I got an email from Microsoft and I have received the MVP Award for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management. I’m so excited and honoured that I have been presented this wonderful award. I started blogging in this blog 4 years ago because I thought I have learnt a lot from the community and I have something to share. I still remember the day when I sat on the couch setting up this blog while watching South Africa FIFA World Cup back in 2010. now 4 years later, I received this award during Brazil World Cup 2014 .