OpsMgr Alerts Push Notification to Android Devices

Update 07 April 2013: I’ve updated this script again to support iOS devices and removed the requirements for PowerShell version 3. The updated script can be found here here. Background Stefan Stranger has written a 2-part blog post on how to use Windows Phone push notification for OpsMgr alerts. Stefan’s posts can be found here: Part 1 Part 2 I got so excited about this idea, but I’m a big fan for Android when comes to mobile devices. I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet – both of them are

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OpsMgr Weather Monitoring MP Updated

I got an email from someone up in Sweden the other day in regards to the Weather Monitoring MP that I released few months ago. I’ve been made aware that a negative temperature reading is being recorded as a positive value (i.e. –8 degrees is being collected as 8 degrees). First of all, apologies for this mistake. I wrote the PowerShell script for the probe action module back in July last year, when most of world was in summer. I didn’t even think about negative values and I couldn’t test it anyway… Last night, I spent some time fixing the

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“Data Aggregation” field became empty in OpsMgr 2007 linked Performance Report

Today I needed to change some parameters in a linked performance report in one of the OpsMgr 2007 R2 management groups at work. When I opened the report property, the Data Aggregation field somehow became blank and greyed out: As the result, when I tried to run the report, I get this error: I found a blog article from Dieter Wijckmans “SCOM 2007: Scheduled reports failing”, it indicates it’s because there are duplicate management group ID specified in the report parameters. Dieter’s fix doesn’t really apply to me as the my report is not a scheduled report, however, my approach

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OpsMgr 2012 App Advisor Web Console Failed To Run Reports After DW Database Move

Previously I’ve blogged my experience in migrating from OpsMgr 2012 RTM to SP1 which involved moving all databases to a new database server running SQL 2012. Since then, I’ve noticed the instruction in moving Operational DB published in TechNet is actually missing a step, which I’ve blogged here. Over the last few days, since it was the long weekend down here in Victoria, I spent some time setting up the Talking Heads web application to explorer APM in OpsMgr 2012. I was following the instructions in Chapter 9 in the Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager book. The instructions in

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System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed ebook

We’ve all been waited for so long for this book: You might have heard that this book is already available in ebook formats from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I’m sick of waiting for the paperback version that I bought last July from Amazon, it still hasn’t been shipped yet. So I went ahead and also bought the ebook. I bought the ebook from the publisher’s website: http://www.informit.com/store/system-center-2012-operations-manager-unleashed-9780672335914 Unlike Amazon, when you get from www.informit.com, you’ll get 3 versions of the ebook: epub, mobi and pdf. Currently the price is $38.39, but for the limited time, if you use the

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“PowerShell Script failed to run” alert in OpsMgr 2012

Don’t you hate it when you’ve just released a piece of work to public and you found an issue with it? Well, this is what happened to me today. Yesterday and released the OpsMgr Self Maintenance MP, and today, I found an issue with the 2012 version. After the MP is imported and the “OpsMgr 2012 Self Maintenance Operational Database LocalizedText Table Health Monitor” has been enabled via an override, you’ll soon get this alert from one of the management servers: The PowerShell script failed with below exception System.Management.Automation.IncompleteParseException: White space is not allowed before the string terminator. at System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.PipelineBase.Invoke(IEnumerable

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OpsMgr Self Maintenance Management Pack

Background I had this idea to automate some repetitive maintenance tasks that every SCOM administrator perform regularly via a management pack. So I started to write a OpsMgr self maintenance MP during my spare time around July last year, right after my baby girl Rosie was born. since then, I’ve got side-tracked many times, i.e. left for TechEd in September for a week, studying for ConfigMgr 2012 exam, studying for the 3 Windows Server 2012 MCSA exams, writing other management packs such as the Weather monitoring MP, etc. This MP has been sitting there 90% completed for months. Few of

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