Automating OpsMgr Part 3: New Management Pack Runbook via SMA and Azure Automation

Introduction This is the 3rd 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 Today, I will demonstrate a rather simple runbook to create a blank management pack in the OpsMgr management group. Additional, I will also demonstrate executing this runbook not only on your On-Premise Service Management Automation (SMA) infrastructure, but also from an Azure Automation account via Hybrid Workers. Since the Hybrid Worker is a very new component in Azure Automation, I will firstly give

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Automating OpsMgr Part 2: SMA Runbook for Creating ConfigMgr Log Collection Rules

Introduction This is the 2nd instalment of the Automating OpsMgr series. Previously on this series: Automating OpsMgr Part 1: Introducing OpsMgrExtended PowerShell / SMA Module Few weeks ago, I have also published a post: Collecting ConfigMgr Logs To Microsoft Operation Management Suite – The NiCE Way, which demonstrated how to use an OpInsights integrated OpsMgr management group and NiCE Log File MP to collect ConfigMgr client and server logs into Microsoft Operation Management Suite. The solution I provided in that post included few sealed management packs and a demo management pack which includes few actual event collection rules for ConfigMgr

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Automating OpsMgr Part 1: Introducing OpsMgrExtended PowerShell / SMA Module

Background The OpsMgrExtended PowerShell and SMA module is a project that I have been working on since August last year. I am very glad that it is now ready to be released to the community. This module is designed to fill some gaps in the current OpsMgr automation solutions provided natively in System Center 2012 suite. This module can be used as a System Center Service Management Automation (SMA) Integration Module, as well as a standalone PowerShell module. Currently, the following products are available when comes to creating automation solutions for OpsMgr: OpsMgr native PowerShell module OpsMgr Integration Pack for System

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OpsMgr 2012 Data Warehouse Health Check Script Updated

Since I published the OpsMgr 2012 Data Warehouse Health Check Script last week, the responses I have received from the community have been overwhelming! As I mentioned the the post that there might be potential issues when executing the script for an environment where the Data Warehouse DB is hosted on a named SQL instance, man people have reached out to me and confirmed this is indeed the case. Over the last few days, I have been busy updating this script to address all the issues identified by the community. The version 1.1 is now ready. I have addressed the

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OpsMgr 2012 Data Warehouse Health Check Script

Note (19/06/2015): This script has been updated to version 1.1. You can find the details of version 1.1 here: http://blog.tyang.org/2015/06/19/opsmgr-2012-data-warehouse-health-check-script-updated/. The download link at the end of this post has been updated too. I’m sure you all would agree with me that the OpsMgr database performance is a very common issue in many OpsMgr deployments – when it has not been designed and configured properly. The folks at Squared Up certainly feels the pain – when the OpsMgr Data Warehouse database is not performing at the optimal level, it would certainly impact the performance of Squared Up dashboard since Squared Up

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Collecting ConfigMgr Logs To Microsoft Operation Management Suite – The NiCE way

Introduction I have been playing with Azure Operational Insights for a while now, and I am really excited about the capabilities and capacities it brings. I haven’t blogged anything about OpInsights until now, largely because all the wonderful articles that my MVP friends have already written. i.e. the OpInsights series from Stanislav Zheyazkov (at the moment, he’s written 18 parts so far!): https://cloudadministrator.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/microsoft-azure-operational-insights-preview-series-general-availability-part-18-2/ Back in my previous life, when I was working on ConfigMgr for living, THE one thing that I hate the most, is reading log files, not to mention all the log file names, locations, etc. that I

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