Upcoming Webinar – Capacity Planning using OMS and OpsLogix Capacity Report MP

As a follow up to my recent blog post Capacity Planning – OMS Vs. OpsLogix Capacity Reports MP, I will be teaming up with the OpsLogix team and deliver a webinar next week. In this webinar, I will demonstrate how to utilize the OMS Capacity Planning Solution as well as the OpsLogix Capacity Reports MP to forecast your infrastructure fabric consumption. The webinar is going to take place on Wednesday 3rd February, 21:00 UTC. You can find more details about this webinar on OpsLogix’s webiste: http://www.opslogix.com/capacity-planning-webcast/ This is a free webinar, only limited spots available. If you are interested in

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Automating OpsLogix Oracle MP Configuration

Introduction One of the flagship management packs from OpsLogix is the Oracle Database MP. This MP provides several GUI driven wizard to help you creating your own monitoring solutions for Oracle by leveraging the OpsMgr management pack templates (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/hh457614.aspx). At this stage, the OpsLogix Oracle MP provides the following templates: 01. Oracle Alert Rule template This template allows you to create a rule that checks a value from your oracle environment and generate alerts in the event that the value is detected or missing, depending on the configuration you have specified. 02. Oracle Performance Collection Rule template This template allows

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Presenting in System Center Universe Asia Pacific Events

As you may have already heard, the biggest System Center community event System Center Universe (SCU) is coming to Melbourne this year. SCU APAC will host a 2-day event in KL, Malaysia followed by a 1-day event in Melbourne. The Malaysian event will be hosted on Tuesday and Wednesday 8th-9th March and the Melbourne event will be hosted on Friday 11th March at Crown Casino. There will be many Cloud & Data Center MVPs, Hyper-V MVPs including many international speakers attending both events. The session information will be published soon, but let me assure you that attendees will not be

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The Recording for My WMUG NL Webinar on OMS Alerting is Available Online

Earlier this week, I have presented for a webinar hosted by WMUG NL (Windows Management User Group Netherlands). The topic is Introduction to OMS Alerting. The recording and the slide deck is now available online. You can find them here: http://wmug.nl/2016/01/15/recording-wmug-nl-webinar-6-2016-online-introduction-to-operational-management-suite-oms-alerting/ I’d like to thank everyone who has attended the webinar, and also big thanks the the event organiser and my fellow CDM MVP Kenneth van Surksum (@kennethvs).

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Capacity Planning – OMS Vs. OpsLogix Capacity Reports MP

Introduction When it comes to data center / fabric capacity planning, currently there are 2 major solutions within Microsoft’s System Center and OMS space. These solutions are: OMS Capacity Planning Solution (http://microsoft.com/oms) OpsLogix Capacity Reporting Management Pack for OpsMgr (http://www.opslogix.com/capacity-management-pack/) In this post, I will discuss the differences and similarities between these 2 solutions OMS Capacity Planning Solution Overview The OMS Capacity Planning solution was designed to provide an overview on the current and future utilisation of your virtualisation infrastructure and fabric. It is freely available for all OMS customers (well, you do have to pay for the OMS data

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Upcoming Community Speaking Events for January 2016

I am going to speak at 2 community events in January 2016. On 8pm Wednesday 13th Jan (Dutch time, which is going to be 6am Thursday Melbourne time), I am presenting a session on OMS Alerting and Alert Remediation in a webinar hosted by Windows Management User Group Netherlands (WMUG NL). Since it is a free webinar, everyone can register. If you are interested, you can find the registration details here: http://wmug.nl/2015/12/23/wmug-nl-webinar-1-january-13th-2016-introduction-to-oms-alerting-hosted-by-tao-yang/ On 6pm Tuesday 19th Jan (Melbourne local time), I am presenting a session on how to write your own PowerShell modules for SMA and Azure Automation at the

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Free E-book: Inside the Microsoft Operations Management Suite

This is my first post in 2016, so happy new year everyone! Over the last few months, I have been a bit quiet on this blog, because I was involved in a book project together with Pete Zerger (@pzerger), Stanislav Zhelyazkov (@StanZhelyazkov) and Anders Bengtsson (http://contoso.se/blog/). The book is titled Inside the Microsoft Operations Management Suite, and we have made it freely available to the community. We wanted to bring a learning resource for the MS Operations Management Suite to the community that is complete, comprehensive, concise…and free (as in beer). While we finish final editing passes over the next

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