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

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:

OpsMgr Performance Collection Rules for OMS Near Real-Time Performance Data Collection

Update: 09/09/2015: I found a small error in the demo MP provided at the end of this post, where one of the perf collection rules had an extra condition detection module (which prevents the real-time perf data to be sent to OMS). I have just updated the MP and the download link. Introduction Yesterday, the OMS product team has announced the availability of the Near-Real Time (NRT) Performance Data Collection in OMS. My buddy and fellow SCCDM MVP Stanislav Zhelyazkov has already wrote an article on his blog: Operations Management Suite – Performance Monitoring. I won’t repeat what’s already been

Updating Connection Fields in SMA and Azure Automation Modules

Recently when I was working with Stanislav Zhelyazkov on the OMSSearch module, Stan discovered an issue where the module connection type does not get updated when you import an updated version of the module in Azure Automation if the fields have been modified in the module. I have also seen this issue with SMA, so it is not only specific to Azure Automation. Stan has also raised this issue in the User Voice: http://feedback.azure.com/forums/246290-azure-automation/suggestions/8791036-connection-fields-for-modules-are-not-updated As you can see from the feedback from Joe Levy and Beth Cooper, it is a known issue with SMA and Azure Automation. Joe has also

OMSSearch Module Sample Runbook: Invoke-OMSSavedSearch

Over the last few days, I’ve been playing with the OMSSearch PowerShell / SMA / Azure Automation Module my friend and fellow SCCDM MVP Stanislav Zhelyazkov has created. I am now part of this project on Github and have become the 3rd contributor (after Stan and Stefan Stranger). The module was updated yesterday (version 5.1.1) with some of my updates. Today, I have written a sample runbook: Invoke-OMSSavedSearch. As the name suggests, it performs a user defined saved search. Note: due to the limitation of the OMS Search API, we can only retrieve the user defined saved searches. Therefore you

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

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

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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