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

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Top Community Resources for SCOM and OMS Webinar

Few weeks ago, I presented a session on Top Community Resources for SCOM and OMS for Squared Up’s UK community workshop (http://blog.tyang.org/2015/10/05/top-community-resources-for-scom-and-oms/). Squared Up has asked me to present this again for the broader community since it was well received by the audiences from the workshop. So I’m going to present this session few more times. They are free to register and attend. You can find the details from Squared Up’s website: https://squaredup.com/tao-yang-presents-top-community-resources-for-scom-and-oms/ Additionally, after the initial presentation, I notice I forgot to include some awesome resources, I will add them in this time.

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Automating OpsMgr Part 18: Second Update to the OpsMgrExtended Module (v1.2)

Introduction This is the 18th 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 Automating OpsMgr Part 3: New Management Pack Runbook via SMA and Azure Automation Automating OpsMgr Part 4:Creating New Empty Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 5: Adding Computers to Computer Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 6: Adding Monitoring Objects to Instance Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 7: Updated OpsMgrExtended Module Automating OpsMgr Part 8: Adding Management Pack References Automating OpsMgr Part 9: Updating Group Discoveries Automating OpsMgr

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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:

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Automating OpsMgr Part 17: Creating Windows Service Management Pack Template Instance

This is the 17th 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 Automating OpsMgr Part 3: New Management Pack Runbook via SMA and Azure Automation Automating OpsMgr Part 4:Creating New Empty Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 5: Adding Computers to Computer Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 6: Adding Monitoring Objects to Instance Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 7: Updated OpsMgrExtended Module Automating OpsMgr Part 8: Adding Management Pack References Automating OpsMgr Part 9: Updating Group Discoveries Automating OpsMgr Part

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Automating OpsMgr Part 16: Creating Windows Service Monitors

Introduction This is the 16th 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 Automating OpsMgr Part 3: New Management Pack Runbook via SMA and Azure Automation Automating OpsMgr Part 4:Creating New Empty Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 5: Adding Computers to Computer Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 6: Adding Monitoring Objects to Instance Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 7: Updated OpsMgrExtended Module Automating OpsMgr Part 8: Adding Management Pack References Automating OpsMgr Part 9: Updating Group Discoveries Automating OpsMgr

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Squared Up Dashboards Community

Squared Up has recently established a brand new web site: https://community.squaredup.com. This is where everyone in the community is able to share Squared Up dashboards. So, it’s pretty similar to TechNet Gallery, but only for Squared Up dashboards. So far, I have produced dashboards for all products in the System Center 2012 (R2)suite. I am planning to share few more dashboards via this site, but for now, I’d like to show you what I have shared so far, and what other awesome dashboards a currently available for download. My System Center 2012 R2 Suite Dashboards ConfigMgr 2012 (R2) Download from:

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Using Exchange Online (Office 365) For OpsMgr Email Notification

I haven’t been able to use OpsMgr email notifications in my lab since the beginning, because I do not have an on-prem Exchange server (nor that I want to). I have been using my enhanced email notification script and mobile device push notification scripts in the past. Few weeks ago, I needed to setup a GSM monitor for a website and send notification to few other MVP friends via Email. Cameron pointed me to an old blog post from Marnix on setting up SMTP relay for OpsMgr notifications: http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com.au/2009/09/how-to-configure-smtp-for-opsmgr-in.html I also managed to find another post by a fellow MVP

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Automating OpsMgr Part 15: Creating 2-State Event Monitors

Introduction This is the 15th 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 Automating OpsMgr Part 3: New Management Pack Runbook via SMA and Azure Automation Automating OpsMgr Part 4:Creating New Empty Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 5: Adding Computers to Computer Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 6: Adding Monitoring Objects to Instance Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 7: Updated OpsMgrExtended Module Automating OpsMgr Part 8: Adding Management Pack References Automating OpsMgr Part 9: Updating Group Discoveries Automating OpsMgr

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Small Bug Fix in OpsMgr Self Maintenance MP V2.5.0.0

Last night, someone left a comment on the my post for the OpsMgr Self Maintenance MP V2.5.0.0 and advised a configuration in the Data Warehouse staging tables row count performance collection rules is causing issues with the Exchange Correlation service – which is a part of the Exchange MP. This issue was previously identified for other MPs: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f724545d-90a3-42e6-950e-72e14ac0bd9d/exchange-correlation-service-cannot-connect-to-rms?forum=operationsmanagermgmtpacks In a nutshell, looks like the Exchange Correlation service does not like rules that have category set to “None”. I would have never picked it up in my environment because I don’t have Exchange in my lab therefore no Exchange MP configured.

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