Enriching System Center Self-Service and Asset Mgmt with the Veeam 7 Management Pack #Veeam #SCSM #SysCtr

In the upcoming whitepaper entitled "Using Veeam solutions to augment System Center and Hyper-V" Pete Zerger and I discuss how the Veeam management pack can be used to enhance the functionality available in System Center. Specifically we focused on how the new Hyper-V functionality could be leveraged for additional benefits in System Center. While integration…

QuickTricks: Replacing a Visio integrated diagram with the topology widget #OpsMgr #SYSCTR

One of the approaches which has been available to provide dashboard integration for Operations Manager utilizes Visio and SharePoint Enterprise edition. I have worked with this approach and blogged on it several times in the past including: Creating a Visio integrated diagram from a distributed application: https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2011/08/16/opsmgr-dashboard-integration-creating-a-visio-integrated-diagram-from-a-distributed-application.aspx Customizing linked items and how they represent their…

Autoscaling, Azure, WAP and System Center

The term autoscaling can have several meanings including scaling out (adding additional instance), scaling up (adding more resources to an existing instance) and scaling down (removing resources from an existing instance). In Azure this is explained at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh680945(v=PandP.50).aspx. In this three part blog post series, my goal is to explain what the current state for…