Will you be the next SCU Jedi?

System Center Universe is all about bringing the community together with the best presenters to provide a world-wide community event focused on System Center. The natural next step of this concept was to look to the community to find the next great speaker who should be on the SCU stage. This idea has launched today…

Operations Manager 2012 R2 (Preview Release) and Unix/Linux monitoring (#SCOM, #Unix, #SYSCTR)

One of the big shifts coming in Operations Manager 2012 R2 is a re-written version of the Operations Manager agent for Linux/Unix. The big change for this agent is to provide a faster and smaller footprint for the agent which will also be better for mobile devices. Information on this change is available at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/06/28/open-management-infrastructure.aspx…

Monitoring Azure in Operations Manager 2012 using the Azure Fabric (preview) management pack (#SCOM, #SYSCTR, #Azure)

This is the third part of the series introduced at: https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2013/07/01/monitoring-and-windows-azure-scom-sysctr-azure.aspx (sorry this took so long, this was a big management pack!). The focus of this blog post is to provide information on what this management pack is, what is included within this management pack, configuring the Azure Fabric management pack, how to use the…

Monitoring Azure in Operations Manager 2012 using the Azure SQL management pack (#SCOM, #SYSCTR, #Azure)

This is the second part of the series introduced at: https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2013/07/01/monitoring-and-windows-azure-scom-sysctr-azure.aspx. The focus of this blog post is to provide information on what is included within this management pack, how to create a SQL database in Azure and how to monitor SQL in Azure with Operations Manager, and what see in the Operations Manager console…

ReSearch This updates for July 2013

What a great month for ReSearch This and the Operations Manager community! Big updates this month include: The ReSearch This contest was announced this month, information on how to win a Surface RT or a signed copy of the Unleashed book are available here! Inside Podcast Networks podcast #36 (July 17th episode, available on iTunes)…

Monitoring Azure in Operations Manager 2012 using the Azure Applications management pack (#SCOM, #SYSCTR, #Azure)

The Azure Applications Management pack is the same management pack that I blogged about at: https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2012/11/09/kicking-the-tires-using-the-azure-management-pack-in-opsmgr-2012-scom-azure-sysctr.aspx. This blog post provides some additional detailed on this management pack such as management pack details, what the management pack adds to Operations Manager and an important note on certificates in Azure/Operations Manager. This is the first part of…