Integrating multiple monitoring solutions for network devices into a single diagram (#SCOM, #OpsLogix, #SolarWinds)

During a recent blog post on how to solve the “Monitor the Monitor” question using SolarWinds and Operations Manager, I wrote three blog posts on the topic:   Operations Manager and SolarWinds: Integrating the SolarWinds management pack for Operations Manager 2012 Operations Manager and SolarWinds: Monitoring Operations Manager with SolarWinds Operations Manager and SolarWinds: Monitoring…

Activating Office 365 subscription benefits from TechNet and using Office applications on an iPad

Microsoft recently announced that TechNet subscribers would have a free benefit to use Office 365. The fulfillment of this was discussed at: http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/another-promise-kept-office-365-free-technet-subscribers.   Unfortunately, quickly after that announcement Microsoft also announced the upcoming retirement of TechNet. Information on this decision is available at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/ms772427.aspx. There has been upset from the community over this decision.…

Operations Manager and SolarWinds: Monitoring SolarWinds with Operations Manager (#SCOM, #SolarWinds)

This is the third of a three part blog series highlighting the integration available between System Center Operations Manager 2012 and SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor. This topic was initially mentioned around the timeframe of the Microsoft Management Summit this year – information is available at: http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/2013/04/09/monitor-the-monitor-alert-on-operations-manager-health/. I’ve been working with the folks at SolarWinds…

Using the built-in network monitoring within Operations Manager 2012 to monitor network devices using ICMP only mode (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

  During a recent discussion on monitoring for devices which can be monitored with Operations Manager (but without installing an agent) one of my co-workers mentioned that we can use the new Operations Manager 2012 network monitoring for non-SNMP devices by using ICMP only mode. This approach lets you monitor devices which can only be…

New ReSearch This KB articles – June 2013

The ReSearch This management pack is a free community written management pack that provides a way to quickly research alerts which occur in Operations Manager. These resolutions can be search for not only on the community repository but also on an internal knowledge repository or through searching with Bing or Google. Functionality also exists to…