Installing an all-in-one System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 Preview release on Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview release (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

  This article identifies changes seen in Operations Manager 2012 R2 preview release and details the steps required to install Operations Manager 2012 R2 preview release running on Windows Server 2012 R2 preview release. For the to be an all-in-one System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 environment, it will need to be domain controller, SQL…

Installing the Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview release

With the announcement at TechEd Europe (http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2013/06/24/teched-europe-big-bets-and-big-opportunities.aspx) Windows 2012 R2 preview release, System Center 2012 R2 preview release are now available.  The following are download pages and product pages for these items:   Download pages: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/dn205286?WT.mc_id=OO_Technet_Home_General_EN_US http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/dn205295?WT.mc_id=OO_Technet_Home_General_EN_US http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn296435.aspx?CR_CC=200142594 Product version pages: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/windows-server-2012-r2.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/system-center-2012-r2.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-azure-pack.aspx   So what should you expect when installing Windows Server 2012…

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How to add monitoring for a port or interface on a network device in Operations Manager 2012 (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

  Operations Manager 2012 provides enhanced network monitoring capabilities which includes the ability to provide monitoring for various interfaces and ports on the network devices. While I have seen mentions about configuring monitoring for an additional network port or interface (such as http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh212935.aspx which states that “Ports that are connected to a computer are not…

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

This is the second 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…