Operations Manager and SolarWinds: Integrating the SolarWinds management pack for Operations Manager 2012 (#SCOM, #SolarWinds)

This is the first 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…

QuickTricks: Integrating the Azure portal into the Operations Manager console (#SCOM, #Azure)

I’ve been spending some time recently working with the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform of as a Service (PaaS) solutions from Microsoft available in Azure. Relevant blog posts I’ve worked on related to these topics include: Integration points between Azure and System Center: http://www.systemcentercentral.com/blog-series-kicking-the-tires-on-windows-azure-15-installments/ Getting more benefits from your MSDN subscription: https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2013/02/28/windows-azure-%E2%80%93-get-more-benefits-from-the-msdn-subscription-windowsserver-azure.aspx Performance…

Patching OpsMgr 2012 SP1 consoles in Windows 8 using Windows Update (#SCOM, #Windows, #ConfigMgr)

If you are like me and user Operations Manager you probably have a console installed on your laptop (if not, at least avoid using the consoles on the management servers to minimize the overhead on them!). For processes to update Operations Manager there is either: Kevin Holman’s blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2013/04/11/applying-update-rollup-2-ur2-to-opsmgr-2012-sp1.aspx [Kevin has done and continues to…