QuickTricks: Unix/Linux agent “Failed to find a matching agent kit to install” (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

We ran into this recently when attempting to deploy an OpsMgr 2012 SP1 agent to a SUSE Linux system. “One or more errors occurred. Failed to find a matching agent kit to install.” When browsing to the DownloadedKits folder on the management server (c:\program files\System Center 2012\Operations Manager\Server\AgentManagement\UnixAgents\DownloadKits) we found that there were no SUSE…

Kicking the tires: Using the production released version of Global Service Monitoring (GSM) in Operations Manager 2012 SP1 (#SCOM, #SYSCTR, #Azure)

With the production released version of GSM, there were a couple of big surprises that I saw. 1) The licensing structure was actually a pleasant surprise. Per the article at http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2013/01/14/system-center-global-service-monitor-getting-started.aspx “GSM is provided by Microsoft as a benefit of Software Assurance. If you have a System Center license, you can use GSM at no…