OpsMgr Agentless Monitoring, Service Manager 2012 and backwards compatibility MP (#SCOM, #SCSM, #SYSCTR)

During some recent testing of Operations Manager 2012, we needed to add the backwards compatibility management pack as it was required for several of the management packs including:   Microsoft.CommerceServer.2007 (Converted) Microsoft.Windows.Server.GroupPolicy.2003 (Converted) Microsoft.Windows.Server.InternetNamingService (Converted) Microsoft.Windows.Server.RRAS (Converted)   We had already also been monitoring Service Manager 2012 which requires agentless monitoring as discussed at: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/operationsmanagerdeployment/thread/48396343-70b9-42c6-9d84-79955365ed93/…

OpsMgr (#SCOM) Resources Pools–What they do not do [#SYSCTR]

Resource Pools were added in Operations Manager 2012. As a quick definition for what they are: “A resource pool is a collection of management servers used to distribute work amongst themselves and take over work from a failed member.” – subset from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh230706.aspx. I would update that slightly to the following definition based upon this…

QuickTricks: Get a count of alerts per day in OpsMgr 2007 R2 and 2012 or estimating ticket volume in Service Manager (#SCOM, #SCSM, #SYSCTR, #SQL)

As part of a dashboard project I was working on in OpsMgr 2007 R2 I created a series of SQL queries which can gather information from the OperationsManager database (not recommended) or from the OperationsManagerDW (recommended). These are available for download at: http://www.systemcentercentral.com/Downloads/DownloadsDetails/tabid/144/IndexID/86822/Default.aspx  Recently we had a request to identify an estimated number of tickets…

QuickTricks: Migrating subscriptions between Operations Manager environments (#SCOM, #PowerShell, #SYSCTR)

Recently during an OpsMgr 2007 R2 to OpsMgr 2012 engagement we needed to migrate all subscriptions, subscribers and channels  from the existing OpsMgr 2007 R2 production environment to the newly built OpsMgr 2012 QA and Production environments. The following is the process that we used which worked extremely well (though I’m not sure if it’s…