The Top-5 benefits of combining Operations Manager and SharePoint? [#SCOM, #SYSCTR, #SharePoint]

Environments which have SharePoint available gain several benefits from using SharePoint together with Operations Manager. The following is my Top-5 list of these benefits. Benefit #5: Using SharePoint as a process repository SharePoint document libraries provide an excellent way to store documents within document libraries which can easily be searched using the built-in SharePoint functionality.…

How do I integrate SQL databases into Service Manager 2012 as Configuration Items? [#SCSM, #SCOM, #SYSCTR, #SQL]

During a recent client engagement, there was a request to add databases to Service Manager as CI’s. This was in addition to previous requests to add both network devices and VMware servers from OpsMgr into Service Manager. As background the following two articles documented the first attempts I made at synchronizing information from OpsMgr 2012…

QuickTricks: Integrating SharePoint as your process and standards repository for OpsMgr (#SCOM, #SYSCTR, #SharePoint)

One of the additional ways that SharePoint can be used within Operations Manager is to provide a quick access to any standards and processes which are defined for the organization. By creating a web page view which points to your SharePoint document library or folder for standards you can quickly integrate documentation for processes and…

Using SharePoint as your knowledge repository for OpsMgr (#SCOM, #SYSCTR, #SharePoint)

  Unless you are running 32-bit operating systems and 32-bit versions of office, there are some challenges in using the company knowledge feature currently available in Operations Manager 2012 (and Operations Manager 2007). For details on the requirements for company knowledge and requirements to use it see: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh212900.aspx What if you could replace that functionality…

How do I integrate VMware Servers into Service Manager 2012 as Configuration Items? [#SCSM, #SCOM, #SYSCTR, #Veeam]

During a recent client meeting the request was made that we integrate VMware servers which we monitor with Operations Manager 2012 into Service Manager 2012 as Configuration Items (CI’s). We are using Veeam’s VMware monitoring management pack to provide monitoring for VMware in Operations Manager 2012. From a high level these were the steps required…