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Automatic and Manual Resource Pools in Operations Manager 2012 (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

  NOTE: If you experience a situation where removing an Operations Manager server from the All Management Servers resource pool causes the server to become grayed out see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2853431. As outlined in the “SC12_OpsMgr_Deployment” on page 12: (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29256) there is a slight issue with this as it’s currently written. Resource Pools Network monitoring in System…

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System Center Orchestrator 2012 Prerequisites and IIS FAQ (#SCORCH, #SYSCTR)

At this point in time there is a gap in the System Center 2012 Orchestrator documentation available which explains IIS requirements. Current SCOrch documentation is available at: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29258. The following blog article provides details on what components in the Web Server are required for Orchestrator 2012:   Question: What IIS features are required for Orchestrator?…

Integrating Savision Live Maps into Service Manager 2012 (#SCOM, #SYSCTR, #Savision)

So you have an Operations Manager environment with Savision Live Maps and you thinking about integrating Live Maps with Service Manager 2012? Here’s the quick gotta-know to get it configured. Software acquisition and Installation First, download Live Maps (available from http://www.savision.com/download). The installation for the Savision Live Maps ServiceManager components are both included in the…

Free System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Dashboards pack available! (#SYSCTR, #OPSMGR, #SCVMM)

The new dashboard pack I have been developing as part of the upcoming System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed book just hit the web today (happy Friday!) and details are on the Unleashed blog site. The blog post on it’s release including screenshots of the various dashboards are available at: OpsMgr Unleashed Blog: http://opsmgrunleashed.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/free-opsmgr-2012-virtual-machine-manager-dashboards-from-the-opsmgr-unleashed-team-scom/ The…

How do I integrate Operations Manager 2012 Network Devices into Service Manager 2012 as Configuration Items? [#SCSM, #SCOM, #SYSCTR]

During a recent client meeting the request was made that we integrate network devices which we monitor with Operations Manager 2012 into Service Manager 2012 as Configuration Items (CI’s). In theory this sounds easy – Operations Manager 2012 can monitor a variety of network devices out of the box and those become entities. We know…