Why don’t the CPU totals match on the diagnostic in Health Explorer for OpsMgr? (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

Background: Operations Manager has a feature which alerts which a monitor has exceeded a certain threshold for processor utilization and processor queue. If you use Health Explorer you can see what processes were occurring when the processor went to an unhealthy state. I discussed this concept and other Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) in a Windows…

How can I tell if OpsMgr (#SCOM) actually sent me an email? (step-by-step) #SYSCTR [Storing information on subscriptions sent in Alert history]

  This is one of the most common questions I have received over the years supporting Operations Manager and my general approach has been to include an Operations Manager (OpsMgr) administrator in all subscriptions and use unique channels per subscription with unique senders and then to use Outlook rules to categorize what email is received.…

QuickTricks: Where is the default location for the Health Service State folder in OpsMgr 2012 (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

Operations Manager 2007: The default location in OpsMgr 2007 for Management Servers is: \Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\Health Service State The default location in OpsMgr 2007 for Agents is: \Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\Health Service State Operations Manager 2012: The default location in OpsMgr 2012 for Management Servers is: \program files\System Center 2012\Operations…

Windows IT Pro article: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012 Dashboards (#SCOM) by Cameron Fuller

“Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012 offers significant new functionality, including enhanced network monitoring and application performance monitoring, as well as architectural changes to remove the root management server and to add management server pools. These capabilities are all important, but one of the most interesting investments is Operations Manager 2012’s integrated dashboard functionality.” Are…