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OpsMgr 2012 Trivial Pursuit (#SCOM) – can you install an OpsMgr 2012 Management Server on Server core?

I had a good quick question asked by a colleague of mine recently – can an OpsMgr 2012 Management Server be installed on Server core? If we look into the OpsMgr 2012 RC documentation available at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh205987.aspx (in the OpsMgr_SupConfig document) we see: “Server Operating System: must be Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1” But, that…

OpsMgr Dashboard Integration: Lessons learned – dashboard technologies and when to use each

Based upon the discussions in this article, the core question still stands – what dashboard technologies should I use and when? The first step is to identify the actual dashboard requirements for the organization: “We want dashboards” – isn’t quite sufficient for requirements. Specifically we’re looking for items like:   1) The goal is to…

OpsMgr (#SCOM) CU installation extracts but fails to install

As most everyone knows in the OpsMgr community Kevin Holman has an excellent article on the various CU installations including the one on CU5: http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2011/08/03/opsmgr-2007-r2-cu5-rollup-hotfix-ships-and-my-experience-installing-it.aspx  We ran into an issue which I did not see discussed in his article however – or to be more clear – his article told us what we had to…

Starting to install the System Center Cloud Service Process Pack Beta #SCOM #SCSM

I spent some time today working on installation of the System Center Cloud Service Process Pack beta (available for download at: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27844. Since I already had a functional System Center 2012 RC environment I had high hopes that this would not take a long time for installation. I ran into a few challenges – I’m…

Inside Central Podcast Network-Dan Kregor, Pete Zerger, Kerrie Meyler and Cameron Fuller

Dan and a plethora of the OpsMgr (#SCOM) MVP’s had a good discussion on OpsMgr last night which hit the web today (unscripted and unedited!). Highlights included updates to OpsMgr 2012 around APM, cross-platform, dashboards and more! The podcast is available at: http://insidepodcastnetwork.tv/show/ic14/. Here’s the summary from Dan: “Pete and Dan are joined by Kerrie…

OpsMgr (#SCOM) Queries and Dashboards for Alerts, Events and Performance counters per minute

Recently we were attempting to look for spikes of alerts, events or performance counters in our environment to indicate potential floods of information. To track these down, we used queries off the the OperationsManagerDW (to avoid reading from the OperationsManager database). The following dashboard items were integrated into the Service Manager dashboard (discussed previously here).…