Integrating OpsMgr (#SCOM) and Nagios?

This is for my friends in Denver regarding our recent discussion about integration between OpsMgr and Nagios: There is a community written connector at System Center Central which looks pretty interesting: http://www.systemcentercentral.com/BlogDetails/tabid/143/indexid/21726/Default.aspx It looks like Quest is also in the mix: http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/quest-management-connectors-for-system-center-operations-manager-12884902196  And System Center Orchestrator would be another viable option which might be the…

OpsMgr Dashboard Integration: Service Manager – What to include (and not to include) in customized Service Manager dashboards (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

To start with what is a good use and isn’t a good use for the Service Manager dashboard displaying OpsMgr data we need to review the other dashboard solutions and where they work well: OpsMgr built-in dashboards: Good for displaying multiple views in OpsMgr including state, alerts and performance among others. Service Level Dashboard 2.0:…

OpsMgr Dashboard Integration: Visio integration, customizing linked items and how they represent their health state (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

Using Visio integration, I can easily link OpsMgr health status to various items in Visio. The example below shows a standard linking with a healthy/green health indicator. In a previous blog article I discussed other ways to display health status including changing the color of a link between two sites based upon the health state…