OpsMgr Dashboard Integration: Developing SLT’s which show availability with and without maintenance windows (#SCOM)

For a long time I got stuck in the mindset that a Service Level Tracking item (SLT) contained a single Service Level Objective (SLO). A single SLT can be created which contains multiple Service Level Objectives (SLO’s). As an example, service levels may include or not include planned maintenance windows. The example discussed in the…

OpsMgr Dashboard Integration: Visio integration Installation challenges (#SCOM)

Installation of the Visio Add-in for Operations Manager 2007 R2 was pretty straightforward. The download is available at: Microsoft Visio Toolbox and details on installing and using this functionality are available at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee342533.aspx. I did however run into two installation challenges: What’s required: SharePoint 2010 Enterprise edition. My recommendation is not to even both to…