Using #ConfigMgr to deploy OpsMgr CU4 updates to manually installed agents (#SCOM)

Kevin Holman provides a great article on how to upgrade OpsMgr to CU4 which is available at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2011/02/01/opsmgr-2007-r2-cu4-rollup-hotfix-ships-and-my-experience-installing-it.aspx  One item that his article does not cover however is details about how to upgrade agents which were manually installed. Manually installed agents will not appear in the pending view after CU4 has been deployed, and require…

MMS 2011: Operations Manager Evolution-Using the Service Manager Dashboard to display Operations Manager Dashboards in #SharePoint (#SCOM)

For those OpsMgr administrators out there this won’t be a surprise – Operations Manager has no prebuilt dashboard product. Unlike both Configuration Manager and Service Manager. For a good overview of dashboard options available for Operations Manager check out the Windows IT Pro article “Operations Manager Dashboards”. While OpsMgr 2012 will have built-in dashboard functionality…

QuickTricks: Where does the operations manager console store its cache? (#SCOM)

The file the OpsMgr console is using as it’s cache is called momcache.mdb. It is stored in a user specific folder: c:\users\<profile>\appdata\local\microsoft\microsoft.mom.ui.console\ or %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\microsoft.mom.ui.console\ Good reference on this file (and redirecting it):  http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/2009/09/redirecting-mom-cache-file-momcachemdb.html

Building a Low Memory Virtual Router in #Win7

In lab and test environments it’s often useful to be able to provide a configuration which can emulate multiple physical locations. Examples of this include testing a multiple site Active Directory configuration or to showing the impact of network latency on applications. Historically I have used a Windows 98 system to provide this functionality (definitely…