MMS 2010 Keynote 4/21: Summary for Geeks

The next keynote just wrapped up and there was a lot of good information. Here’s our top 9 items we heard in order of importance:   1) System Center Roadmap: New versions in 2011 for Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Configuration Manager, Service Manager R2, Windows Intune V1. New versions in 2011: Data Protection Manager,…

Fixing OpsMgr Gateway Approval Failures

This week we ran into a couple of issues when attempting to approve a new gateway in our environment which seemed like good ideas to share. The first was: “The request failed with the following error: The gateway server does not exist: gatewayservername”. This was interesting as we have already brought up multiple gateways the…

How do I exclude a specific alert from being sent to specific users in OpsMgr?

Subscriptions in Operations Manager can be complex to create and configure. The key concept to consider is how to architect them to avoid challenges where it is difficult to customize them to how you want them to work. This four part blog series (https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2009/09/08/how-to-use-customized-groups-to-simplify-the-opsmgr-console-for-server-owners-–-using-custom-groups-to-secure-views.aspx) discusses how to architect your OpsMgr environment in a way that…

ReSearch This! for OpsMgr – New and Improved

The ReSearch This! management pack for MOM 2005, SCE, and Operations Manager has been updated with new functionality including the ability to share community knowledge, and a view to integrate the OpsMgr By Example management pack tuning series! Pete Zerger has blogged on this at: http://www.systemcentercentral.com/BlogDetails/tabid/143/IndexID/61080/Default.aspx

How to create a computer group for VMware servers or Hyper-V servers in OpsMgr

While tuning an Operations Manager environment that is heavily virtualized on VMware, we started receiving alerts that the “Total Percentage Interrupt Time is too high” on several of the virtualized servers. During discussions with the local virtualization SMEs, they indicated that this metric is handled differently in a virtual versus physical server configuration (see http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_timekeeping.pdf…