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…

OpsMgr, Reporting, and ‘Value 3’

Installing Operations Manager 2007 R2… Life is good. The Operations Manager database installs without a hitch, the RMS installs with no issues, additional management servers – no problem, Data warehouse installation – it’s almost too easy. The Operations Manager reporting installation is almost done, and the reporting component rolls back. <Insert profanity here>. But there…

What is ODR and Why do we Care?

After reading Ake’s post the logic to enabling the Operational Data Reporting make a lot more sense now. The screenshots in his post show the type of information that Microsoft can get to their MP developers based upon how the MP’s are functioning in the field. The information does not appear to be company specific,…

OpsMgr Gateway ‘Not Monitored’

This particular issue has been one of the banes of my existence since I started deploying large-scale Operations Manager 2007 environments. I follow the best instructions available to the letter and create my certificates, use the MOMCertImport tool, verifying connectivity between systems, approve and install the gateway and… no-go. My gateway server shows up in…

What’s New in the OpsMgr MP? (6.1.7599.0)

Normally I don’t blog on updated versions of management packs (the only notable exception is the By Example series which discusses how to install, configure and tune management packs). However, the updated OpsMgr management pack implements some solid enhancements which may be overlooked because they don’t stand out at first glance. In terms of installation,…