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,…