OpsMgr 2012 SP1: Reporting Installation Error: Unable to connect to the Data Access Service for this Management Server

Situation: When running the Operations Manager Installation for Reporting, an error is seen below at the Specify a Management Server page. Operating System = Server 2012 Operations Manager = OpsMgr 2012 SP1 Error: Specify a Management server Enter the name, of a Management server to be used by the Web console and reporting features only.…

OpsMgr 2012: AlertStage table backlog and I/O Waits

Thank you to Stephen Leuthold of BlogMyNog.com and HASMUG.com for sharing this excellent information! Situation: Massive I/O waits seen on the OperationsManagerDW resulting in major performance problems.  It is unknown what the root cause of the Situation was. Reference: The Microsoft baseline I/O ranges for OLTP systems are as follows: 1-5ms for Log files 4-20ms for Data…

Cool Tools: OptimumX Downloads with freeware utilities for command-line network administration, software distribution and login scripts

​Thank you to my collegue Marty List for creating these great tools for command-line network administration, software distribution and login scripts. OptimumX has a great set of tools that I have tried on newer machines as well as older OS’s.  One of my favorites is the Network Speed tool, go download it and try it out! http://www.optimumx.com/downloads.html…