How to determine what Management Server your Operations Manager Reporting Server is using for its Collection Server.

If you’ve ever had the privilege of troubleshooting a stubborn Operations Manager Reporting Role like I have (more times than I’d like to admit), you may need to determine what OM Management Server server is configured as the Collection Server for your Reporting Role; assuming you’ve split the roles in your OpsMgr environment!  This is…

QuickTricks: Why is my “Performance by Utilization” report failing with a query execution failed for dataset ‘PerfDS’? (#SCOM, #SQL)

Does this look familiar? If so, check out this blog post. If not, move along, nothing to see here…. Kevin Holman blogged on this topic at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2011/09/30/opsmgr-new-base-os-mp-6-0-6956-0-adds-cluster-shared-volume-monitoring-bpa-and-many-changes.aspx. The following is a subset from Kevin’s blog post: — “When you try and run the report ‘Performance By Utilization’ you get an error: An error has occurred…

Does-It-Work-In-OM12? SharePoint 2010 Monitoring (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

Topic: SharePoint 2010 Management Pack Download location: SharePoint 2010 Management Pack Issues: The task included which configures the SharePoint site does not work in Operations Manager 2012. Notes: A separate download is available which includes a version of the task designed for OpsMgr 2012 which is available on connect at: https://connect.microsoft.com/site799/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=37367. This is also available…

Office 365 Reporting

A member of the Office 365 International User Group, Alan Byrne (@AlanMByrne) sent me an email late last week about a new Reporting Service he has created for Office 365 called Cogmotive Reports, (@Cogmotive) I have checked out the service and found it to pretty cool. It is in Beta right now and you can…