Integrating OpsMgr (#SCOM) and Nagios?

This is for my friends in Denver regarding our recent discussion about integration between OpsMgr and Nagios: There is a community written connector at System Center Central which looks pretty interesting: http://www.systemcentercentral.com/BlogDetails/tabid/143/indexid/21726/Default.aspx It looks like Quest is also in the mix: http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/quest-management-connectors-for-system-center-operations-manager-12884902196  And System Center Orchestrator would be another viable option which might be the…

Windows Phone 7 Mango and Office 365

So today was the big Mango day for Window Phone 7. Microsoft released the much anticipated update to Windows Phone 7 which was codenamed Mango. This update makes 100’s, per Microsoft over 500, improvements to the Mobile Operating System. Some of the big new features is multitasking, the ability to leave an app and do…

OpsMgr Dashboard Integration: Service Manager – What to include (and not to include) in customized Service Manager dashboards (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

To start with what is a good use and isn’t a good use for the Service Manager dashboard displaying OpsMgr data we need to review the other dashboard solutions and where they work well: OpsMgr built-in dashboards: Good for displaying multiple views in OpsMgr including state, alerts and performance among others. Service Level Dashboard 2.0:…