OpsMgr Dashboard Integration: Visio integration, customizing linked items and how they represent their health state (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

Using Visio integration, I can easily link OpsMgr health status to various items in Visio. The example below shows a standard linking with a healthy/green health indicator. In a previous blog article I discussed other ways to display health status including changing the color of a link between two sites based upon the health state…

Of SCOM Distributed Applications and the Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 MP

My current engagement has me creating Distributed Applications (DA) for things like SharePoint, in-house Line Of Business Applications and Messaging.  For this organization Messaging means Exchange, RightFax, Blackberry, and OCS.  We are rolling up health for all of those Enterprise Messaging components into a DA enabling at a glance state view of overall Messaging health along…