Essentials (SCE) Posts

Dallas System Center 2012 Event–Q&A

There were several great questions asked during or directly after the System Center 2012 event that we did in Dallas on October 26th (#SCOM #SCCM #SCSM). I’ve been gathering answers from our team (ok, mostly I bugged Chris Nackers because most of these were about Configuration Manager), and here’s what we have:   Q: MDT […]

Q&A Session for Top 5 Reasons to Migrate to SCOM 201290186

Session Number: 664106486 Date: 2011-10-11 Starting time: 13:35 [Cameron] – Let me start by saying thank you to everyone who attended the webinar! Thank you for attending and for providing such a GREAT list of questions! Myself and Rob will do our best to answer them in this blog entry. ________________________________________________________________ ?­beau leboutillier­()­ – 14:21­ […]

Best Practices for Monitoring VMware with #SCOM (#OpsMgr) Webinar–Recording and PowerPoint Slides

The recording and PowerPoint slides for for the recent Monitoring VMware presentation are now available here!  Details below:   Featured Speakers: Cameron Fuller, Operations Manager Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and a Principal consultant for Catapult Systems Alec King, Director of Product Management at Veeam, leading nworks R&D Pete Zerger, Consultant, author, speaker and Microsoft MVP […]

Critical Considerations When Migrating to OpsMgr (SCOM) 2012 Webinar – November 8th, 2011, 12:00 Noon Eastern

Are you interested in migrating or deploying Operations Manager 2012? November 8th, 2011, 12:00 Noon Eastern Savision and myself will be providing a webinar on this topic. This session is designed to provide recommendations for what to consider when migrating to Operations Manager 2012 and a chance to ask your questions on this topic. Registration […]

MOMCertImport.exe crashing?

If your MOMCertImport is crashing with a 0xc000007b error? If so, check to make sure that you didn’t make the mistake that I did. We were attempting to add several gateways where we did not have connectivity via 5723 from our Gateways to our Management Servers so we were pre-working what we could on the […]

Tips for using Reporting in Operations Manager–How do I make the most of my Operations Manager Reports?

Confused on OpsMgr reporting? Running reports with no data? Check out the latest edition of Windows IT Pro! (http://www.windowsitpro.com/issues/issue.aspx?IssueID=1011) Excerpt from the article with Windows IT Pro in the November 2011 edition: “Although Operations Manager’s reporting structure is extremely powerful and flexible, it’s also unintuitive and can be difficult to work with. This article provides […]

OpsMgr–”Not Monitored” agent

There are a variety of different reasons which can cause an agent to appear as “Not Monitored”. We were debugging some of these on a client site, and ran through potential issues such as these: DNS issues: http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/2009/10/opsmgr-agent-stays-in-not-monitored.html  Agent configuration incorrect: http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2010/01/25/not-monitored-servers-in-opsmgr.aspx Agent XML file: http://www.brighthub.com/hubfolio/tolga-balci/articles/87174.aspx  Various issues: http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2008/03/10/getting-headaches-trying-to-figure-out-why-you-are-seeing-the-not-monitored-state-for-management-servers-or-agents.aspx We had been debugging the “Not […]