Service Mgmt Automation (SMA) Posts

Automating OpsMgr Part 2: SMA Runbook for Creating ConfigMgr Log Collection Rules

Introduction This is the 2nd instalment of the Automating OpsMgr series. Previously on this series: Automating OpsMgr Part 1: Introducing OpsMgrExtended PowerShell / SMA Module Few weeks ago, I have also published a post: Collecting ConfigMgr Logs To Microsoft Operation Management Suite – The NiCE Way, which demonstrated how to use an OpInsights integrated OpsMgr […]

Automating OpsMgr Part 1: Introducing OpsMgrExtended PowerShell / SMA Module

Background The OpsMgrExtended PowerShell and SMA module is a project that I have been working on since August last year. I am very glad that it is now ready to be released to the community. This module is designed to fill some gaps in the current OpsMgr automation solutions provided natively in System Center 2012 suite. […]

Updated: OMSSearch PowerShell Module

You may ask what an MVP does on a rainy day? Probably a good answer will be: Trying to make your life easier?. AS Microsoft published more information on the Operations Management Suite API I’ve decided to take a look update the OMSSearch PowerShell module. I’ve added –Start, –End and –Top parameters to Execute-OMSSearchQuery so […]

Learn the Fundamentals of IT Automation – Free Course

One of the promises of System Center, Azure and other infrastructure and cloud management platforms is the ability to create more automated operations that involve less manual administration. But there is no “Enable Automation” check box in any of these products, because “automation” is a broad term that too often has a buzz word quality. I’d argue […]

Azure Operational Insights Becomes Microsoft Operations Management Suite and Gains Some Features

Yes I know another change in the name. Let’s hope that this will be the last one. Microsoft Operations Management Suite actually includes 4 services: Operational Insights Backup (Azure Backup) Site Recovery (Azure Site Recovery) Automation (Azure Automation) Note that the portal for this new service is Operational Insights’ portal and also Azure is no […]

The SCU videos and PowerPoint decks are now online! #SCU2015 #SYSCTR

All of the presentations and PowerPoint decks from SCU 2015 are now online and available at: SCU 2015 Video Playlist SCU 2015 PowerPoint Presentations These videos and the PowerPoint presentations plus the SCU Network recordings (and the SCU 2013 videos and presentations) are available at: http://systemcenteruniverse.com/presentations.htm

The System Center Universe is coming in 14 days #SCU2015

You do not want to miss the opportunity to be at System Center Universe (SCU) this February 4th. You want to know why? Here’s the top 5 reasons why you do not want to miss SCU2015! Speaker and session lineup: I can’t even imagine a more jam packed day of sessions or a better group […]

Fix Non-Compliant Virtual Network Adapters in VMM with SMA Runbook

Many do not know but besides keeping the compliance of vSwitches on Hyper-V hosts VMM also keeps compliance of the Virtual Network Adapters on VMs. You can easily find that information by opening the VMM console –> Fabric Pane –> Networking –> Logical Networks and in the ribbon menu instead of Fabric Resources choose Virtual […]