Tag Archives: Managament Pack

Vote for your top System Center Management Packs

The System Center community is large and continually growing. For new users that are just getting to grips with the new software, there is an abundance of additional management packs that need to be installed before getting the full benefit. These Management Packs (MPs) take the form of updates from Microsoft, free software from 3rd party […]

HP Storage Integrations for System Center are Now Part of HP OneView for System Center

I’ve got some news. HP Storage integrations for Microsoft System Center: SCOM and SCVMM plugins are now part of the unified HP OneView for Microsoft System Center. As result of this integration, customer has to download only one master package of HP OneView for System Center 7.6. Here are some more details on this: HP […]

Open Sourcing Download All Microsoft SCOM MPs Script

I am open sourcing download the script that I’ve created for downloading all Microsoft SCOM MPs. Open sourcing is meant to be a joke of course. It is a script with code that is available for viewing and changing as whatever serves your purpose since its creation. The difference is that I am moving to […]

SCSM Form Customisations Don’t Show in the Console

A few weeks back I hit upon an issue that had me totally at a dead-end. Many suggestions on the Social TechNet forums later a solution was found. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/46e33e38-2031-44e5-9503-95af8468da23/custom-manual-activity-forms-not-doing-what-they-should?forum=customization In short, there was a custom Preview form that also referenced the class I was trying to edit the form of (Manual Activity in my case) […]

Report Deployment Error After Updating VMM Management Packs with 2012 R2 Update Rollup 3

It is the last day of the year but it is not too late for a new blog post. When applying Update Rollup for System Center 2012 R2 I’ve encountered an issue when updating the VMM Management Pack and I’ve blogged about it in my tips. Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 contains […]

Disable Discovery of Virtual Machine Resource Groups in Cluster MP

Both Cluster Management Pack and Virtual Machine Management Pack provide monitoring for Virtual Machine but from different perspective. In some situations the Cluster MP can be very noise as it is monitoring Resource Groups and Resources which could be down just because some virtual machines are shut down. Until now I’ve been using custom solution […]

Updated MP: HP Storage Integration with Microsoft System Center

HP is continuing to improve the experience with HP products and System Center. The latest version  of HP StoreFront Manager for Microsoft System Center is now available. That includes HP Storage Management Pack for SCOM v.4.1 and HP Storage UI Add-in for SCVMM v2.1. The key highlight of this release is the enablement of Software […]

New/Updated MP: Exchange 2013 MP Reborn

So far we’ve seen very bad implementations of Exchange Management Pack for SCOM. Even with Exchange 2013 I thought will be initial version and updates will be released regularly to improve it but that didn’t happen for a long time. Until now. Microsoft released an updated version of the Exchange 2013 Management Pack. I would […]

Adding Windows Server Gateway Cluster as Network Service in VMM 2012 R2 UR2 for Monitoring with SCOM

Not so long ago I’ve reported an issue where Multi-Tenant RRAS (Windows Server Gateway) is not discovered by by the Multi-Tenant RRAS Management Pack. This problem has been fixed in Update Rollup 2 for System Center  2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager. If you add Windows Server Gateways as Network Service in VMM as usual you […]