Tag Archives: Management Packs

Why Service-Oriented Monitoring is here to stay

Many of you are most likely running some kind of monitoring tool in your environment today to make sure that your servers are up and running as they should. Traditionally, monitoring has been focused at checking the state of single components, such as the server itself (does it respond to ping?), memory and CPU etc. […]

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 […]

QuickTricks: Finding rules and monitors from a template (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

One of the benefits of being a consultant is the ability to work with a large number of different client sites and with a variety of Operations Manager administrators. I have used Operations Manager heavily for years but often I find a trick that another OM admin uses that I hadn’t seen before. Last week […]

VSAE – Go To Definition

For the past couple of months I have been using the Visual Studio Authoring Extensions quite extensively to build management packs for System Center, so I thought I would share some of what I have learnt, and I am starting with “Go To Definition”.  Now, for experienced users of Visual Studio this will be nothing […]