Tag Archives: System Center 2012 R2

Hyper-V Network Virtual Switches 101

So you’ve spun up a Windows 2012R2 machine with Hyper-V installed and ready to go. However, now you’re stuck and not sure which type of  Network Virtual Switch (vSwitch) applies to your environment(s)… In Windows 2012R2, Hyper-V’s network virtual switch runs at Layer 2 (Data Link layer). If you are unfamiliar with this, or either […]

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 […]

Operations Management Suite – Performance Monitoring

OMS today released a new feature Performance monitoring. Not sure if that is the official name but basically allows you to gather performance data from servers by adding performance counters. The feature is located under Logs as it represents different king of log gathering. Keep in mind that this performance data gathering feature is different […]

Operations Management Suite – Custom Fields / Extract Data Feature

I’ve been waiting for this OMS feature with anticipation. At first sight you might think that this is a feature that is nothing worth to be excited but quite contrary. This feature allows you to extract additional insights from your logs. Why? Many of the logs like SysLog and Event Log stuff many of the […]

Overcoming Obstacles in Adopting ITIL

Despite the mixed views and doubts of IT managers and other business executives, ITIL is definitely here to stay. The reluctance of IT managers to adopt ITIL can be explained by several factors, such as their need to commit to a long and tedious project, as well as having to include executive management, which is […]

Overcoming IT Management Challenges with Live Maps Unity by MVP Janaka Rangama

You cannot manage IT just from an organizational chart, and it is not something that will run automatically after allocating an annual budget. Some organizations wrongly assume that the CIO needs to take the lead on every daily operational issue that the IT Team encounters. The role of a CIO is far wider, and a […]

Spend Your Money Wisely

With this post I would like to support my friend and fellow MVP Tao Yang. The text below is written by him but I fully support it. Read carefully. As what I’d like to consider myself as – a seasoned System Center specialist, I have benefitted from many awesome resources from the community during my […]

Error (2912) When You Try to Update VMM Agent on Hosts

Recently I’ve stumbled on the following error when trying to update VMM agent on hosts: Error (2912)An internal error has occurred trying to contact the hv01.contoso.com server: NO_PARAM: NO_PARAM. WinRM: URL: [http://hv01.contoso.com:5985], Verb: [INVOKE], Method: [GetError], Resource: [http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/wmi/root/microsoft/bits/BitsClientJob?JobId={9D5C4B47-E79E-4090-BC3B-552578D0EC8C}] Unknown error (0x80072f0d) Recommended ActionCheck that WS-Management service is installed and running on server hv01.contoso.com. For more […]

Operations Management Suite – Goodbye Silverlight and Other Stuff

It’s been a while since I haven’t touched my love OMS but I am back from vacation so I needed to reconnect. So here are few changes that you might have noticed already: 32-bit MMA agent You can now use OMS with 32-bit Windows systems. Export Export functionality now has nice Excel icon. Also you […]

Cloud Adoption: Tips and Considerations – by MVP Alessandro Cardoso

Are you thinking about Cloud Adoption? The Cloud can be a powerful platform and many organizations are building their business processes around Cloud capabilities as it addresses elasticity, agility, costs and time to market. Today, the decision to invest in cloud solutions has shifted to include other business units (e.g. HR, Finance, Marketing and Sales), each […]