Management Pack Authoring Options

Since the release of System Center 2012, there has been a bit of confusion about the authoring options to create your own management packs. The biggest problem with the System Center release was, that there were new authoring tools announced but they were not released until recently – a couple of weeks later after the … Continue reading Management Pack Authoring Options

Implications when using groups from a sealed MP for overrides

There was an interesting discussion about putting all groups for overrides in a sealed MP. At first, you might think it’s a great idea because you can reuse the same groups in different MPs and to be honest, when I started with SCOM 2007 several years ago, I was also tempted to design overrides and groups in … Continue reading Implications when using groups from a sealed MP for overrides

System Center Operations Manager 2012 RC: Installation Experience

In this blog post I will go through the installation process of my “lab” machine with all relevant SCOM roles installed on a single box. I’ve prepared a virtual machine running Windows Server 2008 R2 fully patched and SQL Server 2008 R2 fully patched (incl. SP1). If you know SCOM 2007, you should know that 2012 now requires you to … Continue reading System Center Operations Manager 2012 RC: Installation Experience

Service Owner Notification for Distributed Apps

I was asked recently how to implement a notification subscription for service owners of distributed applications. Here’s a little tutorial on how I did it. For this example I created a very simple distributed application, just to illustrate the solution. Override for the Distributed Application In order to get a notification we need to create … Continue reading Service Owner Notification for Distributed Apps