Building my System Center SP1 Lab Part 1: Domain Controller

Everyone who is working with System Center products should have a lab/test/staging/whatever-you-want-to-call-non-production environment. System Center SP1 “RTM’ed” and I thought, let’s build a new lab environment. Most of the time, you will use parts of your existing infrastructure (like Active Directory or maybe even an existing SQL server) to setup your lab environment. This time … Continue reading Building my System Center SP1 Lab Part 1: Domain Controller

How to extend and populate a CI class in SCSM 2012

A fairly common requirement from customers is to extend work item or configuration item classes and pull values from other systems (like Active Directory or some database) and put it into a new property of an existing class. Service Manager is very extendable and has some great feature to help you with that. To achieve … Continue reading How to extend and populate a CI class in SCSM 2012

Our first Dashboard Widget for SCOM 2012

code4ward.net released the first SCOM 2012 dashboard widget extension for SCOM 2012: Web View Widget Management Pack This weekend I had a little fun with SCOM and the new dashboards. Brian Wren posted a little (actually a huge!) guide on TechNet (including the files) about writing/authoring custom dashboard widgets. It wasn’t that easy because some parts of the guide didn’t … Continue reading Our first Dashboard Widget for SCOM 2012

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