Monthly Archives: July 2007

OpsMgr by Example: Monitoring Web Applications

Operations Manager 2007 includes built-in website monitoring functionality (similar to that provided by MOM 2005’s Web Sites and Web Services MP), using the "Web Application" Management Pack Template. This functionality is quite useful for monitoring web sites. The template records where … Continue reading

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OpsMgr by Example: The AD Management Pack

This blog entry is the next in a series of Operations Manager-related items which review the steps performed to install, configure and tune management packs in real-world environments. Installation: Download the Active Directory Management Pack (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=008F58A6-DC67-4E59-95C6-D7C7C34A1447&displaylang=en), and the Active Directory Management Pack Guide … Continue reading

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OpsMgr by Example: Configuring Baselines – Part II

This entry is an update to the June 20 2007 article on Configuring Baselines. After configuring the inner and outer sensitivities (Steps 4 and 5 in that article), several of the rules were still  generating large volumes of alerts. Those … Continue reading

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More on TechEd 2007: OpsMgr podcast (In the Fish bowl)

While Kerrie and Cameron were at TechEd in June, Microsoft asked us to do a podcast for Microsoft for Virtual TechEd. Over 60 videotaped interviews were recorded in the "Fish Bowl" that week. The fish bowl was a little soundproof recording … Continue reading

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