MMS 2009 S032 Session – Common Mistakes When Using Operations Manager and How To Avoid Them – Presentation Links

The following article provides a summary of the topics presented in the MMS session “Common Mistakes When Using Operations Manager and How to Avoid Them” and a reference for all links which were referenced within the presentation. These are sorted in alphabetical order by the main topic presented below.

 

Anti-Virus:

AV Exclusions:

http://blogs.technet.com/kevinholman/archive/2007/12/12/antivirus-exclusions-for-mom-and-opsmgr.aspx

 

Authoring Management Packs:

Debugging Discovery failures:

http://blogs.msdn.com/boris_yanushpolsky/archive/2008/12/19/what-if-my-discovery-script-fails.aspx  http://ianblythmanagement.wordpress.com/2009/02/25/discoveries/

 

Hotfixes with OpsMgr:

Hotfixes that didn’t really install:

http://www.systemcenterforum.org/news/critical-hotfixes-for/

http://nocentdocent.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/scom-patching-blues/

What hotfixes to apply?

http://blogs.technet.com/kevinholman/archive/2009/01/27/which-hotfixes-should-i-apply.aspx

Hotfix Matrix:

 http://weblogwally.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!A913F865098E0556!560.entry

Hotfix potential side-effects:

http://nocentdocent.wordpress.com/2009/03/12/patching-blues-qfe-958490-pumps-up-healthservice-cpu-usage-on-agents/.

Automated deployment of hotfixes with ConfigMgr:

http://ops-mgr.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!3D3B8489FCAA9B51!1285.entry

 

Management Packs:

Alert Storms:

http://pavleck.net/2008/10/06/its-bound-to-happen-how-to-handle-alert-storms/  

All-in-One environment for testing:

http://cameronfuller.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A231E4EB0417CB76!903.entry

Cleaning up the default MP:

http://blogs.technet.com/kevinholman/archive/2008/11/11/cleaning-up-the-default-mp.aspx, http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2007/05/03/removing-dependencies-on-the-default-management-pack.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/tnmag/archive/2009/04/01/blog-tales-cleaning-up-the-default-mp.aspx  

SCCM/ConfigMgr and Performance counters: http://blogs.technet.com/configmgrteam/archive/2009/02/13/monitoring-configuration-manager-2007-with-operations-manager-2007-in-a-64-bit-environment.aspx  

MP bugs:

http://nocentdocent.wordpress.com/2009/02/14/kms-management-pack-bug/

 

Ops Databases:

Useful queries in the opsmgr database for Information gathering: http://blogs.technet.com/kevinholman/archive/2007/10/18/useful-operations-manager-2007-sql-queries.aspx

Modify grooming settings:

http://ops-mgr.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!3D3B8489FCAA9B51!176.entry

Database maintenance:

http://blogs.technet.com/kevinholman/archive/2008/04/12/what-sql-maintenance-should-i-perform-on-my-opsmgr-databases.aspx

Reducing retention periods:

http://blogs.technet.com/kevinholman/archive/2008/11/04/boosting-opsmgr-performance-by-reducing-the-opsdb-data-retention.aspx

Localized text table grows and does not clean up. This is fixed in R2: http://blogs.technet.com/kevinholman/archive/2008/10/13/does-your-opsdb-keep-growing-is-your-localizedtext-table-using-all-the-space.aspx

 

Password Changes:

Challenges changing passwords for account in OpsMgr:

http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/2009/04/resetting-sdk-and-action-account.html

 

Resetting Monitors:

Reset all Monitors:

http://blogs.msdn.com/mariussutara/archive/2009/01/19/how-to-restart-monitoring-of-my-environment-another-version-update.aspx   

Reset to green:

http://blogs.technet.com/timhe/archive/2009/01/15/announcing-the-greenmachine-utility-for-operationsmanager-rtm-sp1-and-r2.aspx

 

Root Management Servers & Management Servers:

Memory Examples for the RMS:  http://cameronfuller.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A231E4EB0417CB76!1180.entry

Moving the Operations Manager Folder: http://cameronfuller.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A231E4EB0417CB76!1247.entry

RMS promotion:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc540401.aspx

Deploying agents using ConfigMgr:

http://ops-mgr.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!3D3B8489FCAA9B51!1034.entry    

How many consoles are connected:

http://blogs.technet.com/kevinholman/archive/2008/10/27/how-many-consoles-are-connected-to-my-rms.aspx

High Handle count KB:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951979

Work-around for High Handle Count: http://r0nwilliams.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!62A0019E9E556103!330.entry

 

Virtualization with OpsMgr:

Thoughts on what to virtualize:

http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2007/10/02/virtualizing-opsmgr-2007-roles.aspx

Virtualization support policy:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897615

 

Windows 2008:

5 part series for OpsMgr installation on Windows 2008:

http://ops-mgr.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!3D3B8489FCAA9B51!768.entry)

UAC and OpsMgr:

http://cameronfuller.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A231E4EB0417CB76!1557.entry,

Installing Web console on 2008:

http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2008/12/17/installing-web-console-on-windows-server-2008.aspx

Windows 2008 with Hyper-V counter issues: http://cameronfuller.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!A231E4EB0417CB76!1318.entry  

 

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