Category Archives: Management Packs

The Cloud Backup Management Pack

by John Joyner Microsoft has released a simple management pack for Windows Server Backup, available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36390. However, if you are using the Windows Server Backup to Azure service, also known as Cloud Backup, you will discover an official management … Continue reading

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Free OpsMgr 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Dashboards from the OpsMgr Unleashed team (#SCOM)

The System Center Operations Manager Unleashed team is offering a free pack of dashboards designed to provide information for System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager hosts and guests. Here are the dashboards included in the management pack, discussed in Chapter … Continue reading

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Excluding Development Servers from SQL Monitoring

The requirement was to prevent specific servers from being monitored by the SQL Server management pack. These were development servers where the DBAs weren’t concerned in what was going on in terms of SQL Server. Given there was a requirement … Continue reading

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Fix for SQL Server Management Pack version 6.0.6441.0

Version 6.0.6441.0 of SQL Server Management pack, which includes support for monitoring SQL Server 2008 databases, was released to Microsoft’s Management Pack catalog October 29th of this year. It has since been discovered that the discovery scripts fail to discover … Continue reading

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Exchange 2003 Management Pack for OpsMgr 2007, version 6.0.6387.0

In June 2007, we posted OpsMgr by Example: Configuring Baselines (http://ops-mgr.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!3D3B8489FCAA9B51!183.entry), which discussed working with the baselines in the Exchange 2003 management pack for OpsMgr 2007. Microsoft released the most recent update to the Exchange 2003 management pack 8/21/08, available … Continue reading

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Pilot of the Windows Server 2008 pre-release MP

In April 2008, Microsoft made available to selected testers (including the MOM MVPs) a pre-release version of the Windows 2008 Base OS and IIS  management packs (MPs) for OpsMgr 2007. Having these MPs is important since without a MP designed … Continue reading

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Authoring Management Packs

Will Kaiser left a message that he was looking for authoring resources. He said: I’ve designed and implemented 3 different OpsMgr environments and will soon be starting my 4th.  I’m looking to dig further into custom authoring via the authoring … Continue reading

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