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Blog Tales: Cleaning up the Default MP
Kevin Holman - April 2009
The default management pack that ships with OpsMgr 2007 is used to store very specific information for the management group. Though it is not meant to hold any custom rules, monitors, groups, views, or overrides, this MP still often ends up full of junk. This post discusses what should be in your default MP, what should not, and how to clean it up.
System Center: Windows PowerShell in System Center Operations Manager
Marco Shaw - August 2008
Windows PowerShell has been integrated into System Center Operations Manager 2007, offering a powerful way to perform and automate common administrative tasks. Get an overview of how you can use Windows PowerShell in OpsMgr to perform routine maintenance, manage agents, and more.
System Center: Keep an Eye on Your Servers with Operations Manager 2007
Pete Zerger - August 2007
Operations Manager 2007, the newest incarnation of MOM, introduces some major improvements, including new management interfaces, better reporting, support for line-of-business applications, new security options, and more.
System Center: Migrating from MOM to Operations Manager 2007
Andy Dominey - August 2007
Ready to make the switch to Operations Manager 2007? Due to architectural changes, there’s no simple in-place upgrade path from a previous version of MOM. Instead, follow one of the migration plans presented here.
Windows Administration: Monitoring Active Directory with MOM
John Hann - February 2007
Management packs for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 allow you to more effectively monitor your IT infrastructure. See how these five management packs can help you keep an eye on the health, security, and reliability of your Active Directory environment.
System Management: Unlocking the Mystery of WMI Events in MOM
Brian Wren - September 2006
Virtually every noteworthy Windows event generates a WMI event. Find out how you can monitor WMI events with MOM to provide an even more powerful solution for systems management.
System Management: Monitoring Security Events with MOM
John Orefice - September 2006
Looking for ways to maintain regulatory compliance? Learn how you can use MOM Management Packs to monitor security events and report data as required by HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley.
System Management: Essential Tools for MOM Administration
Dave Cristini, Matt Goedtel, and Eric Kamor - September 2006
The MOM 2005 Resource Kit was recently refreshed and some handy new tools were added. Here’s a quick overview of some of the best utilities that will help you get a lot more out of MOM.
System Management: Integrating MOM into Your Existing Infrastructure
Andrzej Lipka - September 2006
A solid monitoring solution must be highly available and it must integrate with existing systems. From fault tolerance to connectors, here’s what you need to know for planning a MOM deployment that meets both of these requirements.
Beta Box: System Center Operations Manager 2007
Stewart Cawthray - September 2006
System Management: Five Solution Accelerators to Lend MOM a Helping Hand
Steve Rachui - March • April 2006
System Management: Cut Through The Noise: Better Reporting with MOM and SMS
Richard Threlkeld - March • April 2006