Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) AD Replication Status Solution – A Review

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This article was updated on 01/07/2016. See updates at the bottom.   The AD Replication Status solution is the latest solution from Microsoft in the Operations Management Suite (OMS). The AD Replication status solution analyzes the replication status of domain controllers in an Active Directory domain or forest, and enables administrators to identify and remediate AD replication issues. In this article, I will provide a review of my experiences with this solution, and point out some gotchas and other noteworthy observations. Similarly to other OMS solutions, this solution can be accessed from the Solutions Gallery in your OMS workspace. Upon addition to your account, you will see a tile for the AD Replication status solution populate in your OMS Overview … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMicrosoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) AD Replication Status Solution – A Review

Speaking at the Midwest Management Summit (MMS 2015)

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I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting various sessions at the Midwest Management Summit (MMS 2015) at the Mall of America, Bloomington, MN. MMS is a premier systems management community event that takes place over 3 days. This event features over 80 speakers presenting over 110 different sessions on a wide variety of subjects around various products in the Microsoft ecosystem, and 3rd party tools, and products. I will be co-presenting the following sessions: How to use System Center as a Platform tool to build solutions to manage your data center. 11:00 am , Tuesday November 10, 2015 (Paul Keely and Chiyo Odika) Extending your Datacenter to the Cloud. 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 (Steve Beaumont … Read More

Chiyo OdikaSpeaking at the Midwest Management Summit (MMS 2015)

SQL MP Version 6.6.2.0 Retracted due to Issues

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Update (12/01/2015): Version 6.6.3.0 fixed the issues referenced below. The version that’s current at the time of this update is version 6.6.4.0.   The SQL Server Engineering Team recently acknowledged that there’s an issue with the recently released SQL MP version 6.6.2.0, and have issued a temporary workaround for the issue here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlreleaseservices/archive/2015/10/16/released-system-center-management-pack-for-sql-server-and-replication-6-6-2-0.aspx.   If you’ve already downloaded this MP version and are seeing this issue in your environment, you are advised to apply the workaround published above. If however, you’d rather revert to the previous MP Version (SQL MP 6.6.0.0), you can get that from the download center here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16174.microsoft-management-packs.aspx?PageIndex=6   I have also uploaded the files below, and to One Drive here: http://1drv.ms/1OYdRk8   Cheers! SQLServerMP_6.6.0.0

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New SCOM SQL Server Dashboards – A Review

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A few weeks ago, Microsoft published a new SQL Server management pack version 6.6.0.0. The new management pack comes with  a whole slew of new features and fixes, characteristic of such updates, but what I didn’t see coming was the nice lovely surprise that was conveniently tucked away with the update, in the form of a new management pack for a new set of SCOM dashboards. This has been out for over a month, and most of you have already seen and used these dashboards, so alas, the euphoria has likely waned, but for those who aren’t quite as familiar with the new visualization library, I’ve played sufficiently with these dashboards to warrant a review of the new dashboards and … Read More

Chiyo OdikaNew SCOM SQL Server Dashboards – A Review

Microsoft System Center and Azure Technical Guru – April 2015

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The Technet Guru Awards for April 2015 were recently released, and I’m pleased to announce that my article on Azure Operational Insights won the Gold medal and bronze medals in the System Center and Azure categories respectively. This is my first participation in this event, and my first medals, so I’ll be back for more. The TechNet Guru Awards celebrate the technical articles on TechNet, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU! Each month, the contributions are scored by a panel of judges (5 per category, 2-3 in each are MS experts), and the winners of each category are showered with love and attention from all corners of TechNet. You can enter articles for the May 2015 competition here You … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMicrosoft System Center and Azure Technical Guru – April 2015

Microsoft Operations Management Suite: Getting Started

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This article is the second installment in a series of articles on Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS). A detailed listing of the articles in the series can be tracked here: http://www.mrchiyo.com/microsoft-operations-management-suite-blog-series/. The first article in the series gave an overview of OMS, and briefly reviewed the solutions that underlie the OMS SaaS offering. In this article, I will show you how to get started with Microsoft Operations Management Suite. There are two ways to create a Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Workspace. The first approach is to create a workspace through the Azure Management Portal, assuming that you have a Azure subscription. Check out the Free Trial offer if you don’t have a subscription yet. The second method is to … Read More

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Microsoft Operations Management Suite: An Overview

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This is the first article in a series of articles that will thoroughly review the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) and underlying solutions. A detailed listing of the articles in the series can be tracked here: http://www.mrchiyo.com/microsoft-operations-management-suite-blog-series/   Microsoft first announced the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) during Ignite 2015. OMS is a new set of service-based technologies with ready-made solutions that are delivered from the cloud. As the IT management solution for a cloud-first world, OMS was built in response to the increased complexity that organizations face in managing their workloads dispersed across platforms, environments, and the underlying cost structure. Microsoft has been working with customers for over a year, and has previewed some of the services that have … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMicrosoft Operations Management Suite: An Overview

Microsoft Operations Management Suite Blog Series

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Microsoft Ignite 2015 saw the introduction of Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS), a suite of products that’s being touted as Microsoft’s IT Management solution for a cloud-first world, that will empower organizations to embark on the journey of modern management, extend their System Center investments and simplify the management of their workloads and datacenters regardless of where they may be hosted. The Microsoft Operations Management Suite will enable organizations to quickly and cost-effectively meet business challenges by enabling them to derive rich insights from multi-sourced data, leverage efficiencies by automating complex and repetitive operations, secure their workloads, and ensure the availability of their applications and integrity of their data.   Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) has a very rich feature … Read More

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Microsoft Ignite 2015 Recap. Platform Vision and Strategy Sessions

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I was fortunate to have attended Microsoft Ignite 2015, and I’m still basking in the euphoria of all my newly-gleaned knowledge. I found the conference to be characteristically replete with information about Microsoft’s vision and strategy for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and about how Microsoft is empowering IT to move from delivering information technology in organizations to driving the innovations and transformation in organizations so as to empower every person and organization to achieve more. At the heart of Microsoft’s strategy lies three interlocking ambitions. To: Create more personal computing Build the intelligent cloud Reinvent productivity and business processes To this end, Microsoft made several exciting announcements during Ignite 2015 for: Office 2016 Public Preview Skype for Business Broadcasting Office … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMicrosoft Ignite 2015 Recap. Platform Vision and Strategy Sessions

Microsoft Operations Management Suite Introduced at IGNITE 2015

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During his keynote speech, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella introduced the Operations Management Suite (OMS). This suite is the  IT management solution for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. OMS is a single solution that is built to manage your entire enterprise environment regardless of operating system, hypervisors, their location or your choice of cloud providers. The Operations Management Suite manages your Windows and Linux workloads across your datacenter. Through this rich platform powered by Azure, Operations Management Suite delivers a unified IT Management solution enabling you to extend your System Center investments and simplify the management of your datacenter assets regardless of OS type, or what cloud provider you utilize. YES! You heard that right. This suite will enable you to manage assets … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMicrosoft Operations Management Suite Introduced at IGNITE 2015