Exploring the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Experience Center

Chiyo OdikaAZURE, Microsoft Operations Management Suite, OMSLeave a Comment

OMS is a collection of cloud based services for managing and protecting your on-premise and cloud environments. Since OMS is implemented as a cloud based service, you can have it up and running quickly with minimal investment in infrastructure services. Read this detailed article on how to get started with, and onboard to the service. As seen in the article I’ve linked to, and the numerous other such posts on the web, onboarding to the service is fairly unambiguous, and you can onboard in one of several ways. But what if you’d like to kick the tires, idiomatically speaking, before onboarding or signing up for a pricing tier. What options are available to you? This question was recently posed to … Read More

Chiyo OdikaExploring the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Experience Center

Manually Trigger Object Discoveries in SCOM

Chiyo OdikaOpsMgr, PowerShell, SCOMLeave a Comment

System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), a component of Microsoft System Center 2016 is a software that helps you monitor services, devices, and operations for computers within your infrastructure. This article provides an overview of object discoveries in SCOM and how to manually trigger them. Note that System Center Operations Manager (SCOM 2016) is still in its technical preview (TP5) at the time of this posting but will be launched in a few weeks during Microsoft Ignite 2016. SCOM uses a agent installed on a computer to collect data, compare sampled data to predefined values, create alerts, and run responses. The agent then sends monitoring data to the management server in the SCOM management group. Management servers run various services, including … Read More

Chiyo OdikaManually Trigger Object Discoveries in SCOM

Exploring OMS Settings and the New UI Changes

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If you’ve been using OMS for some time, you may have noticed quite a few changes to various aspects of the OMS UI. Today I’d like to go over the most recent OMS user interface update —  That of the Settings workspace.  In the past, the settings workspace presented the various tab options horizontally in the UI, and clicking on a tab took you directly to the relevant data for that tab. This layout was functional, but was neither the most aesthetic nor intuitive layout.   With the new UI updates, the settings tabs are now presented in a vertical layout with each tab expanding out to display the relevant content in a more intuitive and aesthetic layout. The settings … Read More

Chiyo OdikaExploring OMS Settings and the New UI Changes

Configure OMS Connection to ConfigMgr — Step by Step

Chiyo OdikaAZURE, ConfigMgr, Microsoft Operations Management Suite, OMS2 Comments

The 1606 release of System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) comes with a whole slew of new features, including a pre-release Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Connector feature. Learn about ConfigMgr 1606 here. The OMS connector will enable you to sync data such as your collections from ConfigMgr to OMS. Once the collection information is synced to OMS you can then subject any OMS agent-managed endpoint to some action, such as patching, by virtue of its membership in a collection. When you combine this capability with existing system update and other update information that exists in OMS, the practical and other applications are rather evident. Note that because this is a pre-release feature it is meant for early pre-production testing, and … Read More

Chiyo OdikaConfigure OMS Connection to ConfigMgr — Step by Step

OpsMgr 2012 R2 UNIX and Linux Agent Installation. Getting the .rpm and .deb Agent Files

Chiyo OdikaOpsMgr, SCOMLeave a Comment

A client recently asked me how to obtain the agent files for installing UNIX/ Linux OpsMgr agents outside of OpsMgr, and from the command line for instance. After the cursory search for a good article on the web to pass along, I came up with nothing, and decided to correct that. This article will simply walk through how to obtain the agent files. I will not go over agent installation steps as there are numerous articles on the web that sufficiently cover that.   1. Let’s start by obtaining the management packs for UNIX/ Linux. Management packs can be found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29696 2. Select the relevant files for your UNIX/ Linux distros. In my case, 2 flavors of CentOS and … Read More

Chiyo OdikaOpsMgr 2012 R2 UNIX and Linux Agent Installation. Getting the .rpm and .deb Agent Files

Installing and Configuring HP Storage Management Pack v4.2.1

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This is the fifth article in a series of articles on how to monitor HP servers and storage with System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr). In the first part of this series, I reviewed the integration kit, and supported configuration and other environment considerations. In the second part of this series, I reviewed the steps for installing the HPE SCOM Integration kit. In the third article in this series, I reviewed the steps required for configuring the HPE SCOM Integration kit. In the fourth article in this series, I reviewed the HP Storage Management Pack features, and required configurations for the SNMP event delivery method. In this article, I’ll review the steps for installing and configuring the HP Storage Management Pack. … Read More

Chiyo OdikaInstalling and Configuring HP Storage Management Pack v4.2.1

HP Storage Monitoring with HP Storage Management Pack v4.2.1. Overview

Chiyo OdikaOpsMgr, SCOM3 Comments

This is the fourth article in a series of articles on how to monitor HP servers and storage with System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr). In the first part of this series, I reviewed the integration kit, and supported configuration and other environment considerations. In the second part of this series, I reviewed the steps for installing the HPE SCOM Integration kit. In the third article in this series, I reviewed the steps required for configuring the HPE SCOM Integration kit. In this article, I’ll review the HP Storage Management Pack features, and required configurations for the SNMP event delivery method. This article is based on the HP Storage Management Pack v4.2.1. The HP Storage Management Packs enhance your management capabilities, … Read More

Chiyo OdikaHP Storage Monitoring with HP Storage Management Pack v4.2.1. Overview

Operations Management Suite (OMS) Capacity Planning Solution Data Aggregation Tips

Chiyo OdikaMicrosoft Operations Management Suite, OMS, OpsMgrLeave a Comment

I make extensive use of the OMS Capacity planning solution. It’s a very convenient way for me to quickly and easily look up performance data for my Hyper-V workloads… yes, especially when they are managed in VMM…I can hear what you are thinking I mean this is convenient, until data aggregation issues rear their ugly heads, and you see the dreaded message in your solution tile. .   This got me wondering how to preempt this, and identify telltale signs that something is amiss with the solution. I’ll preface this by saying that ideally, it’d be nice to identify something that definitively indicates the moment when this solution is no longer aggregating data, so that we can make OMS or … Read More

Chiyo OdikaOperations Management Suite (OMS) Capacity Planning Solution Data Aggregation Tips

Configuring the HPE SCOM Integration kit (x64/x86) v3.1

Chiyo OdikaOpsMgr, SCOM4 Comments

This article is the third installment in a series of articles on monitoring HP servers and storage with SCOM. In the first part of this series, I reviewed the integration kit, and supported configuration and other environment considerations. In the second part of this series, I reviewed the steps for installing the HPE SCOM Integration kit. In this article, I will review the steps required for configuring the HPE SCOM Integration kit. After we’ve installed the SCOM integration kit, and now have the management packs, as seen in the second part of this series, we can now import and configure the monitoring in SCOM.   In the SCOM console, import one or more management packs. NOTE: The HPE ProLiant PRO … Read More

Chiyo OdikaConfiguring the HPE SCOM Integration kit (x64/x86) v3.1

Installing the HPE SCOM Integration kit (x64/x86) v3.1

Chiyo OdikaOpsMgr, SCOM5 Comments

In the first part of this series, I reviewed the integration kit, and supported configuration and other environment considerations. In this article, I will review the steps for installing the HPE SCOM Integration kit. The high-level steps for installing the SCOM Integration Kit management packs include: Launching the kit installer Installing the Device Monitor Service (DMS) Installing the Device Monitor Console (DMC) Review the Component pre-requisites referenced in the first part of the series. On a SCOM console machine, start the installation from the OneView for Microsoft System Center image by executing autorun.hta. Click HP SCOM Integration Kit (x64) or HP SCOM Integration Kit (x86).     3.  Follow the wizard steps. On the Select features to install step, select … Read More

Chiyo OdikaInstalling the HPE SCOM Integration kit (x64/x86) v3.1