Optimized Group Maintenance Mode PowerShell for OpsMgr: 2012 R2 Edition

Below is the latest sample of optimized group maintenance mode for System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), which leverages the .ScheduleMaintenanceMode function, which allows for the inclusion of a request for recursion….the implementation of the “this object and contained objects”. This minimizes SDK calls and processing overhead for large groups. Syntax: GroupMaintMode -ScomServer “mmsscom01” -GroupDisplayName “SQL … Continue reading “Optimized Group Maintenance Mode PowerShell for OpsMgr: 2012 R2 Edition”

Free E-book: Inside the Microsoft Operations Management Suite

Tao (@MrTaoYang), Stan (@StanZhelyazkov), Anders (http://contoso.se)  and I have been working on a project for the last few weeks. We wanted to bring a learning resource for the MS Operations Management Suite to the community that is complete, comprehensive, concise…and free (as in beer). While we finish final editing passes over the next couple of weeks, we … Continue reading “Free E-book: Inside the Microsoft Operations Management Suite”

SCOM Health Check Reports v3 on GITHUB

Oskar and I recently collaborated to update the SCOM Health Check Reports we wrote so long ago for Operations Manager 2012 R2 (SCOM). We have posted the managment pack and guide on the Microsoft TechNet Gallery at https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-Health-Check-Reports-c32e8f93. We have posted the source code on GITHUB in a repository as well. The GIT repository is located … Continue reading “SCOM Health Check Reports v3 on GITHUB”

Inside System Center 3: Best Free System Center Solutions – Show Notes

In this episode, Dan and Pete talk about some of the more robust free solutions for System Center 2012 R2, including a couple of gems you have not seen before! Links to all the resources discussed (and some we didn’t get to) below! New Show Updates To get updates on the latest episodes of Inside … Continue reading “Inside System Center 3: Best Free System Center Solutions – Show Notes”

Inside System Center #2: OpsMgr Dashboarding – Show Notes

In this episode, we had a panel to discuss the host of dashboarding options for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager. This is a video podcast, so be sure to check out the demos of each vendor presented in this episode!  Watch the episode at https://youtu.be/NuMAUKEDkx0 Savision Resources related to Savision courtesy of Cameron Fuller … Continue reading “Inside System Center #2: OpsMgr Dashboarding – Show Notes”