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New KB Article – Microsoft.SystemCenter.Library management pack

August 4, 2011 Leave a comment

For the authors amongst us, Microsoft have released a new KB Article that allows us to download the latest version of the Microsoft.SystemCenter.Library management pack so that we can reference it in the Authoring Console. This Management Pack gets imported into SCOM as part of the CU4 and CU5 updates but doesn’t leave copy on disk to reference in the Authoring console.

Categories: Authoring

Regular Expressions in Operations Manager 2007 R2

January 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Regular expressions within OpsMgr does have its nuances – this should help:

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Monitors – overview

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Steve Rachui has a great run through of monitors here:

Part I – Unit Monitors

Part II – Aggregate Monitors

Part III – Dependency Monitors

Categories: Monitors

Some Authoring links

January 18, 2010 Leave a comment
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Event Collection Rule

November 13, 2009 Leave a comment

A question came up on the forum today about how to create an event collection rule and associated view so I screen dumped a solution which you can walk through here:

How do I know what rules or monitors are running on an agent?

September 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Operations Manager console
If you look in the monitoring view, operations manager, agent, agent health state dashboard. Select your server under Agent State and there is a task \ action on the right of the screen to show running rules and monitors for the health service.

> Generic Reports > Management Packs

Get-managementpack | format-table Displayname,Version | export-csv c:\installedmp.csv


SELECT MPName, MPFriendlyName, MPVersion, MPIsSealed
FROM ManagementPack WITH(NOLOCK)

> When an agent receives the MP, an event 1201 is logged to the Operations Manager log on the agent. The event includes the name and version of the MP that was received.

> When the changes have been applied, an event 1210 is logged on the agent, indicating the new configuration is now active.

> In the agent installation directory (c:\program files\system center operations manager 2007\ by default), you will find a \Health Service State\ManagementPacks\ subdirectory. In this directory, you will see copies of the management packs received. Simply by watching the “Date Modified” column (in detail view), you can see when an updated copy was last written to the file system.

You can also download the Effective Configuration Viewer although the information provided isn’t accurate on R2:

Script Based Collection Rules

July 10, 2009 Leave a comment

There is an excellent article on how to create a script (probe) based collection rule:

And another from Kevin Holman for WMI rules to collect data (which includes creating a monitor for alering as well):

For all those parameter replacements:

If you just want to return one value then this is another example (the graphics make this a rather large pdf so it might take a short time to open):

Here is also some technet info: