Category Archives: System Center (without SCSM)

SCSM 2012 SP1 (Beta) – Monitoring Management Servers with SCOM 2012

Monitoring SCSM 2012 Management Servers with SCOM 2012 was not possible by using SCOM 2012 agents. During an upgrade process from SCSM 2010 to SCSM 2012 you even need to remove the SCOM agent before the upgrade. After a successful … Continue reading

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More transparency in SLO Management by reusing the “Target Resolution Time” field

SM12 has a great feature for Service Level Management. I will not go into any details because this was already described here or here. With SM12 you are very flexible to deal with different service levels, metrics and also time … Continue reading

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Import additional properties of ADDS Users to the CMDB

Step 1 – Prepare VIP User attribute in ADDS If you need more information about OIDs check out this link –> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms677620(v=vs.85).aspx Step 2 – Sync VIP User attribute to CMDB Install ADDS Powershell Module on Runbook Servers

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Error when installing SCSM12 and SCO12

Today I ran into a problem when installing some new Private Cloud components for a customer. When installing SC Orchestrator 2012 and SC Service Manager 2012, after going through the wizard, I immediately got an MSI error with ID 1639 … Continue reading

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It’s all about the Service

When talking about monitoring and management IT people tend to focus on infrastructure components like servers, network devices etc. This is indeed important, but even more interesting is to have an eye on your applications and services that are consumed … Continue reading

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System Center 2012 Global Availability (RTM)

I’m attending MMS in Las Vegas these days. At today’s keynote (2 minutes ago) Brad Andersen announced the global availability of System Center 2012! This is pretty cool as you can now start designing and implementing all the cool things … Continue reading

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Dynamic Service Manager CMDB with System Center Orchestrator

One thing you have to keep in mind with Private Cloud Computing is the fact that requirements for CMDB change dramatically. Not only that your CMDB needs to manage new classes (e.g. Virtualization Hosts, Hypervisors, Guests, Clouds etc.) and Relationships … Continue reading

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