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"Corporate" Blog of Daniele Muscetta, Premier Field Engineer.

So long and thanks for all the fish

This will be my last post on this blog. I have resigned from Microsoft. The past twelve years have...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 09/15/2015

A little while ago we enabled in the OMS Portal the first iteration of a ‘Wire Data’ solution –...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 09/09/2015

Operations Management Suite Log Search How To: Part IX – the DISTINCT command

A nifty little addition to our language has been recently pushed out: the DISTINCT command. Now,...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 06/29/2015

Operations Management Suite Log Search How To: Part VIII – the IN operator and subsearches

This is the eight installment of a Series that walks thru the concepts of Operations Management...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 05/30/2015

Which machines are reporting to Azure Operational Insights? Where is my data coming from? What data and how much is it?

I am sure you have seen our troubleshooting blog post that helps resolve Operational Insights...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 04/07/2015

Monitoring SQL Backup Failures with Azure Operational Insights Search and Dashboards

Besides the SQL Server Assessment Intelligence Pack, you can also use Log Management functionality...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 02/21/2015

Azure Operational Insights Search How To: Part VII – Measure Sum() and Where command

This is the seventh installment of a Series that walks thru the concepts of Microsoft Azure...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 11/09/2014

IIS MP Event-Alerting Rules’s OpInsights Searches Equivalents

Just for the kicks, the other day I run an Excel export of the IIS8 MP with MPViewer, and then I...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 11/04/2014

Azure Operational Insights Search How To: Part VI – Measure Avg(), and an exploration of Type=PerfHourly

This is the sixth installment of a Series that walks thru the concepts of Microsoft Azure...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 10/30/2014

Azure Operational Insights Search HowTo: Part V – Max() and Min() Statistical functions with Measure command

This is the fifth installment of a Series (I don’t know yet how many posts they will be in the end,...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 10/29/2014

Azure Operational Insights Search How To: Part IV – Introducing the MEASURE command

This is the fourth installment of a Series (I don’t know yet how many posts they will be in the end,...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 10/28/2014

Azure Operational Insights Search How To: Part III – Manipulating Results: the pipeline “|” and Search Commands

[Edited October 27th 2014 - System Center Advisor is now a part of the new Microsoft Azure...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 10/19/2014

Azure Operational Insights Search How To: Part II – More on Filtering, using Boolean Operators, the Time Dimension, Numbers and Ranges

[Edited October 27th 2014 - System Center Advisor is now a part of the new Microsoft Azure...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 10/18/2014

Azure Operational Insights Search How To: Part I - How to filter big data

[Edited October 27th 2014 - System Center Advisor is now a part of the new Microsoft Azure...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 10/18/2014

Useful Operational Insights Search Query Collection

[Edited October 27th 2014 - System Center Advisor is now a part of the new Microsoft Azure...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 10/18/2014

W3C IIS Logs Search in Microsoft Azure Operational Insights

[Edited October 27th 2014 - System Center Advisor is now a part of the new Microsoft Azure...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 09/19/2014

System Center Advisor has kept me busy and you should check it out

[Edited October 27th 2014 - System Center Advisor is now a part of the new Microsoft Azure...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 08/12/2014

Microsoft Monitoring Agent, System Center Operations Manager and Visual Studio Application Insights

Since the release of System Center 2012 R2 Preview (and more after GA was announced) a lot of people...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 11/24/2013

Programmatically create APM objects and configuration (w/ APM Explorer sample app)

I have been speaking to multiple customers, and a lot of them had the same feedback: “the APM...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 08/02/2013

Lonely blog for almost a year, and see you at MMS 2013 next week

Wow, I haven’t written here in a while. My last post on this blog is from over a year ago, and...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 04/06/2013

Operations Manager 2012 SP1 BETA is out, and some cool things you might not (yet) know about it

It has been a couple of months since we released the CTP2 release (I had blogged about that here...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 09/16/2012

Operations Manager 2012 SP1 CTP2 is out, and my TechED NA talk (MGT302)

As you might have already heard, this has been an amazing week at TechEd North America: System...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 06/16/2012

Boris’s OpsMgr Tools – Updated

Over the years, Boris has released a set of phenomenal tools, that saved lives of OpsMgr...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 02/19/2012

A couple of OpsMgr / APM Posts

Just some shameless personal plug here, pointing out that I recently wrote two technical posts on...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 01/24/2012

Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate is out of the bag!

Go read the announcement at...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 11/10/2011

Repost: Useful SetSPN tips

I just saw that my former colleague (PFE) Tristan has posted an interesting note about the use of...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 10/19/2011

A month in a new life

Hey, I have just realized that I have been in my new PM role for a month already – time...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 08/18/2011

I have been chosen; Farewell my friends...

I have been in Premier Field Engineering for nearly 7 years (it was not even called PFE when I...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 07/06/2011

Improved ACS Partitions Query

This has been sitting on my hard drive for a long time. Long story short, the report I posted at...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 05/04/2011

OpsMgr Agents and Gateways Failover Queries

The following article by Jimmy Harper explains very well how to set up agents and gateways’ failover...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 12/23/2010

Got Orphaned OpsMgr Objects?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if, in Operations Manager, you’d delete a Management...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 12/17/2010

Microsoft.Linux.RHEL.5.LogicalDisk.DiskBytesPerSecond Type Mismatch

I have had the following in my notes for a while… and I have not blogged in a while (been too busy)...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 10/22/2010

Microsoft Way

In the last couple of weeks we have been driving thru America from the east coast (New York) to the...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 07/18/2010

OpsMgr Event IDs Spreadsheet

I work in support (mostly with System Center Operations Manager, as you know), and I work with event...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 06/23/2010

How to convert (and fixup) the RedHat RPM to run on Debian/Ubuntu

In an earlier post I had shown how I got the Xplat agent running on Ubuntu. I perfected the...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 06/21/2010

Audit Collection Services Database Partitions Size Report

A number of people I have talked to liked my previous post on ACS sizing. One thing that was not...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 05/05/2010

A few thoughts on sizing Audit Collection System

People were already collecting logs with MOM, so why not the security log? Some people were doing...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 03/18/2010

OpsMgr Eventlog analysis with Powershell

The following technique should already be understood by any powersheller. Here we focus on...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 12/16/2009

Invoking Methods on the Xplat agent with WINRM

So I was testing other stuff tonight, to be honest, but I got pinged on Instant Messenger by my geek...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 10/26/2009

PS> Get-Milk

I printed a tshirt for Sara with a baby-friendly Powershell cmdlet ("Get-Milk"). She already seems...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 09/17/2009

The mystery of the lost registry values

During the OpsMgr Health Check engagement we use custom code to assess the customer’s...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 09/10/2009

SCX Evolutions

During the beta of the Cross-Platform extensions and of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2,...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 07/19/2009

Using the SCX Agent with WSMan from Powershell v2

So Powershell v2 adds a nice bunch of Ws-Man related cmdlets. Let’s see how we can use them to...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 06/01/2009

Installing the OpsMgr 2007 R2 SCX Agent on Ubuntu

You know since the beta1 of Xplat I have been busy with modifying the Redhat management pack and...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 05/30/2009

Get-WmiCustom (aka: Get-WMIObject with timeout!)

I make heavy use of WMI.But when using it to gather information from customer’s machines for...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 05/27/2009

Cross Platform in OpsMgr 2007 R2 Release Candidate

You have heard it all over the place, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 has reached the...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 03/27/2009

Programmatically Check for Management Pack updates in OpsMgr 2007 R2

One of the cool new features of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 is the possibility to check...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 11/29/2008

CentOS discovery in OpsMgr2007 R2 beta

Here we go again. Now that the OpsMgr2007 R2 beta is out, with an improved and revamped version of...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 11/23/2008

Protecting custom Resolution State in OpsMgr 2007

In System Center Operations Manager 2007, you can add and remove resolution states for your alerts...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 09/13/2008

CentOS 5 Management Pack for OpsMgr SCX

As I mentioned here, I have been testing the SCX beta.Not having one of the "supported" platforms...

Author: Daniele Muscetta Date: 05/13/2008

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