Jonathan Almquist on Operations Manager

Moving to a new blog space

Hi everyone. Just wanted to inform anyone that currently subscribes to this blog to add a new blog...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 02/02/2012

Management Group Performance Evaluation and Tuning Reports

I created a small management pack a couple years ago to help identify performance bottlenecks in an...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 01/28/2012

How to install Operations Manager 2012 single server configuration from the command prompt

I was reading the Operations Manager 2012 RC documentation today and thought this was interesting...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 01/19/2012

Cookdown example - between two or more workflows

Thought I would do something useful while sitting on the airplane today and write up a cookdown...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 11/17/2011

Cookdown

I recently did a presentation in which the scenario was cooking down a data source. I ended up...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 11/08/2011

Pulling back groups for use in a report drop-down list (group picker)

There are a couple different ways to include a group picker list in your custom report. One way is...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 09/23/2011

List of supported network devices in Operations Manager 2012

This question came in today and Vishnu Nath, Program Manager at Microsoft, gave a very concise...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 08/11/2011

Solving the problem of automated distribution of credentials (literal expression)

This is a continuation of a previous post. The only difference is this accepts a literal expression,...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 08/05/2011

Solving the problem of automated distribution of credentials (group criteria)

It’s possible to leverage a powershell script in a composite write action to distribute...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 08/05/2011

Return all dirty aggregations in last X days

/Return all dirty aggregations in last X days/ DECLARE @Days AS int SET @Days = 1 --number of days...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 08/05/2011

Count dirty aggregations in last X days

/Count dirty aggregations in last X days/ DECLARE @Days AS int SET @Days = 1 --number of days to...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 08/05/2011

Transport latency impacted - 99th percentile of messages not meeting SLA over last 30 min - Red(>90)

New article in the Exchange 2010 MP online library recently.  Read more about it here:...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 08/04/2011

Set management server list for agent

Noticed I didn’t have an agent-specific one to reference – here it is. #Assign agents a management...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 08/03/2011

Can the SCOM databases share a SQL instance with other databases?

Just wanted to answer this question here as a pointer for later reference. But before I continue, I...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 08/01/2011

Why is my custom report displaying deleted objects or groups?

Here’s a fairly common stumbling block when creating custom reports, so I wanted to share this quick...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 07/16/2011

Windows Service Monitoring (reduce false alerts…part 2)

Shortly after posting the sample Windows service monitoring library, I realized a...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 06/24/2011

Microsoft.SystemCenter.WebApplication.WebApplicationData (URL Probe Runtime Output)

I was recently working with the Microsoft.SystemCenter.WebApplication.UrlProbe module and wanted to...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 06/22/2011

Windows Service Monitoring (reduce false alerts with consecutive sample module)

Sometimes customers need to create their own Windows service monitors. This usually leads them to...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 06/21/2011

Monitoring all services on all computers (service outage report)

Occasionally customers will ask how we can monitor all services that are configured to automatically...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 06/11/2011

Heartbeat Failure and Failed to Connect Alerts with Duration

I find this especially useful in determining out of box heartbeat settings, since the default 3...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 05/13/2011

Powershell Scripts - Illegal Variable Name

Just figured out this annoying issue I have seen come up many times while saving Powershell script...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 05/06/2011

Now translated to 34 different languages!

Since we migrated to a new platform in May, 2010, there are more options for us as bloggers to...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 04/30/2011

The threshold for the Logical DiskAvg. Disk sec/Transfer performance counter has been exceeded

If you see these alerts generated by your Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 servers with unusually...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 04/26/2011

Root Management Server Unavailable History with Reason

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Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 04/19/2011

Inventory and Configuration Reports

Someone asked today if there was a way to generate a report displaying inventory/configuration of...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 04/12/2011

Report Dataset Samples

Putting this list of reporting dataset samples out here for your custom reporting needs or just to...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 04/09/2011

Number of Events Collected Per Day (Report Dataset)

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Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 04/08/2011

Number of State Change Events Per Day (Report Dataset)

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Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 04/08/2011

Number of Performance Samples Per Day (Report Dataset)

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Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 04/08/2011

Top Performance Samples Collected (Report Dataset)

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Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 04/08/2011

Top Active Repeating Alerts (Report Dataset)

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Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 04/08/2011

Top events collected (Report Dataset)

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Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 04/08/2011

Top Monitor Generated Alerts (Report Dataset)

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Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 04/08/2011

Top Rule Generated Alerts (Report Dataset)

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Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 04/08/2011

Gray Agents With Reason

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Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 04/08/2011

Just wanted to post this management pack authoring link list for easy reference.  I’ll add new...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 04/07/2011

Don’t sweat the small stuff

I attempted to open the Health Explorer and received the following message. The state of this object...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 01/29/2011

Manually removing computers by editing the database

We received an important reminder today from the product group about manually editing the database,...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 01/21/2011

My plan to move the Report Server to a new computer

This procedure is fully documented on Technet, but it spans across two different articles, which...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 01/21/2011

Vote for what content would you like to see most?

Sorry, but I had to remove the voting widget I had on the main page. It was causing some...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 01/12/2011

TCP Port Connection Time Report

Let’s say you created a TCP Port monitor using the management pack template wizard and you want to...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 01/07/2011

Exchange 2010 Management Pack – CHM file available for download

Just wanted to send a quick note out to the community that we have published a CHM file for the E14...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 01/07/2011

Custom Report Authoring for Beginners

Let’s face it. Operations Manager collects a lot of data. If we cannot generate reports about...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 01/03/2011

How does the ‘Total CPU Utilization Percentage’ monitor work?

I wanted to start this year off right with wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy and prosperous...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 01/01/2011

Have you ever needed to trend the growth of ‘something’, but no registered data source existed that...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 12/01/2010

Rebuild a management group (disaster recovery)

Occasionally an Operations Manager 2007 management group might need to be completely recovered for...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 10/24/2010

Another post about how to create a group of Windows Computer and associated Health Service Watcher objects

The main purpose of this type of group is to enable us to create subscriptions that will not only...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 10/22/2010

Data Protection Manager 2010 management pack (service and health models)

In additional to some guidance I posted here about the DPM 2010 management pack, I decided to map...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 10/21/2010

Data Protection Manager 2010 management pack just released – Things you need to know!

Download the management pack I recently had the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with the...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 10/21/2010

When was the last time this agent inserted data and what was the latency?

This is one way to check whether a particular agent is communicating with the management...

Author: Jonathan Almquist Date: 10/17/2010

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