System Center Cross Platform and Interop

Team blog for System Center Cross Platform and Interoperability - Microsoft’s manageability solutions for UNIX and Linux platforms and interoperability with third-party management systems.

We’ve Moved!

In order to provide a more consistent experience with the System Center product family, we've moved...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 02/14/2012

Operations Manager 2012 Beta is available!

  The public beta version of Operations Manager 2012 is now available here...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 07/21/2011

OpsMgr 2007 R2 CU4 Ships!

<plagiarizing directly from Justin Incarnato of the OpsMgr team> I’m very happy to announce...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 02/01/2011

Using Opalis to get info from the SCX Cross Platform Agent

Having started on the Cross Platform & Interop team before Opalis was a part of it, I think...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 11/11/2010

Cross Platform Cumulative Update 3 for Operations Manager Ships!

Cross Platform Cumulative Update 3 for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 is now...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 10/01/2010

How You Can Drive the Direction of Cross Platform Support in Operations Manager

Within any software company, it's always a struggle to come up with the right mix of functionality...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 08/18/2010

Tip of the week: Keep up to date with Cross-Plat KB Articles using Bing search RSS output

Yesterday I posted an article on the Opalis blog about this topic, so I thought it only fitting that...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 08/13/2010

Operations Manager 2007 R2 Interop Connectors CU2 Released

Last week I decided to rebuild my desktop and I'm finally back to full speed again. Now that I have...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 08/04/2010

Troubleshooting Cross Platform Discovery and Agent Installation (part 3)

This is part of a multi-part article (if you didn't gather that from the title). For easy reference,...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 06/10/2010

Troubleshooting Cross Platform Discovery and Agent Installation (part 1)

Troubleshooting discovery and agent installation can be challenging when it comes to the cross...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 06/10/2010

Troubleshooting Cross Platform Discovery and Agent Installation (part 4)

This is part of a multi-part article (if you didn't gather that from the title). For easy reference,...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 06/10/2010

Troubleshooting Cross Platform Discovery and Agent Installation (part 2)

This is part of a multi-part article (if you didn't gather that from the title). For easy reference,...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 06/10/2010

Using sudo (instead of root) for running privileged tasks

Originally I was going to talk about how to use sudo for installing the cross platform agent. That...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 06/07/2010

Windows Server Site Highlights Mixed Environments

Microsoft's Windows Server team is highlighting heterogeneous environments in a site launched today...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 06/01/2010

Quest releases new Cisco extension for OpsMgr

I get asked a lot whether we can monitor network devices using OpsMgr, and here is a perfect example...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 05/25/2010

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Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 05/13/2010

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Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 05/12/2010

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Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 04/27/2010

More Good Cross Platform MP Articles

Kristopher Bash has written some more good articles on using cross platform agents for Operations...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 04/26/2010

Cross Platform and Interop TechCenter Now Available on TechNet!

I’m happy to announce that we have just activated a new TechCenter on Microsoft TechNet specifically...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 04/15/2010

Opalis at MMS 2010 – use #opalis !

With MMS happening next week, I wanted to get the word out to everyone attending to be sure and...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 04/15/2010

Triggering Opalis Workflows Using Complex Schedules (part 2)

After writing my last article, no more than five minutes later did two people correct me on having...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 04/15/2010

Triggering Opalis Workflows Using Complex Schedules

I answered my first Opalis question in the forums today. And sure enough, it’s something that would...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 04/15/2010

Get Ready for the Opalis Onslaught

Ok, so “onslaught” sounds like a harsh term. Perhaps “juggernaut”? Ok, how about the benign term...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 04/14/2010

It’s a Week of Craziness… Before the Week of Craziness

Those that are familiar with the teams inside System Center know that the Microsoft Management...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 04/13/2010

A Simple 3-Value OpsMgr Script Monitor for UNIX and Linux

(updated 6/11/2010 with some additonal information) One of the more common questions I see is how to...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 04/02/2010

Official support statement for new Linux/UNIX version releases

A few customers have asked about our plans for supporting new versions of UNIX and Linux when they...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 03/25/2010

Opalis Resources

Helpful links for System Center Cross Platform information: Top Troubleshooting Topics: Certificate...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 03/17/2010

Interop Connectors Resources

Helpful links for System Center Cross Platform information: Top Troubleshooting Topics: Certificate...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 03/17/2010

Building an Oracle Management Pack for OpsMgr Cross-Platform Agents

I just discovered a new (to me) blogger who is writing about cross platform support in Operations...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 03/17/2010

Quest Announces VMWare extension for Operations Manager is now free!

News Flash from Quest    (www.quest.com) The QMX VMware extension is now free for...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 03/04/2010

Even more about root account usage in the cross platform monitoring

Root account usage requirements are a hot topic around here. It’s not always clear why root access...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 03/04/2010

New BridgeWays Betas: WebSphere, WebLogic and Generic JVM monitoring with SCOM

BridgeWays just announced three new beta management packs: BridgeWays Management Pack for WebSphere...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 03/03/2010

Some more help troubleshooting discovery and agent installation

I was recently working with Bob Cornelissen on an issue that he was seeing with agent installation....

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 02/22/2010

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cross Platform Cumulative Update 2 (KB979490) released

The Cross Platform team released a new update (CU2) for Operations Manager R2 Cross Platform agents...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 02/16/2010

Modifying single-value monitors to allow for multiple possible return codes

I recently got a question in the Cross Platform Forums about an issue a customer was seeing with...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 02/10/2010

Silect Releases MP Studio 4.1

From Silect’s Release: We’re pleased to announce the availability of our latest release of MP Studio...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 02/10/2010

A PowerShell script for removing all Unix/Linux computers from a Management Server

We recently released a set of PowerShell scripts for cross platform computers in Operations Manager,...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 02/05/2010

Can’t get your Linux computer discovered? Check your network configuration.

Recently I was doing some tests and was trying to deploy a new Linux computer to be managed by...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 02/05/2010

FAQ: How do I License Cross Platform Agents?

This question comes up often enough, and I saw another person send an email out on it today – “How...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 02/04/2010

Understanding CPU Performance Counters on Cross Platform Monitors

I recently saw a bug submitted to our team about CPU usage statistics being reported by the cross...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 02/04/2010

Getting “the Linux guys” to accept (or even tolerate) Windows-based management

I hear this same question over and over in the forums, email discussions and face to face with lots...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 02/01/2010

Building a CentOS Management Pack (part 3)

In part 1 of this article, I talked about the basics of building a CentOS Management Pack, beginning...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 01/18/2010

Building a CentOS Management Pack (part 2)

In part 1 of this article, I talked about the basics of building a CentOS Management Pack, beginning...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 01/15/2010

More on Unix Privileged Account vs. Unix Action Account and root-level access context

A couple of weeks ago, I posted “Privileged and Non-Privileged “Run As” accounts in cross platform...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 01/12/2010

Using OpsMgr Class Inheritance to Extend Monitoring to New (Unsupported) Operating Systems

I got an email the other day from a customer who asked if we were planning on supporting Red Hat...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 01/11/2010

Cross Platform Resources

Helpful links for System Center Cross Platform information: Top Troubleshooting Topics: Certificate...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 01/08/2010

Building a CentOS Management Pack (part 1)

UPDATE 8/27/2012 - This worked on SCOM 2007 R2 but will most likely not work on SC 2012. As part of...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 01/05/2010

Cross Platform Audit Collection Services released

We are happy to announce the release of the Cross Platform Audit Collection Services for Operations...

Author: BarryShilmover Date: 12/17/2009

Privileged and Non-Privileged “Run As” accounts in cross platform monitoring

One of the initial configuration requirements (and one of the top things new users forget to do) for...

Author: Robert_Hearn Date: 12/16/2009

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