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TechDays 2009 Highlights

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Join us on March 10-12, 09 for the most important ITPro & Developer event organized by Microsoft in Belux. Book your visit today.

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Be one of the first 250 attendees of the WS2008 R2 preconference and get TechNet Plus for 6 months. Windows Server 2008 R2 is Microsoft’s next generation server platform. The platform is currently entering the initial beta-release phase. This event represents your opportunity to gain advance access to technical features and solution scenario information enabling you to understand the new technologies. Register here.

 

Techdays 2009

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Management Pack for Opsmgr 2007

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Finally the SCVMM MP for Opsmgr 2007 with REPORTS is released!!
Brief Description
The System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 monitors availability of all components of VMM 2008 and the availability, health, and performance of all virtual machines and virtual machine hosts that VMM manages.

Overview

The VMM 2008 Management Pack monitors virtual machines running on Hyper-V, Microsoft Virtual Server, and VMware ESX Server hosts that VMM is managing, as well as the managed virtual machine hosts, library servers, and other VMM components.

Feature Summary
This management pack is tightly integrated with VMM 2008 to implement the following features:

  • Comprehensive health monitoring of virtual machines
  • Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) in VMM
  • VMM reports
  • Diagram views available from the VMM Administrator Console
  • Note: The Microsoft.SystemCenter.VirtualMachineManager.Pro.2008.Public class in the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 PRO Library management pack has been redefined as an abstract class.

 

Grtz,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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Alert : Check out the MSCommunity.be landing page

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MSCommunity.be is the landing page for the Belgian Microsoft community. The purpose of this site is giving you an overview of all the events being organized by the Belgian usergroups so you’ll never miss out on an event anymore. You can’t register for events on MSCommunity, registration remains on the different usergroup sites.

For usergroups themselves, MSCommunity will come in handy when planning new events.

 

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Grtz,

Alexandre Vekrinderen

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Opsmgr Service Level Dashboard for Exchange 2007

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It is possible to create custom reports for Exchange 2007 using the Service Level Dashboard Solution Accelerator and the Exchange 2007 Management Pack. The Opsmgr Team made a nice guide on how to make a Service Level Dashboard for Exchange.

 

But you have to change the Monitor dependency of the distributed applications otherwise the Health wouldn’t rolling up.

 

1. In the monitoring section of the console, under “Distributed Applications”, right-click on the “Exchange 2007 Server Availability” distributed application that you defined and select to open the Diagram View

2. Right-click on Exchange 2007 CAS Servers and select “Health Explorer”.

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3. Right-click on Component Group Health Roll-up for type Ex. Client Access Servers and select “Monitor Properties”.

4. On the Monitor Dependency tab, click “MOM 2005 Computer Role Health” and click ok. This will allow health to roll up to the Component Group level. By default, health of converted Management Packs rolls up via MOM 2005 Computer Role Health.

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But now come the tricky part. The state of you distributed applications will stay on unmonitored until a state change occurred for state to start rolling up.

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The solution for this problem is just to put your exchange servers in maintenance mode for a while!

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That’s how I resolved the unmonitored issue for my service level dashboard.

 

Grtz,

Alexandre Verkinderen

 

After the maintenance mode my

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Native DPM 2007 managment pack for opsmgr

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Microsoft released today the new native DPM 2007 management pack for Opmsgr.

 

Overview

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) is a server software application that enables data protection and recovery for protected computers within Active Directory domains.
With the DPM Management Pack, an administrator can centrally monitor the state of data protection and recovery for multiple DPM servers and protected computers. The Management Pack also monitors key health and performance indicators on DPM servers.
For protected computers, the DPM Management Pack monitors the state of connectivity with DPM, data protection and recovery operations.
This MP has been localized to following languages: German, French, Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Italian, and Spanish. Links to these localized MPs are located at the lower section of this download page.

 

Download the MP.

 

Grtz,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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TechDays 2009 in March

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Whether you’re a developer, IT pro or designer:
It is your thoughts, knowledge and ideas that shape the digital world. Microsoft supports you with platforms and tools that are designed for your needs. image Because we’re on the same road.

During TechDays, in March, get all the tools you need to shape your knowledge.

Whether you’re working for an enterprise corporation or a small business, in the private or the public sector, you can broaden and deepen your technical skills in Antwerp on 11-12 March 2009. Attend presentations and see demonstrations of current and future versions of Microsoft products and technologies – focusing on your daily work and activities. Prepare yourself even better by attending a preconference in-depth training session on 10 March.

Take advantage of the Early Bird discount offer and register before 16 January.

 

TechDays will bring over 60 technical sessions tailored to your needs as a professional. while you can deepen your skills during one of the optional preconference tracks on March 10:

  • Essentials Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Deep-dive into development for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Software + Services: the convergence of SOA, SaaS, Cloud Computing and Web 2.0

 

Greetz,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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MVP Award: System Center Operations Manager

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I’m very proud to announce that Microsoft has awarded me with the MVP title “System Center Operations Manager” !! We now have 2 MVP’s in the user group!

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Verkinderen

 


 

 

Grtz,

Alexandre Verkinderen

 

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