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Best of MMS is coming: 15 june 2011

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For our best of MMS on June 15 we will have a special guest! Chris Childers is coming to Belgium!

 

chrisChris Childers  has over 15 years of product management and business development experience in growth stage software companies. Chris joined Microsoft as a Senior Program Manager in the System Center team through the AVIcode acquisition. While at AVIcode, Chris held roles in Product Management and Business Development with a focus on building a partner eco-system. Prior to AVIcode, Chris co-founded Artifact Software where he managed the company’s product development and was instrumental in building its first generation product, acquiring early adopter customers and securing funding. Chris also served as Director of Product Management at Sequoia Software and Senior Technical Evangelist at Citrix Systems. When Chris is not working he can be found cycling the back roads of Maryland.

 

 

This is our agenda of the day. For the very first time we now have two tracks:

The Tracks

 

Hour

Track 1

Track 2

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome and Registration

Welcome and Registration

09:30 – 09:40

Introduction

Introduction

09:40 – 10:40

Introduction to Opalis and a Sneak Peek at System Center Orchestrator

SCDPM: DPM 2012: What goodies are coming

10:40 – 11:40

System Center Configuration Manager 2012

System Center Service Manager 2012 overview

11:40 – 12:30

Lunch

Lunch

12.30 – 13.30

Configuration Manager 2012 – Deployment and Infrastructure Technical Overview

Managing your Fabric with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

13.30 – 14.30

AVIcode: Overview of Application Monitoring That You Can Do Today

Managing your Fabric with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

14.30 – 15.00

Break

Break

15.00 – 16.00

Operations Manager 2012: Overview, Setup and Configuration

Windows Intune: PC Management with Cloud Services

16.00 – 17.00

Technical Overview of System Center Advisor ("Atlanta")

 

17.00 –

Networking

Networking

 

 

More Information

Location

ALM Point Antwerpen
Filip Williotstraat 9
2600 Berchem

Date

June 15, 2011

Webpage: http://technet.microsoft.com/nl-be/ff628215

Register for the in-person event: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032487389&Culture=en-US

Register for the live meeting: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032487391&Culture=en-US

thanks,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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HP Blade System MP installer does not install the mp file

5:16 am in Uncategorized by alkin

If you want to use the latest HP blade management pack 1.40 you need to install or upgrade your HP proliant MP first to the same version 1.40.

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The documentation doesn’t really say but it’s crucial. If you don’t install the Proliant mp first the Blade System MP installer will not import the blade management pack or even install it locally.

thanks,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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Avicode now in the SMSE and SMDE suite!

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It was announced a few weeks ago that Microsoft had acquired AVIcode and now they finaly released a trial version and give an update regarding the new licensing.

You can download and use this software only if you are a licensed holder of a qualifying Microsoft System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE), Microsoft System Center Server Management Suite Datacenter (SMSD).

 

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/avicode.aspx

 

and if you want to read some documentation regarding Avicode you can find it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?FamilyID=3aa9a2e1-2b99-4f80-b633-e2c3cd32a78d 

 

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update Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Pack

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Mircrosoft has released an update of the Operations Manager 2007 R2 management pack version 6.1.7695.0

 

Go get it here  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=61365290-3c38-4004-b717-e90bb0f6c148

 

Changes made:

  • Added the “Agents by Health State” report
  • Added the “An alert subscription has been automatically disabled due to invalid configuration” rule
  • Added the “WMI Service Availability” aggregate monitor and the “Windows Management Instrumentation Service” unit monitor to monitor the state of the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service (winmgmt) on agents
  • Added rules to that can be enabled in place of monitors that require manual reset of the health state
  • Updated product knowledge for some workflows
  • Changed the "Computer Verification: Verification Error" event collection rule to be disabled by default
  • Change the “Collect Configuration Parse Error Events” rule to be disabled by defaul

 

 

And don’t forget to RTFM!

 

Thanks,

Alexandre verkinderen

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Belgium System Center Day

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Scug.be is very excited to annouce our next event. For this occasion we have some top international speakers like Wally Mead, Travis Wright, Jason Buffington, 4 Belgium System Center MVP’s and other System Center Experts and that’s why the event will also be held in a special place http://events.livingtomorrow.be/

This event will also be your opportunity to socialize with fellow System Center administrators and consultants and exchange knowledge, meet with one of the most popular Microsoft speakers of all time and have a nice lunch with the 4 Belgian System Center MVP’s and the System Center product managers!

 

More information can be found here: http://systemcenterday.eventbrite.com/

 

Have Fun,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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Fix duplicate relationships for agents to server in Ops DB

9:34 am in Uncategorized by alkin

Sometimes it can happen that agents are ending up with multiple primary management server relationships. Of course you can only have one primary server relationship! In the rare occasions that you end up with multiple primary relationships you can now repair the issue by running the new “Fix duplicate relationships for agents to server in Ops DB” task manually

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or there is a recovery on this monitor (disabled by default) that you can turn on so that the issue will be fixed automatically:

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You will need the latest OpsMgr 2007 R2 management pack that you can find here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=61365290-3c38-4004-b717-e90bb0f6c148&displaylang=en

Thanks,
Alexandre Verkinderen

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Tech Ed Europe: Vote For The Sessions You Want To See

10:44 am in Uncategorized by alkin

You have the ability to influence what sessions will be shown at Tech Ed Europe.

Go to http://europe.msteched.com/sessionpreference. There you can see a list of sessions that have been shortlisted for possible inclusion into Tech Ed Europe.

One of my sessions has made the short-list.  Enter “Opalis” into the Keyword search box, and you’ll pull up the session “Opalis & System Center better together” or “System Center… Leveraging the suite”.  Check it out and see what you think.  If you think it would make a nice addition to Tech Ed Europe, please vote for it.  And make sure you check out some of the other great sessions that could potentially be available as well.

 

Thanks,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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Cumulative Update 2 for OpsMgr 2007 R2 Connectors

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Microsoft just released Cumulative update 2 for the Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connectors.

We now support:

  • HP Operations Manager for UNIX v9 running on
    • HPUX 11i v3 Itanium
    • Solaris 10 SPARC
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 x64
  • BMC Remedy AR System 7.5

and some bug fixes as well:

  • Potential high CPU usage of HP OVO Event Consumer for Windows (scinteropd.exe)
  • Synchronization issue in HP OVO Connector
  • Remedy connectors do not populate the Computer Name and Domain fields
  • Unresponsiveness of the Interop provider when an Enterprise Management Service (EMS) API call returns an error
  • Incorrect dates are passed to the remote system by the connector
  • Product Knowledge is not forwarded when the locale is Canadian English

You can find more information or download the CU2 from here.

 

Hope this helps,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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Microsoft on What’s Next for Managing Datacenters and the Cloud!

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Microsoft is going to invest heavily in Dynamic IT / cloud capabilities that Virtual Machine Manager vNext and Operations Manager vNext will deliver.

Here is a small list of things that Microsoft wants to achieve:

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

· Service lifecycle management, including creation, deployment and updates to cloud apps/services – Leverages app virtualization technology and service modeling to perform image-based service composition, deployment and updates.

· Creation of private clouds – Enables “Infrastructure as a Service” for the enterprise datacenter and allows self-service scenarios; discovery and assignment of logical/virtualized network and storage pools to apps/services.

· Federation across clouds – Enables workload mobility between on-premises, service provider and public clouds (e.g. Windows Azure) in a secure manner .

· Policy-based dynamic resource optimization – Ensure optimal utilization of your datacenter resources (e.g. policy driven power management), deeper Operations Manager/PRO integration.

· Deeper Opalis Integration – Offers deeper integration with Opalis for enhanced orchestration and automation across multiple sub-systems.

System Center Operations Manager

· Unified on-premises and cloud monitoring – Enables hybrid cloud deployment scenarios with “single pane of glass” monitoring.

· Outside-in/end user experience monitoring for geo distributed cloud services (based on synthetic transactions).

· Service oriented network and storage monitoring (e.g. monitor and troubleshoot network and storage resource pools assigned to services).

You can find more information on the http://blogs.technet.com/ddcalliance blog.

Watch this video by Anant Sundaram, Senior Product Manager for System Center.

Anant explaines what Microsoft is thinking around improving data center management and managing cloud environments.

http://edge.technet.com/Media/Microsoft-on-Whats-Next-for-Managing-Datacenters-and-the-Cloud/

Not all of these will be realized and it will take some product cycles but it gives you a nice overview of what Microsoft is thinking and want to achieve.

Thanks,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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Diagram view not working in the webconsole OpsMgr 2007 R2: “missing permissions on the server allow the creation of the RenderBase and/or ImageCache folder”

12:50 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

Today I ran into the following problem: I was unable to access diagram views from the webconsole. Every other view like a state view, performance view, alert view etc was working but not the diagram view:

 

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Likely this is due to missing permissions on the server allow the creation of the RenderBase and/or ImageCache folder or the ability to create files in these folders. Either add the permissions for the anonymous INET user to write to the root folder, or create the RenderBase and/or ImageCache folder and in the root of the web application and add write access to these folders.

 

As you can see the temp folder is empty

 

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you need to give the group called IIS_IUSRS read and write permissions to the root folder of the webconsole

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once done you will see the following files being created in the temp folder:

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and now the final test!

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woohoo it’s working! :-)

 

And now you will see a PNG file in the temp folder for every diagram view you open. That’s why you need to modify the rights so that the group IIS_USRS can add those PNG files to the temp folder.

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I don’t think this is very efficient. Image a NOC with 10 guys consulting the webconsole and each one of them opens 2 views and with 4 levels each then you will 80 PNG files in the temp folder!! But that’s a total different discussion :-)

 

Hope this helps,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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