OpsMgr: The mystery of the *nix agent installation files

Our environment is a fairly locked down environment, which means that our service accounts have the minimum rights possible and we sometimes have to do things in a different way than expected, which often has interesting results. During our upgrade to OpsMgr 2012, we first upgraded all the Windows-based agents in our environment, leaving the … Continue reading OpsMgr: The mystery of the *nix agent installation files

OpsMgr: EMC ESI support for Microsoft System Center

One of our biggest problem areas over the last couple of years has been our storage environments, especially in terms of visibility. The storage team always had visibility of the environments with the native tools supplied by the various vendors, but to get the visibility to the rest of the environment has proven to be … Continue reading OpsMgr: EMC ESI support for Microsoft System Center

OpsMgr: Running 2007 and 2012 consoles at the same time

So… when you have the Opsmgr 2007 console installed – on your laptop, for example – and you try to install the OpsMgr 2012 console, the installation performs an upgrade of the 2007 components (as expected, really). And this is all great and everything if you have upgraded your OpsMgr environment(s) to 2012. But the … Continue reading OpsMgr: Running 2007 and 2012 consoles at the same time

OpsMgr 2012: before you install

Before you install OpsMgr 2012, be sure to work through the OpsMgr Pre-Upgrade tasks. Pay particular attention to the collation on your SQL server installation. If your collation is set to anything but SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS, you may want to look at changing your configuration. You can find help on doing this here and here. And of … Continue reading OpsMgr 2012: before you install