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 2007: More on dynamic groups and health watchers

Earlier this year, I blogged about creating dynamic computer groups and then adding the agent health watcher component dynamically with a bit of code magic. Many things have changed in my OpsMgr environment since then, including my OpsMgr support team, and we have recently had to add a couple of new groups to accomodate some … Continue reading OpsMgr 2007: More on dynamic groups and health watchers

SCSM 2012: Incidents from OpsMgr Alerts and auto-assignment

Over the last couple of days I have been playing with the OpsMgr connector to get the alerts raised by OpsMgr as incidents in Service Manager. Now, while my ServiceManager environment is a POC environment, I did the unthinkable, and connected the environment to our production OpsMgr environment. I did this intentionally, as it is … Continue reading SCSM 2012: Incidents from OpsMgr Alerts and auto-assignment

OpsMgr 2007: Hotfix KB2585542 may cause problems with Unix discoveries

After many, many attempts to pull in some of our Solaris servers into OpsMgr, we finally logged a call with Microsoft, and discovered that KB2585542 is the culprit. Errors returned during discovery could range anything from OpenSSL not installed to this wonderfully cryptic error: <![CDATA[Debug: Logging to file 'C:\Windows\Temp\InstallElevatedAgent.vbs.log' Executing command: echo -e mail=\ninstance=overwrite\npartial=nocheck\nidepend=quit\nrdepend=quit\nconflict=nocheck\naction=nocheck\nbasedir=default\n > … Continue reading OpsMgr 2007: Hotfix KB2585542 may cause problems with Unix discoveries

OpsMgr 2007: Cumulative update 5

I notice that CU5 was released while I was on leave, it is available for download here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26938 Cumulative Update 5 for Operations Manager 2007 R2 resolves the following issues: Restart of non-Operations Manager services when the agent is updated. Updated ACS reports. TCP Port Probe incorrectly reports negative ping latency. MissingEvent Manual Reset Monitor … Continue reading OpsMgr 2007: Cumulative update 5