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

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

Orchestrator 2012 Beta now available

The System Center Orchestrator 2012 public beta is now available for download here. Orchestrator was previously known as Opalis, and it is the tool for automating all your run books (repeatable processes) and has some of the following features: Powerful Runbook authoring and testing optimized for IT Pros Publish/Subscribe mechanism for integrating Microsoft System Center … Continue reading Orchestrator 2012 Beta now available

Stuff I have been thinking about for a while

Warning: Lots of rambling, wondering, pondering and thinking follows, based on my own experiences and observations. This is by no means influenced by the keynotes address delivered or related by MMS in anyway whatsoever. Today’s keynotes dealt with the commoditization of IT, and how to manage a wide range of devices using mostly ConfigMgr. While … Continue reading Stuff I have been thinking about for a while

Tech-ed Africa 2010: Things that got my attention

I attended Tech-ed Africa this past week. It was a great couple of days, as always, but I must admit that I mostly ignored the OpsMgr sessions. Instead, I got really, really excited about a couple of new things. System Center Opalis My new best friend, and I am hoping we can take the relationship … Continue reading Tech-ed Africa 2010: Things that got my attention