SCOM, Management Pack bundles and VSAE

I have learned this neat trick at a customer site this week. With SCOM 2012 came the possibility of creating management pack bundles, which are capable of carrying the typical…

SCOM – Which Services are being monitored?

One request I received from a customer the other day was to find out which services were being monitored by SCOM. It is a simple request, but because of the…

SCOM Authoring – Simple Monitoring for IT Admins–Part II

In Part I we have created our Class and Discovery templates. Now let’s add a service monitor and and event log rule. These have proved to be very common ones….

SCOM Authoring–Simple Monitoring for IT Admins

If you are trying to transition from SCOM Authoring Console to Visual Studio Authoring Extensions, you may have found that the environment can be tough to start. However, when it…

New book about SCVMM and Hyper-V

My MVP colleague Alessandro Cardoso just finished an awesome covering Windows 2012R2 and Hyper-V new features, System Center 2012 R2 VMM, Operations Manager, App Controller and Azure integration as well Veeam…

Configuring Azure Recovery Services – Premises to Azure – Part II

In my latest posts, I have covered how to create the vault and configure the basics of the Azure Recovery Services – On Premises to Azure. Now we need the…

Configuring Azure Recovery Services – Premises to Azure – Part I

In this article I will show how I configured a VM in my lab to be replicated to Azure. At least, I will start to. First, you will need to…

My Favorite Azure New Features

On May 12, Microsoft has announced a whole bunch of new Azure features (here). If you try, like myself, to be up to date with them, you will realize how…

SCOM and Azure – Monitoring your Cloud infrastructure

I have been asked to think about how to extend an existing datacenter monitoring infrastructure into Azure. I like to see the extended datacenter as a transparent entity,so, my approach…