Archive for April 2011
I just arrived to Paris for the Best of MMS2011, I’ll update this post with the content of the conference. Stay tune
2:00pm : Conference is starting with a quick overview of Microsoft Management over the past years.
2:15pm : Claire Henry presents the challenge of application experience between home and work. Productivity, Device …
Sccm2012 presentation : empower users, unify
infrastructure, simplify administration
2:16pm : Forefront Endpoint 2010, Intune présentation
2:24pm : Microsoft cloud advantage
2:50pm : how to build a private cloud ?
3:15pm : Adam demantrates how to do a sql migration with System Center Orchestrator 2012
3:17pm : System Center 2012 Community Evaluation Program
3:20pm : System center 2012 roadmap
3:35pm : Sccm2012 live demo
3:56pm : System center service manager introduction
4:40pm : same presentation than earlier but with French speakers now… Quite strange…
Sometime you want to monitor a server, a workstation or a network device, but you don’t need to have all the monitors provided by your management packs installation in Operations Manager 2007 R2, and a ping will be enough.
OpsLogix has released already sometimes ago the OpsLogix Ping Management Pack. This management pack has the advantage to have a fully integration, an easy configuration and it’s free.
OpsLogix Web site: http://www.opslogix.com/ping
Step 1: Run the management pack installer
- Run OpsLogix.Ping.ManagementPacks.msi
- Accept the license agreement
- Unpack the files to a folder on disk
Step 2: Import the management packs
- Open the SCOM console
- Goto Administration
- Select “Import Management Packs”
Import these three management packs from the folder on disk:
Step 3: Run the console extension installer
On one computer that has the Operations Manager 2007 console installed:
For Operations Manager 2007 SP1 installations:
- Run OpsLogix.Console.Extension.SP1.msi
For Operations Manager 2007 R2 RTM installations:
- Run OpsLogix.Console.Extension.R2RTM.msi
That will extract the file OpsLogix.IMP.Base.UI.dll and you have to copy that file on every computer that has the Operations Manager 2007 Console installed in “%ProgramFiles%\System Center Operations Manager 2007″
If you don’t copy the dll, you will have the following message in the configuration part:
Select your watcher node(s)
Select your watcher node, add the Target Display Name and Target Ip Address
You could also directly import a csv file with all your targets.
In Host, you have the general health of your watcher node(s)
In Status, you could see the state of all your targets, if the devices are answering to the ping.
In Response Times, you have a view about the answer times of your targets
In Alerts, you could see the targets that are not answering to ping
By default, the targets are pinged every 60 seconds, if you want to change that value, just create an override on the monitor: Target Host Ping Check.