Tips From the Field: Applying Update Rollup 3 to System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack

While I was on vacation UR3 for System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack was released. In this release the following components were up for update: Continue reading “Tips From the Field: Applying Update Rollup 3 to System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack”

Kemp LoadMaster Monitoring Management Pack (Community MP)

Recently I was looking how to monitor Kemp LoadMaster devices with SCOM. I was able to discover them trough SCOM as Network Devices but that was the only thing and it was not enough. Fortunately fellow MVP Daniele Grandini decided to help me and develop Kemp LoadMaster Management Pack. He was the main driver for this MP to exists as he was the main developer and I’ve took the task of testing it and fixing some small bugs that we’ve encountered. This is initial version of the MP and contains some know issues some of them are due to kemp loadmaster others are internal for the MP. Consider this version somehow as beta as we have some plans to re-write the MP in the future if we can. You will find the MP here along with some documentation. You can log any feedback you have on the Codeplex page.

New and Updated MPs: SQL Server

Today we see some MPs being updated and some new ones released all related to SQL:

HP StoreFront Manager for Microsoft 4.0 (HP Storage Management integration with MS System Center)

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HP Storage Management integration with System Center has a new name HP StoreFront Manager for Microsoft. Along with this we’’ got a new major 4.0 version. The major highlight of this release is greater resource management and provisioning capabilities for 3PAR StoreServ systems in Microsoft System Center based environments. The performance and optimized the resource utilization on PowerShell based discovery and monitoring of HP Storage systems in SCOM especially on 3PAR arrays was also improved. Here are the changes for both components in this product: Continue reading “HP StoreFront Manager for Microsoft 4.0 (HP Storage Management integration with MS System Center)”

Version 2.5 of My Script to Download All SCOM Management Packs with PowerShell

A lot of time has passed since I haven’t updated my script and Microsoft once again forced me to update it. Again they’ve decided to change something on their download pages. Thank you Microsoft for changing your websites so I can advance my PowerShell skills. The script is now version 2.5 and here are the changes: Continue reading “Version 2.5 of My Script to Download All SCOM Management Packs with PowerShell”