Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager book is available

Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager is available for sale at Amazon US and soon will be available also in other like Amazon UK. The book covers topics like:

  • Reviewing the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)
  • Configuring, installing, and deploying Operations Manager 2012
  • Setting up Management Group global settings
  • Managing management packs, individual agents, and consoles
  • Monitoring the network and application performance
  • Backing up, restoring, and implementing disaster recovery
  • Using PowerShell cmdlets to script Operations Manager 2012 functions
  • Troubleshooting with Operations Manager 2012 tools, as well as third-party tools

 

Authors of the book are great experts like Bob Cornelissen, Kevin Greene and my friend Ivan Hadzhiyski so it is no doubt a worth reading book than will help you learn and understand SCOM 2012.

Restart All SCOM 2012 Agents in a Management Group via PowerShell

Bob Cornelissen MVP and author for the Mastering SCOM 2012 book wrote very useful script and decided to share it with us. It is PowerShell script that restarts all SCOM 2012 agents from a management group. You can find the script in the Technet Gallery.

Thank you Bob for sharing with the community.

I am MCSE: Private Cloud

Last Sunday I’ve got the idea that I should pass Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 exam. I saw in several posts that Marnix Wolf, Kevin Holman and Bob Cornelissen managed to pass the exam. And as I always wanted to be as good as these guys I decided to accept the challenge to pass that exam. If you want to be like the best you have to act like the best. I’ve been studding System Center 2012 components since beta (watching videos, reading articles, participating in learning sessions and etc.) and I have pretty decent knowledge for the previous versions with most experience in SCOM. So when I made up my mind first thing in the morning I’ve called the testing center and scheduled exam date for 21st of June. The days before the exam after work I’ve studied for couple of hours. I was nervous before and during the exam but when I finished it and I saw the magic word that I’ve passed I’ve felt relived and very happy at the same time. So now I am waiting my MCP profile to be updated and to actually see it with my own eyes. With this exam passed and because I have already MCSA: Windows Server 2008 and 70-569 I have to receive also Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Private Cloud. I was the first person that took the exam in that testing center and probably I am the first from my country that took it. The same probably applies to MCSE: Private Cloud. I am really happy and I recommend to every engineer that is SCOM expert to take it.

Silence BizTalk Server 2010 MP

BizTalk Server 2010 MP makes a lot of noise alerts and many SCOM Administrator decide to remove it as soon as they implement it but now there is a cure for this. The cure is provided by Bob Cornelissen who is well respected MVP. He created override MP and you can download it from here:

http://www.bictt.com/blogs/bictt.php/2012/04/12/scom-biztalk-2010-noise-reduction

Keep in mind the the MP by Bob still requires the original BizTalk Server 2010 MP.

Many thanks to Bob for providing this solution to the community.