Authoring Tools for SCOM 2012 are available for download

The RTM versions of the two authoring tools for SCOM 2012 are finally here:

  • System Center 2012 Visio MP Designer—VMPD—is an add-in for Visio 2010 Premium that allows you to visually design a System Center Operations Manager Core Monitoring Management Pack. VMPD generates a Management Pack that is compliant to the MP Authoring Best Practices by simply dragging and dropping Visio shapes to describe your application architecture and configuring them through the Shape Properties. Download it here.
  • System Center 2012 Visual Studio Authoring Extensions—VSAE—is an add-in for Visual Studio 2010 Professional provides Lifecycle Management Tools to support Management Pack Authoring. Download it here.

Add/Remove a Management group from a SCOM 2012 agent with script

Two very useful scripts if you multi-home SCOM agents provided by Bob Cornelissen:

KB: Installation of a System Center 2012 Operations Manager server fails with Exception Error Code: 0x80131604

if this issue occurs you can find the resolution here.

Migrating from SCOM R2 CU#5 to OM12. Part VI: Wrapping up by Marnix Wolf

The last part of this guide read here.

All you need to know before upgrading to SCOM 2012

Here is a nice video presentation by Dieter Wijckmans titled “Should I upgrade to SCOM 2012?”.