Be A Good IT and Protect Yourself for Free with Operations Management Suite

When I cover new Operations Management Suite features I do not just introduce them. I put them in a real world scenario so I can give you more value from reading my blog posts. Whether you are an IT Pro, Dev or DevOps I hope you will find this blog post useful.  For the past several years there have been a numerous of public security breaches. Security has become even more important topic that everyone in the IT industry should care about no matter it is in personal life or at work. With this blog post I would like to introduce you to a solution that will help you stay more secure. Continue reading “Be A Good IT and Protect Yourself for Free with Operations Management Suite”

Manage Custom Fields in Operations Management Suite

Not so while ago I’ve covered a new feature in OMS (MSOMS) called custom fields. When I’ve covered this feature I was missing a way to actually remove an already created custom field. Mistakes happen, you can create field and two months later you may not need that field any more and many other scenarios. It turns out that from today you can remove a custom field that you’ve created. Continue reading “Manage Custom Fields in Operations Management Suite”

Operations Management Suite – Performance Monitoring

OMS today released a new feature Performance monitoring. Not sure if that is the official name but basically allows you to gather performance data from servers by adding performance counters.

The feature is located under Logs as it represents different king of log gathering. Keep in mind that this performance data gathering feature is different than the Capacity solution. This feature does not require SCOM-VMM integration and works with agent-only connected computers. Continue reading “Operations Management Suite – Performance Monitoring”

Operations Management Suite – Custom Fields / Extract Data Feature

I’ve been waiting for this OMS feature with anticipation. At first sight you might think that this is a feature that is nothing worth to be excited but quite contrary. This feature allows you to extract additional insights from your logs. Why? Continue reading “Operations Management Suite – Custom Fields / Extract Data Feature”

Spend Your Money Wisely

With this post I would like to support my friend and fellow MVP Tao Yang. The text below is written by him but I fully support it. Read carefully.

clip_image001As what I’d like to consider myself as – a seasoned System Center specialist, I have benefitted from many awesome resources from the community during my career in System Center. These resources consist of blogs, whitepapers, training videos, management packs and various tools and utilities. Although some of them are not free (and in my opinion, they are not free for a good reason), but large percentage of these resources I value the most are all free of charge. Continue reading “Spend Your Money Wisely”