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  • Blog Post: How to convert (and fixup) the RedHat RPM to run on Debian/Ubuntu

    In an earlier post I had shown how I got the Xplat agent running on Ubuntu . I perfected the technique over time, and what follows is a step-by-step process on how to convert and change the RedHat package to run on Debian/Ubuntu. Of course this is still a hack… but some people asked me to detail...
  • Blog Post: Programmatically Check for Management Pack updates in OpsMgr 2007 R2

    One of the cool new features of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 is the possibility to check and update Management Packs from the catalog on the Internet directly from the Operators Console: Even if the backend for this feature is not yet documented, I was extremely curious to see how this...
  • Blog Post: CentOS discovery in OpsMgr2007 R2 beta

    Here we go again. Now that the OpsMgr2007 R2 beta is out , with an improved and revamped version of the System Center Cross Platform Extensions , I faced the issue of how to upgrade my test lab. I have to say that OpsMgr2007 R2 beta release notes explain the known issues, and I had no trouble whatsoever...
  • Blog Post: Protecting custom Resolution State in OpsMgr 2007

    In System Center Operations Manager 2007, you can add and remove resolution states for your alerts at will. Other than states "0" ("New") and "255" ("Closed") you can create other 254 resolution states to suit your needs. This is a simple feature that was already present in previous MOM versions, and...
  • Blog Post: CentOS 5 Management Pack for OpsMgr SCX

    As I mentioned here , I have been testing the SCX beta. Not having one of the "supported" platforms pushed me into playing with the provided Management Packs, and in turn I managed to use the MP for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as a base, and replaced a couple of strings in the discoveries in order...
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