Eugene Bykov

System Center Operations Manager Reporting

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    Authoring reports for System Center Operations Manager 2007

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    My name is Eugene Bykov and I am a developer responsible for reporting user interface in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. I frequently get asked questions about new Operations Manager 2007 reporting infrastructure and ways of adopting it to...
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    SCOM 2007 Report Catalog

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    Data from two sources is combined when report hierarchy is displayed in the Operations Manager console. List of reports always comes from SSRS while additional metadata like report display name and knowledge come from management packs. OpsMgr console...
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    Linked reports

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    In SCOM 2007 we tried to make out of the box reports as generic and as configurable as possible. The result of these efforts is more possibilities with actually much less work from your side to customize reports to needs of your organization or your custom...
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    Report parameter controls

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    Nearly any report requires you to fill some parameters before you run it. Most commonly you are asked to provide a date range, objects you are interested in and maybe some other parameters that drive report content. " Report parameters block " is the...
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    Including time stamp in subscription report file name

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    Operations Manager Report subscription wizard asks you to specify a File Name when you choose Windows File Share delivery method. In most cases where you just need to have a most recent report delivered to the share you would just type a desired name...
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    Reports in Management Packs.

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    In my previous post “ Authoring reports for SCOM 2007 ” I said that there are basically tree ways to author new reports for SCOM 2007. Create a linked report, use Report Builder or create a custom report using Visual Studio. The best way to introduce...
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    Linked availability reports

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    Availability report is one of the easiest reports to create links to. The report is based on the monitor state changes. There are not that many parameters to control besides list of monitoring objects, monitor states considered to be downtime and essentially...
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    Report parameters block

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    It is not a secret that standard way of presenting report parameters in SQL Server Reporting Services does not give you much flexibility. Designing reporting solution for SCOM 2007 we wanted to change that and enable a way reach controls could be used...
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    Enabling EnterpriseManagementChartControl in Visual Studio 2005

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    If you try editing some generic reports like Performance in Visual Studio you will get an error saying that EnterpriseManagementChartControl is not installed. The reason is that SCOM 2007 does not configure EnterpriseManagementChartControl development...
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    Getting performance report chart data

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    Several customers asked us lately if there is a way of getting actual values the performance report charts are generated on in a tabular form. Even thought this is not possible in the Performance report it is in fact possible with the Performance Detail...
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    Creating new Report Operator user role

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    The question keeps popping up so I decided to put this on my blog. SCOM 2007 console does not have an ability to create a new Report Operator user role. Part of the reason is that there is no UI to grant permissions to individual reports from SCOM console...
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    What’s new in Operations Manager 2007 R2 reporting?

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    Operations Manager 2007 R2 adds a set of valuable and long awaited features targeted to reporting users and report authors. Here is the list: Service Level Tracking reporting. First step towards solving a problem of service level monitoring. Service...
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    Performance "Top" linked reports

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    Generic performance reports are ones of the most powerful generic reports in SCOM 2007. I like to start from " Performance Top Objects " and " Performance Top Instances " reports. They are the easiest and creating linked reports for them could be quite...
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    Operations Manager 2007 SP1 training videos

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    A set of SCOM 2007 SP1 specific training videos are now published on TechNet at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/bb986763.aspx . There are two videos out there I am doing on new reporting features in SCOM 2007 SP1. Here are the links: Using...
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    Creating linked reports from favorites.

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    It’s unfortunate but SCOM 2007 RTM does not have an ability to publish favorite reports back to the reporting server. It can however be done manually. The best way to do this is to create a linked report. Console will show the report even if it is not...
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    OpsMgr 2007 SP1 RC is released!

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    The Release Candidate of Service Pack 1 for Operations Manager 2007 is released and ready for download from http://connect.microsoft.com/systemcenter . This release is fully supported and it will be an upgrade form it to SP1 RTM. SP1 RC is adding several...
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    Opening views and executing tasks from reports

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    SCOM 2007 reporting infrastructure has an ability to invoke a view or execute a task defined in a Management Pack from a report. This functionally helps bringing context from the report "back" to the operation console. Most of the out-of-the-box SCOM...
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