February, 2010

We've Moved!

In order to provide a more consistent experience with the System Center product family, we've moved new content to other System Center sites.

For Opalis / Orchestrator content, see the Orchestrator blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator.

For Operations Manager cross-platform content, see the Operations Manager blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam.

  • System Center Cross Platform and Interop

    Some more help troubleshooting discovery and agent installation

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    I was recently working with Bob Cornelissen on an issue that he was seeing with agent installation. He tried a bunch of stuff, including the list of things including my previous blog article “ Can’t get your Linux computer discovered? Check your network configuration. ” As it turned out, it was something new, and he gives a good walkthrough of how he found it in his blog article “ SCOM Discovery Wizard error while deploying Redhat agent ”. Be sure to add it to your list of troubleshooting steps!...
  • System Center Cross Platform and Interop

    System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cross Platform Cumulative Update 2 (KB979490) released

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    The Cross Platform team released a new update (CU2) for Operations Manager R2 Cross Platform agents Feb. 9, 2010. ( download here ) You can find the KB article for this release which includes the download links for the cross platform bits and the management packs . Here’s some info about the release: This updated release includes all features that were in the previous update release ( KB973583 ) and additional fixes in this release: Adds support for (in previous release - KB973583 ): SUSE Linux Enterprise...
  • System Center Cross Platform and Interop

    Modifying single-value monitors to allow for multiple possible return codes

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    I recently got a question in the Cross Platform Forums about an issue a customer was seeing with monitors for their network cards. Although this issue was with Solaris, it really applies to any OS. The issue was that they used a dual-NIC failover setup where one NIC is a backup in case the first one fails. The failure of the first NIC activates the second, which takes over until the first one can be replaced. The issue is that the backup NIC, when in a standby state, is not “plumbed” – that is, it...
  • System Center Cross Platform and Interop

    Silect Releases MP Studio 4.1

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    From Silect’s Release: We’re pleased to announce the availability of our latest release of MP Studio available for upgrade now for all MP Studio customers currently on maintenance. MP Studio v4.1 has now added additional capabilities to help you further decrease complexity, speed implementation, eliminate risk and increase productivity with System Center Operations Manager : MP Studio Enhancements Included in this Release: New Column Creation Wizard for more flexible custom Management Pack Documentation...
  • System Center Cross Platform and Interop

    A PowerShell script for removing all Unix/Linux computers from a Management Server

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    We recently released a set of PowerShell scripts for cross platform computers in Operations Manager, which you could use for migrating a computer to a new management group, script-based discovery, or to upgrade the agent (see “ Cross Platform PowerShell Scripts Released ”). These scripts are great because they allow you to do things with your Unix/Linux computers that might not be as easy to do as with Windows computers. The problem is that when you use the OpsMgr PowerShell environment and use the...
  • System Center Cross Platform and Interop

    Can’t get your Linux computer discovered? Check your network configuration.

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    Recently I was doing some tests and was trying to deploy a new Linux computer to be managed by Operations Manager. The discovery wizard kept failing with “unspecified error”. That’s really helpful, right? Well, I did what I normally do when i have any kind of discovery problem – I started DebugView to watch what was going on behind the scenes during the discovery. It didn’t end up being very helpful either, though it did show where the process was failing. Here’s what DebugView was showing me: Beginning...
  • System Center Cross Platform and Interop

    FAQ: How do I License Cross Platform Agents?

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    This question comes up often enough, and I saw another person send an email out on it today – “How is Operations Manager licensed when it comes to monitoring UNIX and Linux computers?” For some reason, people think that because a monitored computer is running UNIX or Linux that the process must be different. Our licensing process is complicated enough without adding in different rules for UNIX and Linux computers! :) So here’s the simple answer: Operations Manager is licensed according to the workload...
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