Archive for category MP Development

Windows #Azure backup agent monitoring with #sysctr #scom

In the last couple of months, I worked head down to build an offer for an hybrid cloud solution based on Windows Azure. The solution is aimed at giving a quick answer to all the scenarios where a new project needs to be activated “for yesterday”. I know, you know. Enabling an hybrid cloud using […]

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How to use an oledb module for discovery #sysctr #scom

I’ve been asked to post a sample on how to use an oledb module to perform discovery. The scenario applies everytime you have to be managed entities listed in a generic OLEDB table. Indeed the process is super standard and easy. The only attention points are aimed at instructing the OLEDB provider to return one […]


Advanced DataItem XML extraction in #scom #sysctr

The Management Pack authors know workflow modules pass data one to the other via an XML document. There are many filtering options, most of them are based on condition detections modules where the proper xpath query can be used to select or check for the correct value. The XML query engine in Operations Manager uses […]


Network devices dynamic group membership #sysctr #scom

The scenario As a System Center solution provider and consultant I often face complex scenarios where multi tenancy and administrative delegation is a must. One of the latest challenges I faced has been about Operations Manager console scoping in a complex and distributed architecture. The customer used to have gateways and sites to partition the […]

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Device components discovery [SNMP MP Chap 4] #scom #sysctr

Now that we have discovered and monitored CPU and memory we have all the basic plumbing to discover other device components at least all of the component that are single instanced. There are several components that are exposed via SNMP in multiple instances, one such example are interfaces. In many cases an SNMP table is […]



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