Daniele Grandini

Daniele started working on systems management back in 1995 with the first wave of tools for Microsoft OSs. He then followed Microsoft solutions evolution from small businesses with a few tens of PCs to large enterprises with ten of thousands PCs and thousands of servers. He led the first huge NetIQ AppManager deployment in Italy back in 2001/2002 on 60,000 workstations and 2,500 servers, he has been involved in MOM 2005 and SCOM 2007 TAPs. In 2009 he has first awarded with MVP status for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management. Currently he leads a team of 13 engineers planning, designing and operating hybrid clouds architectures for Progel spa.Follow me on Twitter @DanieleGrandini.

Daniele Grandini

Daniele Grandini

  1. #1 by Raymond on February 24, 2014 - 7:14 pm


    Just implemented started using Visual Studio VSAE for scom 2012 . Noticed that there were no templates for monitor types, probes, wa etc.. Is there a quick way around this ? How are custom compositions created using VSAE ?

    • #2 by Daniele Grandini on February 28, 2014 - 11:08 am

      Hi Raymond, you touch a sensible point. You’re right there are no composition templates. In VSAE you need to code the types manually via XML or you can create your own snippets (see the snippet item). Snippets are more suitable for rules and monitors (vs types), but can be used for types.
      In my todo list there’s a common composition template library, but you know time is always scarce.
      – Daniele

  2. #3 by Joe Gallagher on March 2, 2011 - 6:26 pm

    Hi Daniele,

    Great blog! Do you have a link to the management pack that you saved the agent processor performance monitor that you created as described in this link?

    • #4 by Daniele Grandini on March 9, 2011 - 7:25 pm

      Hi Joe,
      currently I don’t have such an MP, or better the monitors and rules are embedded in a MP I cannot share. I’ll add to my todo list the creation of an ad hoc MP.
      – Daniele

  3. #8 by Duncan McAlynn on October 25, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    I’ve been enjoying following your blog and would really like to work closer with Progel in Italy. We’ve had a couple deals together in the past, but I’d certainly like to build on that success. Could I start by offering you an NFR license for our SVT Audit Manager 2010 solution for audit compliance with OpsMgr and ACS?

  4. #9 by Chris Morgan on July 16, 2009 - 11:03 pm


    since we have to be mindfull of how oftenwe run discoveries is it possible to do the following ?

    Create Class
    Create Discovery based on the contents of a Group
    Populate class directly with group members

    eliminate the need to run the discovery since the contents are statically defined in the group

    516 581 0747

    • #10 by Daniele Grandini on July 17, 2009 - 3:21 pm

      Hi Chris,
      I’m finding difficult to follow you, anyway you can write a discovery that populates from any source (ADSI, SQL and in this respect even a OpsMgr group via the SDK). Please conisder that since you have a group you’re still exposed to the 21025 issue I described. More the discovery must be targeted to an agent that have access to the SDK (the first choice will be the RMS) and then your class instances will be monitored by the RMS as well as the group you created to populate the discovery from. Probably I’m missing something but I cannot understand how this can be useful.

  5. #11 by Jonathan Almquist on June 16, 2009 - 5:35 pm


    Are you interested in our MVP program? I’d like to nominate you for the award. If so, get a hold of me, as I’ll need some additional information from you in order to nominate you.


  6. #12 by Anthony Puca on March 12, 2009 - 9:02 pm

    Great work, I can tell you the SCOM community appreciates it. Love the site.

  7. #13 by Daniele Muscetta on January 22, 2009 - 7:28 pm

    Ciao Daniele, aggiungo subito il vs. blog al mio aggregator!

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