Archive for June 2007
System Center Operations Manager 2007 is now available for download for those with MSDN subscription.
I just got an e-mail from Nworks stating that the MP for VMware for Operations Manager 2007 has been released. Word on the street is that this is the best tool on the market for Monitoring VMware ESX 2.5 and 3.0 using System Center Operations Manager 2007. I will be reviewing this add on in the coming weeks. I am not a huge fan of using 3rd party tools, but ESX is essential to our environment so this may be worth it.
There is a bug when you try to create dynamic groups using the formula wizard. When you try to create a group an and us the Insert OR Group everything look fine until your select OK and then it changes your formula from a pipe (for OR) to an AND.
Here is the work around from Microsoft.
This is a known issue that we are tracking. As a work around in your case – after you add ‘Windows Operating System’ to the formula grid, right click on ‘AND group for Windows Operating System’ and select ‘Switch to Or group’.
Microsoft has just released the Operations Manager 2007 Design Guide to their download website.
This is really worth the read. The paper has good information about sizing, especially hardware requirements versus number of agents, which can be a real pain point for your deployment, if sized too small.