Another handy script from Kevin Holman to document your SCOM RunAs Account and associated Profiles and export them to a CSV file.
Get it here
for a sample and the original article go here
Microsoft has released a preview for a handy tool which will allow you to test your System Center 2016 management packs for compatibility and compliance to best practices get it here.
This is a great addition to the System Center tool set.
The Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (VSAE) has been updated for SCOM 2016, grab it here.
A new tool has been released to assist in creating management packs for network monitoring get it here
I know from experience that having to walk a MIB file manually in order to determine which OIDs to use can be a tedious process. Tools like this one should make the whole experience much more manageable.
Some good news doing the rounds is that VSAE now offers supports for Visual Studio 2015.
You can download them here
Marnix Wolf has written a great post about the different options available to IT Pros to write management packs for SCOM. The article is definitely worth a read and I wholeheartedly agree with the assessment of VSAE (Visual Studio with Authoring Extensions) and MP Author from Silect
A question I’ve often posed regarding SCOM is, “Why do should we be using 3rd party utilities to perform certain functions?” and the one that comes up most frequently is scheduling maintenance mode.
Well it’s finally here and i’m not surprised to see it as the first feature cropping up in the community blogs, as it is exciting, we’re finally getting the ability to create maintenance mode schedules from inside the product.
You can find this feature under the administrators node in the console.
I for one am certainly looking forward to see what other surprises are in the System Center goodie bag, more to follow.
A new tool released by Microsoft to help with MP Authoring.
The Microsoft Platform Ready Test Tool for System Center 2012 R2 is designed to help test your Operations Manager Management Pack for compatibility and compliance to best practices. Use this tool to achieve Application Logo Certification for System Center and qualify testing status as part of the Microsoft Partner Network Competency program. The MPR Test Tool is a wizard style tool that implements technical requirements described in the Microsoft Platform Ready Test Requirements Criteria document. • More information about the System Center Application Logo Certification Program can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=241671
Silect has released SP3 of their MP Author, the new version comes with a host of new features.