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System Center 2016 now supports TLS1.2 security protocols

TLS 1.2 is the secure way of communication suggested by Microsoft with best-in class encryption. SSL and early TLS are not considered strong cryptography and cannot be used as a security control. Microsoft has added official support for TLS1.2 security ... continue reading

Securing Privileged Access for the AD Admin – Part 2

Hello everyone, my name is still David Loder, and I’m still PFE out of Detroit, Michigan. Hopefully you’ve read Securing Privileged Access for the AD Admin – Part 1. If not, go ahead. We’ll wait for you. Now that you’ve ... continue reading
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(Part 1) Microsoft Operations Management Suite – Windows Server 2016

In this first part in a three part video series we provide an overview of Microsoft's cloud delivered management system Operations Management Suite (OMS). OMS was developed by Microsoft as a comprehensive management suite for managing all of your server ... continue reading
Monitoring Large DPM Deployments with SCOM

Monitoring Large DPM Deployments with SCOM

DPM can backup a variety of workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, Hyper-V VMs, File Servers, among others. One way to monitor the DPM servers centrally is using SCOM. In this blog, our guest, John Joyner, talks about leveraging Central Console ... continue reading

Troubleshooting Service Manager work item (Incident, Change Request, Service Request) status stuck on “New”

Any time we see newly created work items stuck with a “New” status, it generally means that the Service Manager workflows are not processing or are processing slowly. Monitoring the “Minutes behind” of each workflow can be a useful method ... continue reading

Demo: Discover MP updates and recommendations, and tune MP alerts

In this video tutorial you will see how you can use the automated management pack (MP) updates and recommendation tool, provided by System Center 2016 Operations Manager, to see MPs that are partially installed, need an update, or recommended based ... continue reading
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#Microsoft System Center 2016 Management Pack for Microsoft #Azure #Sysctr #SCOM

Management Pack Scope The Management Pack for Microsoft Azure enables you to monitor the availability and performance of Azure resources that are running on Microsoft Azure. The management pack runs on a specified server pool, and then uses Microsoft Azure ... continue reading
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Hybrid IT Connect computers and devices to #MSOMS using the OMS Gateway #Winserv #Linux

Instead of each individual agent sending data directly to OMS and requiring a direct Internet connection, all agent data is instead sent through a single computer that has an Internet connection. That computer is where you install and use the ... continue reading
Demo: Setup extended network monitoring

Demo: Setup extended network monitoring

In this video tutorial you will see how to setup extended network monitoring in System Center 2016 Operations Manager. Using the new Network Monitoring MP Generator tool you can generate management packs to get extended monitoring for your SNMP-enabled devices ... continue reading
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Monitoring Service Manager with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, along with the Service Manager management packs, provides an excellent monitoring platform for Service Manager. Many important pieces that are vital to Service Manager health can be monitored, including: Checking SQL Server to be sure ... continue reading