OMS phone app now available on all platforms: First look

  This is one thing I really like about the new strategy of Microsoft: All platforms (I know it’s not the official statement but still) The OMS app was already available on WindowsPhone platform (in preview) and quite frankly it makes sense to actually develop for your own native platform first. But today Microsoft has announced the availability of the OMS app across all the different platforms (Ios, android and winphone). The install is crystal clear as you are used to through the store. More info here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2015/10/21/log-analytics-on-the-move.aspx Direct link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/operations-management-suite/mobile-apps.aspx NOTE: Fellow MVP Cameron Fuller has a blog post about the experience on an ipad here: http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2015/10/21/the-microsoft-oms-experience-on-an-ipad/ A first look: A couple of screenshots of the possibilities and look and feel on iPhone: First start of the app (really like the look and feel): Login screen looks very familiar: Auto switch between corporate or personal Signed in and detected that your workspaces, it’s indeed possible to switch between the different workspaces: You have 3 options: Dashboard: Is your personal dashboard which you can change by...
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SCOM 2012: Overview link blog

This post will be my (and hopefully yours) one stop to post all the relevant info to SCOM 2012. I will try to generate an overview of all the different steps you need to start from scratch and continue to build your environment to a level that suites your environment. If you feel there are things missing or you’ve found dead links please do not hesitate to leave a comment and I will update this post. This post has grown out of my favourite list of SCOM related topics and info I found on forums, technet and blogs. Note: I’ll sometimes post more than 1 link at a topic so you can combine the different blogposts to get the bigger picture. Most of the info is relevant for SCOM 2012 and SCOM 2012 SP1 (if there’s specific info for a specific version it...
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SCOM 2012: CU1 available for download

SCOM 2012 is just generally available and the first CU1 has already arrived. You can download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29697 For a full list of the improvements check the official KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686249/en-us For the install experience check this blog post of Kevin Greene: http://kevingreeneitblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/scom-2012-deploying-cumulative-update.html My personal experience with the install will follow shortly. Don’t you just like the constant improvement of the System Center products? ...
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A travel guide: How to survive MMS2012.

MMS 2012 Travel Guide Part 1: Getting settled in Vegas MMS 2012: Travel Guide Part 2: The session types MMS 2012: Travel Guide Part 3: Scheduling your MMS agenda MMS 2012: Travel Guide Part 4: Join the twitter army MMS 2012: Travel Guide: Hints So this years Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas is coming… Finally it’s that time of the year where you always think: “Christmas DOES comes twice this year!”. You look forward to that week packed with System Center info, talking to peers, checking out the expo and yeah of course enjoy Vegas (we are here any way). It will be my 3th MMS and I had the privilege to have some vets as wingmen who showed me the ins and outs the first time I landed at MMS. MMS can be quite intimidating. The sheer size of the event, the location, the amount of info and most of all: The fear you’re missing out on things. In the next weeks I’ll be posting a...
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MMS2012: Schedule builder has been opened for Alumni

9 weeks to go to THE event of the year for everyone who’s working with System Center software. As usual this MMS will be packed with good info, nice peers to talk to and sessions given by the best of the best of System Center Specialist. This year will be extra special (is this possible?) because of the Tidal wave of new versions being released. The session builder is open to alumni (people who attended MMS in the past year) since yesterday and will be available to the general public beginning of March. I’ll be posting my favorite sessions shortly so check back soon to find out where you’ll find me taking in all the new things to use them to make my customers happy as never before. There are 4 things you need to book when you’re at MMS2012: Breakout sessions Instructor Lead Labs...
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SCOM 2012: What’s new: Maintenance mode changes

This post is part of a series What's new: Check here for the other parts. In the second part of this series of what’s new in SCOM2012 I’ll be highlighting a small change with big implications in SCOM 2012 in the maintenance mode department. It was kind of frustrating to see that a lot of issues at customer sites had to do with the fact that the RMS or MS (or even worse both) were put in maintenance mode and never came out of it until manually removed. Putting your RMS in maintenance mode is a big no no as this is the pounding heart of your environment and can cause serious issues. But hey enough said about the past… let’s talk about the future! Fortunately the future is bright in the SOCM 2012 world concerning maintenance mode. These are in fact the changes in maintenance mode: When a management server in SCOM 2012 (remember no more RMS) is placed in maintenance mode the System Center...
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New System Center 2012 licensing model

Today Microsoft released some details about the new licensing model of the System Center 2012 products. In a constant effort to reduce the different licensing models they have significantly changed the way you need to license your products. Pricing at this time is not yet available but you can already prepare yourself to check which licenses you need to purchase for the new suite. There’s of course a difference between existing customers and new customers but in general this is what’s new in the licensing model: What’s included? To maximize the support for your private cloud the following tools will be included when you buy a standard or Datacenter edition of System center 2012: Configuration Manager Service Manager Virtual Machine Manager Operations Manager Data Protection Manager Orchestrator App Controller Endpoint Protection Difference between Standard and Datacenter Edition of System Center 2012: The Standard and Datacenter editions of the System Center 2012 server management licenses differ only based on the number of Operating System Environments (OSEs) that may be managed. Standard edition: allow customers to manage...
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SCOM 2012: Webconsole fails to load after upgrade

In my recent session I’ve showcased an error I encountered when upgrading my SCOM2007R2 environment to SCOM2012beta. After the upgrade was finished successful I performed my standard after migration health check and opened my web console to check out the new features of the SCOM 2012 console. Only to find out this very “nice” cryptic error message: Apparently this is because the ASP.NET version was installed after the IIS role and the new web app “SCOM 2012 Web Console” was never registered to use this version of ASP.NET with the IIS role. So what are we going to do now… well euhm… Fix it Open an elevated command prompt (make it a habit, this will save you a lot of trouble in your live) Open explorer and browse to “c:\windows\Microsoft.net\Framework64\v4.0.30319\” Note: Make sure you use your installed framwork and version Locate the file aspnet_regiis.exe and drag it into your elevated command prompt and add the switch –iru at the end as shown below. This actually will reinstall...
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SCOM 2012: Upgrade failed with error 0x80070005

During the prep of my lab I came across an error which was in fact not this very common so I’ve decided to share my solution with you to save you some trouble when performing this in your environment. After running through the entire installation wizard my upgrade process started fine… But after 10 minutes… After restarting the process I was left with a broken SCOM2007R2 and SCOM2012 not installed. SQL Reporting services were broken so I had to revert my machine back to a snapshot I took earlier on and started all over again… Now the solution so you shouldn’t have to go through the whole process of troubleshooting. After checking the log file I found the following cause of my initial failing of the upgrade: “System.UnauthorizedAccessException, Exception Error Code: 0x80070005, Exception.Message: Access to the path ‘MOMAspNet.msi’ is denied.” This in fact is your ASP.net msi which is used when you install the agents. I’ve checked the rights and they were all good. Delete...
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SCOM 2012: Don’t be the IT-Rambo…

The title says it all… Don’t be the IT-Rambo but prepare yourself for the move to SCOM2012 by checking my session which I gave the 20th of September and is now available online. Check it here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/Hh443650 The slide deck is also available here: https://skydrive.live.com/?sc=documents&cid=f14edda98c2a18de#!/view.aspx?cid=F14EDDA98C2A18DE&resid=F14EDDA98C2A18DE%21126...
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