Tuesday, April 5, 2011

SCOM: Building Instance Groups from Groups of a Different Class

When I first started working with Operations Manager, one of the items that I struggled with was how to make a group from another group targeting a different class such as all Non-System Drives hosted on Windows 2008 Servers. This can just as easily be used to help segment your management environment among multiple groups or departments managing different aspects of your environment.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Operations Manager: Cleaning Up Cluster Resources

Fixing client issues or removing defunct clusters is one of the more frustrating tasks in Operations Manager. You try to uninstall the client on a Windows Cluster node and you are immediately met with a message that that the "Agent is managing other devices and cannot be uninstalled. Please resolve this issue via Agentless managed view in Administration".

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Advanced AD Inter-Site Replication

Many of us have physical locations that are connected by high-speed connections, but we have elected to still represent these sites as separate AD Sites for other reasons: segmentation of authentication traffic, global catalog load balancing, DFS Root location, disaster recovery, etc. Unfortunately, now that the DCs are in separate AD sites, replication is relegated to the timed replication cycle rather than the change notification cycle used within the same site, or are they?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Vacation Over

Well my little vacation was far longer than originally planned.