OpsLogix VMware Management Pack Price Will Be Changing

OpsLogix VMware Management Pack Price Will Be Changing

GET IT FOR THE CURRENT PRICE WHILE YOU STILL CAN! SEND AN EMAIL TO SALES@OPSLOGIX.COM

As of 1st of July 2017, we will be raising the price of our VMware Management Pack from €120.00 per socket to € 159.00 per socket (price includes Support and Maintenance/ software assurance).

VMWARE MANAGEMENT PACK V. 1.3.6.1 UPDATE

For the VMware Management Pack update, we have added new monitors such as Virtual Machine CPU wait time and Memory Ballooning. We have also fixed an issue with the alerts in Virtual Center that were not being updated in SCOM. Furthermore, the updated version has an extra monitor that gives you a warning sign if you consume more licenses than you have available.

 

New Releases: VMware and ProView Management Pack

New Releases: VMware and ProView Management Pack

We have released a new update of not one but TWO of our Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager.

 

If you’ve already purchased the VMware Management Pack or the ProView Management Pack and have a valid support contract, you can log in to the customer download area and download the latest versions.

VMware version 1.3.6.1 updates

For the new VMware Management Pack update, we have added new monitors such as Virtual Machine CPU wait time and Memory Ballooning. We have also fixed an issue with the alerts in Virtual Center that were not being updated in SCOM. Furthermore, the updated version has an extra monitor that gives you a warning sign if you consume more licenses than you have available.

ProView Management Pack version 1.0.1.1

For the ProView Management Pack update, we’ve made multiple adjustments and changes. We’ve optimized the speed of saving and loading dashboards and made it possible to add PowerShell script counters to your drawings. Using graphs, the previous version of the ProView Management Pack sometimes would not show the correct configured period and time zone. This issue has been corrected in our latest update. Furthermore, we’ve adjusted the monitoring state shape as it would sometimes not provide the correct health state.

For more additions, changes, and fixes please refer to release notes.

Team OpsLogix

Watch Webcast Predictive Analytics For Microsoft System Center by OpsLogix & Approved

Watch Webcast Predictive Analytics For Microsoft System Center by OpsLogix & Approved

About the Webcast

IT Service Analytics is a free plug ´n play business intelligence and process support platform for Microsoft System Center. IT Service Analytics enables your IT organization(s) to make qualified decisions based on intelligent and accurate information gathered throughout your IT landscape.

By optimizing and combining data from System Center Operations Manager, Microsoft OMS and System Center Service Manager into one holistic data model you are able to put the IT service in focus. This allows you to extract, correlate and predict information about IT Service Management processes.

Download the presentation deck here IT Service Analytics.pdf.

About the speaker

Jonas Lenntun is the founder of Approved Consulting AB and has a long experience with Microsoft products and IT monitoring. After working in this area for over 15 years, Jonas has developed a broad knowledge of the entire Microsoft product range, with a personal focus on ITIL and System Center.

His experience as CEO and former CIO with an understanding of IT challenges, combined with deep knowledge of Microsoft System Center, ITIL and Analytics is what led Jonas to acquire a unique IT business insight, allowing him to stand out and drive successful implementations within Microsoft System Center and ITIL.

OpsLogix & Approved present: Webcast Predictive analytics for Microsoft System Center

OpsLogix & Approved present: Webcast Predictive analytics for Microsoft System Center

On April 12th 2017 OpsLogix in cooperation with Approved Consulting AB will host a free webcast regarding Predictive Analytics for Microsoft System Center. Sign up today, since the number of free tickets are limited!

About the Webcast

IT Service Analytics is a free plug ´n play business intelligence and process support platform for Microsoft System Center. IT Service Analytics enables your IT organization(s) to make qualified decisions based on intelligent and accurate information gathered throughout your IT landscape.

By optimizing and combining data from System Center Operations Manager, Microsoft OMS and System Center Service Manager into one holistic data model you are able to put the IT service in focus. This allows you to extract, correlate and predict information about IT Service Management processes.

About the speaker

Jonas Lenntun is the founder of Approved Consulting AB and has a long experience with Microsoft products and IT monitoring. After working in this area for over 15 years, Jonas has developed a broad knowledge of the entire Microsoft product range, with a personal focus on ITIL and System Center.

His experience as CEO and former CIO with an understanding of IT challenges, combined with deep knowledge of Microsoft System Center, ITIL and Analytics is what led Jonas to acquire a unique IT business insight, allowing him to stand out and drive successful implementations within Microsoft System Center and ITIL.

At what time will the webcast be hosted?

First session with Jonas Lenntun April 12, 2017

  • Amsterdam (Netherlands) 10:00 CEST
  • New York (USA – New York) 04:00 EDT
  • London (United Kingdom – England) 09:00 BST
  • Melbourne (Australia – Victoria) 18:00 AEST

If you have already purchased your free ticket, on the day of the webcast you can join the webcast by clicking here.

Second session with Jonas Lenntun April 12, 2017

  • Amsterdam (Netherlands) 19:00 CEST
  • New York (USA – New York) 13:00 EDT
  • London (United Kingdom – England) 18:00 BST
  • Melbourne (Australia – Victoria) 03:00 AEST

If you have already purchased your free ticket, on the day of the webcast you can join the webcast by clicking here.

Video: Adding an Existing SCOM Distributed App to OpsLogix ProView Management Pack

Video: Adding an Existing SCOM Distributed App to OpsLogix ProView Management Pack

 

In this demonstration video, Tao Yang shows how to create an OpsLogix Proview dashboard for an existing System Center Operations Manager Distributed Application. In this particular demonstration, Tao Yang is using the Windows Azure pack.

About the OpsLogix ProView Management Pack

ProView is a flexible user-friendly visualization tool that enables the complete dynamic visualization of all of the data being monitored in System Center Operations Manager.

It is said that “A picture is worth a thousand words” allowing us to understand complex problems in the blink of an eye. With ProView visualizing this complexity is only limited by your imagination.

Visualization is the easiest way to process large quantities of data and complicated systems. A good image or diagram can show patterns, underlying relationships, and dependencies. The ability to visualize related system components benefits ITSM monitoring immensely.

Learn more about the OpsLogix ProView Management Pack for System Center here.

If you have any additional questions or would like to get a free trial or a quote, send us an email to sales@opslogix.com

All you need to know about the OpsLogix VMware Management Pack

All you need to know about the OpsLogix VMware Management Pack

For most companies virtualization has become the common standard in all facets of IT. Desktop virtualization, emulators, and hypervisors, all contribute to autonomic computing which in turn ultimately aims to develop computer systems capable of self-management.

 

 

 

Base licenses per socket starting from €159
Making sense in price and performance!

 

 

 

 

 

OpsLogix VMware Management Pack

The OpsLogix VMware Management Pack provides essential basic monitoring for  VMware environment, presenting data in the System Center Operations Manager console. The OpsLogix Management Pack for VMware takes all the States and Alerts vCenter generates and presents them in System Center Operations Manager 2012 or higher.

Following the common engineering criteria set down by Microsoft’s Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI) which unifies hardware, software, and services. The OpsLogix VMware Management Pack consolidates VMware data in SCOM for a competitive price!

Two minute VMware Management Pack demonstration by Vincent de Vries

What else does the OpsLogix VMware Management Pack do?

 

  • The OpsLogix VMware Management Pack fully supports the CI perspective in Service Manager, meaning that the data can be used in an automated workflow such as auto-populating a CMDB or auto-ticketing prompt.
  • We’ve also made sure that our VMware Management Pack seamlessly integrates into OMS. Meaning for companies already using OMS, it’s an easy fit, maximizing both the centralizing of infrastructural data as well as being able to use the tools OMS log analytics provides.

VMware Management Pack demonstration by MVP Tao Yang

Virtualization and why it’s important

 

Virtualization has been around since the end of the 1990s and has rapidly developed into a standard feature in any enterprise infrastructure. Its immediate benefits are:

  • Reduced administration burden in that, a centralized console allows quicker server access for purposes of provisioning and/or re-provisioning, quickly allocating additional resources such as RAM, power or space
  • Super-fast deployment simply because every server is a file or collection of files on disk. This means that adding additional servers to an infrastructure is literally a matter of cloning or in layman’s terms copy-pasting.
  • Greatly reduced infrastructure cost in hardware. Things like cooling, electricity, network ports, mice and keyboards not to mention physical space. Industry studies have estimated that virtualization increases hardware utilization and operating costs by at least 50% to 70%.

 

 

 

Extending Microsoft Private Cloud OpsLogix VMware Management Pack

VMware Management Pack & OMS Log Analytics

Our VMware Management Pack has been fully integrated into Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite from the get-go.

We also make it possible to collect over 60 performance metrics to analyze the VMware health state. For example, Host / VM memory and CPU usage and datastore space etc. and of course all audit / task / alarm / snmp etc. events. Meaning that you can use it to meet all the requirements of your security auditing (NEN, SOX, ISO & etc.) And what’s really neat about our VMware monitoring solution, is that it doesn’t require a vCenter installation. You can also directly connect to a ESX(i) host without almost losing any monitoring features.

 

If you are already using our VMware Management Pack, or you are in trial fase, we offer the VMware OMS Log Analytics solution completely for free. Would you like to try it? Send an email to sales@opslogix.com

Watch: Course on Monitoring your Hybrid Environment with OMS Security

Watch: Course on Monitoring your Hybrid Environment with OMS Security

We recently encountered an online course, brought to you by Yuri Diogenes, Senior Content Developer at Microsoft, comprised out of 13 videos giving you the details on security challenges for IT operations and how the OMS Security and Audit solution can help you to overcome those challenges. At OpsLogix we thought that this is pretty cool and useful so we’d like to share it with you.

Hybrid Environments & OMS Security

Learn about assessments for antimalware, updates, and baselines. Explore monitoring considerations for identity, access, and computers. If you’re wondering how to implement and manage Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) to monitor a hybrid enterprise infrastructure, be sure to check out this course. Learn about deployment, antimalware, and update assessments, in addition to incident detection and response.

Security Challenges

Take a look at important deployment considerations for OMS Security agents, along with general considerations. Plus, leverage Microsoft security intelligence to help you identify suspicious activities in your environment, and find out how to use notable issues to investigate alerts.

Update Release: EZalert V 1.0 Advanced SCOM Alert Tuning

Update Release: EZalert V 1.0 Advanced SCOM Alert Tuning

EZalert is our software solution for advanced SCOM alert tuning based on sophisticated machine learning algorithms.

The machine learning component allows EZalert to learn from the SCOM administrator and mimic his or her behavior when automatically closing irrelevant SCOM alerts. EZalert is also fully compatible with SCOM 2016. Click here to request a free trial for EZalert.

Get to know our SCOM alert tuning solution

Added to EZalert V 1.0

For the updated version we’ve made some small corrections to the UI, WCF service and logic in the backend and added a service & license status indicator to the top of the UI. Furthermore, new stored procedures have been added to the database for increased performance.

Changes & Bug fixes EZalert V 1.0

We’ve made some additional changes to the UI and backend for the latest update. The UI has been updated with a new layout for the settings page and on the backend the performance of the EZalert windows NT and EzAlert API (WCF srv) has been increased. As for the bug fixes? It’s no longer possible to use the same installation/database of EZalert on multiple management groups and accuracy on the settings tab is displayed correctly.

Would you like to know how to use EZalert?

System Center Operations Manager 2012: Update Rollup 12

System Center Operations Manager 2012: Update Rollup 12

Recently Microsoft released the update rollup 12 for System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 users, including installation guidelines.

Issues that are fixed in System Center Operations Manager

  • When you try to upgrade System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 Reporting Server to System Center 2016 Operations Manager reporting server, the upgrade fails for the following configuration:
  • Server A is configured as System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager including Management Server.
  • Server B is configured as System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, including Operations Manager Database (OpsMgrDB), Operations Manager Data Warehouse (OpsMgrDW) and Operations Manager Reporting Server.

( X ) Management Server Upgraded Check

The management server to which this component reports has not been upgraded.

  • Recovery tasks on “Computer Not Reachable” messages in the System Center Operations Manager Monitor generate failed logons for System Center Operations Manager Agents that are not part of the same domain as the Management Groups.
  • When a Management Server is removed from the All Management Servers Resource Pool, the monitoring host process do not update the Type Space Cache.
  • SHA1 is deprecated for the System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 Agent and SHA2 is now supported.
  • Because of incorrect computations of configuration and overrides, some managed entities go into an unmonitored state. This behavior is accompanied by event 1215 errors that are logged in the Operations Manager log.
  • IntelliTrace Profiling workflows fail on certain Windows operating system versions. The workflow cannot resolve Shell32 interface issues correctly.
  • There is a character limitation of 50 characters on the custom fields in the notification subscription criteria. This update increases the size of the limitation to 255 characters.
  • You cannot add Windows Client computers for Operational Insights (OMS) monitoring. This update fixes the OMS Managed Computers wizard in the System Center Operations Manager Administration pane to let you search or add Windows Client computers.
  • When you use the Unix Process Monitoring Template wizard to add a new template to the monitor processes on UNIX servers, the monitored data is not inserted into the database. This issue occurs until the Monitoring Host is restarted. Additionally, the following is logged in the Operations Manager log file:

Log entry:
Log Name:      Operations Manager
Source:        Health Service Modules
Date:
Event ID:      10801
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:
Description:    Discovery data couldn’t be inserted to the database. This could have happened because of one of the following reasons:
– Discovery data is stale. The discovery data is generated by an MP recently deleted.
– Database connectivity problems or database running out of space.
– Discovery data received is not valid.

Additionally, you may receive the following exception, which causes this issue to occur:

Exception:
Exception type:   Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Common.DataItemDoesNotExistException
Message:          ManagedTypeId = ccf81b2f-4b92-bbaf-f53e-d42cd9591c1c
InnerException:   <none>
StackTrace (generated):            SP               IP               Function            000000000EE4EF10 00007FF8789773D5 Microsoft_EnterpriseManagement_DataAccessLayer!Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.DataAccessLayer.TypeSpaceData.IsDerivedFrom(System.Guid, System.Guid)+0x385

Read the full article here.

 

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