Our New & Free Contribution To The Community: app.cloudoptimizers.io

Our New & Free Contribution To The Community: app.cloudoptimizers.io

In the past two years, we have seen something undeniable happening: a rise in cloud adoption, whether hybrid or full-on cloud migrations. For the System Center Operations Manager Community, we had already created a highly successful free Ping Management Pack, which has been downloaded over 10.000 times.

 

 

app.cloudoptimizers.io = 100% FREE

With the cloud adoption in full swing, we decided to create a useful application to help organizations optimize their cloud environment, cutting costs by enabling users to not only schedule when a VM is turned on or off, but also allowing them to change the resource size of a VM on a schedule.

Visit app.cloudoptimizers.io and create a free account. Schedule unlimited amounts of VM’s and tell us what you like about it and what we can improve on!

Compatible with Azure, AWS & Google Cloud

Our Cloudoptimizers application supports Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and the Google Cloud Platform.

Azure Managed Applications – How It Works

Azure Managed Applications – How It Works

 

Azure Managed Applications is a new service provided by Microsoft which allows Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and corporate central IT teams to deliver turnkey solutions through the Azure Marketplace or Service Catalog. So what does that mean for the end-user?

Basically, the end-users deploy these managed applications into their subscriptions, but they don’t have to maintain, update, or service them. Which is a great key advantage of the Azure Managed Applications services! It’s the responsibility of the vendors to manage and support these applications. So as an end-user, you don’t have to invest in building the application specific domain knowledge, which would have been needed to service these applications. You will automatically acquire application updates without having to worry about troubleshooting and diagnosing issues with the application.

At OpsLogix, we’ve developed a Managed Application of our Oracle OMS Collector, however, it’s not yet ready to market. In the video above, Kristian Nese, Senior Program Manager of AzureCAT at Microsoft gives you a short demo of how to use our Oracle OMS Collector as an Azure Managed App during Experts Live Europe 2017.

 

Virtual Machine Planned Maintenance

Virtual Machine Planned Maintenance

 

Ziv Rafalovich joins Scott Hanselman to talk about improvements to the planned maintenance experience in Azure, including better visibility and control of maintenance events that impact virtual machine availability. Learn how to create alerts, discover which virtual machines are scheduled for maintenance, and proactively start the maintenance using the Azure portal, REST API, Azure PowerShell, or Azure CLI.

Note:

During September 2017, you can try the new experience by creating new VMs in the US West Central region using this special link to the Azure portal: http://aka.ms/PlannedMaintenancePreview.

For the original article, click here.

New Update: OpsLogix Oracle RAC Management Pack V1.1.1.22

New Update: OpsLogix Oracle RAC Management Pack V1.1.1.22

We’re happy to announce a new update release of our Oracle RAC Management Pack for SCOM 2012/2016. The  V1.1.1.22 release mainly contains a performance update and is upgradable after V1.1.0.0 or later.

The update is downloadable from the customer download area.

Oracle RAC Management Pack V1.1.1.22

For the V1.1.1.22  update, the Oracle RAC discovery processes have become more efficient.

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

Update Instructions

  1. Import the updated management packs.
  2. When imported wait +/- 10 minutes to get the updated MPs distributed in your SCOM environment.
  3. In the SCOM console, go to the “Administration” folder -> “Resource Pools” and select the resource pool(s) that is responsible for the Oracle RAC monitoring.
  4. Select the “view resource pool members..”. For every member, access to the server and follow the step below:
  5. Restart the SCOM agent

Team OpsLogix

 

New Update: OpsLogix VMware Management Pack V1.3.7.0

New Update: OpsLogix VMware Management Pack V1.3.7.0

We’re happy to announce a new update release of our VMware Management Pack for SCOM 2012/2016. This latest release is upgradable starting from V1.3.0.0 or later.

The update is downloadable from the customer download area.

 

VMware Management Pack V1.3.7.0

The new VMware Management Pack update allows the monitoring of larger VMware environments, using a lower footprint while maintaining stability.

The optimization of all modules has enabled the management pack to be able to handle more workloads and we’ve added detailed error messaging for the connection check monitor.

Other Adjustments
  • When using GW as a SCOM resource pool members to monitor VMware, it can no longer result in an unresponsive resource pool.
  • Hardware monitoring, in some situations, can no longer stall and report an error to the event log.
  • Incorrect last value is no longer shown in alert messages from some monitors.
  • When adding a new VC connection, an incorrect server is no longer used to do the connection check.

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

 

Update Instructions

  1. Import the updated management packs.
  2. When imported wait +/- 10 minutes to get the updated MPs distributed in your SCOM environment.
  3. In the SCOM console, go to the “Administration” folder -> “Resource Pools” and select the resource pool(s) that is responsible for the VMware monitoring.
  4. Select the “view resource pool members..”. For every member, access to the server and follow the step below:
  5. Restart the SCOM agent

Team OpsLogix