We are extremely excited to announce that the OpsLogix Ping Management Pack has been downloaded over 10.000 times by the System Center community.
The Ping Management Pack is our free contribution to the System Center community.
With the Ping Management Pack, we wanted to give System Center administrators and architects a simple but useful tool to check connections within the infrastructure or network. The Ping Management Pack enables quick checks and confirmations on whether a monitor or device is up or down and how fast the connection is responding.
We are thankful and happy to see that our free solution is being used on a large scale. At OpsLogix we are committed to creating useful and innovative software that enables organizations to run their operations smoothly. To celebrate this milestone we are offering all our Management Packs with a 5% discount until the end of the year.
5% off on all our Management Packs for SCOM until 31-12-2016
Besides the 5% discount, OpsLogix also offers a highly advanced VMware MP, which you can trade in for the renewal price of our competitors until 31-12-2016. Click here to learn more & request a quote.
With the 2016 release of System Center Operations Manager new improvements have been announced, such as the Operations Management Suite (OMS) integration, new dashboards, Nano server monitoring, new management packs and more. But what about the improvements to cross platform monitoring, or the ability to forecast and trend on capacity? Maarten Goet, nine-year Microsoft MVP & RD, will shows you what’s new in SCOM 2016 as well as Operations Management Suite in this demo-packed session. Learn everything about service-oriented monitoring in a Cloud-world. A must-attend for every System Center administrator.
It was a busy and exciting year for OpsLogix in 2015. It included product releases, product updates, events and tradeshows, new staff and some exciting company achievements. It’s already looking like 2016 is shaping up to be another successful year!
Firstly, we want to thank our partners and supporters for their hard work and devotion to OpsLogix in 2015. We truly are grateful for your ongoing support and dedication.
This year we released the Capacity Reports Management Pack. This MP provides user-friendly forecast reporting on every aspect of the System Center Operations Manager data warehouse. There is no longer a need to manually establish data sources and queries. This MP accesses the OpsMgr data warehouse where it can forecast a scenario of selected tasks based on usage.
We also released ProView. A flexible user-friendly Visio based visualization tool that enables the complete dynamic visualization of all of the data being monitored in System Center Operations Manager. It’s also currently the most affordable dashboard solution in the market!
We provided the following product updates this year:
Oracle MP (FRA and pooling MP) – We’ve added FRA (Fast Recovery Area) alerting and we have changed some coding to make the monitoring node highly available by utilizing the SCOM resource pool feature
Oracle MP and OMS – We’re one of the first to offer our end-users who are already using the Oracle MP and testing or using OMS, the opportunity to collect the Oracle log details in OMS. You can learn more about this here
VMware MP – Our updated release of the VMware MP includes new features and continuing improvements including cookdown for all the MP modules, over 50 new ESX Host and Virtual Machine performance counters, datacenter health state monitors, stand-alone EXS Host monitoring and more which you can read about here
Capacity Reports MP – We’re in the process of addressing incorrect object readouts as well as enabling it to forecast Service Availability. Stay tuned for the official new release update soon.
System Center Universe 2015 Europe
This year we attended so many exciting events and tradeshows including the SCU tradeshow in America, Asia and Europe, Ignite, SCOM Day, MMS Minnesota and hosting the OpsLogix Partner Day.
We were thrilled to attend Ignite 2015, it was certainly the biggest in the history of Microsoft annual events so far! This year Microsoft stated that they would start embracing open source systems and software development on all fronts.
We really enjoyed the opening keynote presentation by Satya Nadella where he stated that
“Microsoft’s enduring mission is to: Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, in all parts of the globe(!)”
We were really interested in his discussions around the Cloud and Microsoft’s welcoming of different software systems and its embracing of the IoT (Internet of Things).
What to expect in 2016?
Well, we’re currently in the process of updating the BlackBerry MP to support BES 12 and we’ll be monitoring the Oracle Exadata and the cell to cell/ container feature of Oracle 12c.
In most cases the BlackBerry Management Pack is able to construct the connection string in order to connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise server database. In special cases where SQL standby servers are used or other forms of SQL redundancy, the connection string might not reflect the correct configuration. An example is that the BlackBerry management pack cannot construct a connection string that reflects a standby server. In order to allow the BlackBerry Management Pack to connect to SQL back-ends with varying configurations, the option is given to create a custom connection string by overriding the default configuration. In order to override the default connection string follow the steps below.
The default connection string outomatically generated by the BlackBerry Management Pack has the following form: Provider=SQLOLEDB;Database=BESMgmt;Server=olxsql01;Trusted_Connection=Yes;IntegratedSecurity=SSPI
The management pack cannot automatically build connection strings for failover or standby databases, so you will need to override the default connection string to the following format (You will need to determine the exact format of the connection string for your environment):Provider=SQLOLEDB;Database=BESMgmt;Server=olxsql01;Failover Partner=olxsql02;Initial Catalog=myDataBase;Trusted_Connection=Yes;IntegratedSecurity=SSPI.
Once you have determined the correct connection string, in the SCOM console browse to the authoring section and set the scope as shown in the screenshot:
Then select: Authoring -> Management Pack Objects -> Object Discoveries and double click BlackBerry 5.0.x Enterprise Server Discovery
Select the Overrides tab and select For all objects of class: BlackBerry 5.0.x servers.
In the Overrides Properties window check the checkbox next to ConnectionString and enter the new connection string into the Override Value field. Save the override in an appropriate management pack and save the changes.
A new release v184.108.40.2069 for the OpsLogix BlackBerry 5.0 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2012 is available. This version of the Management Pack is upgrade compatible with the previous release (v220.127.116.110). If you have already purchased the Management Pack and have a valid support contract, you can logon to the customer download area and download this version.
Version 18.104.22.1689 contains the following changes:
– Added ConfigServer Name (BES Instance) property to handheld devices class
A new release v10.2.0.505 for the OpsLogix BlackBerry 10 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2012 is available. This version of the Management Pack is upgrade compatible with the previous release (v10.2.0.504). If you have already purchased the Management Pack and have a valid support contract, you can logon to the customer download area and download this version.
Version 10.2.0.505 contains the following changes:
– Reduced the minimum dependencies for the management pack so that it works with scom 2012 RTM
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