AlertMate, release details and improvements

AlertMate, release details and improvements

A few days ago I wrote a post about a new app in the making. I am now ready to share some more information about a release date and new features. As you can read from the title, I’ve called this app “AlertMate”. Since my post I’ve had a test release sent out to a couple servers who had no links to SCOM other than a SCOM Agent monitoring them..

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Another app in the making….

Another app in the making….

I’ve been quite when it comes to SCOM over the last few months, but since I changed jobs my hands-on have been been limited since I am not the primary SCOM administrator.

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been working on a new application. After a talk with a developer who wanted to see (in real time) if the server he was logged onto, had any alerts.

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regularscomguys free Management Packs

regularscomguys free Management Packs

It’s been a while since my last update, but lets face it… its summer, and most of the co-workers have been away from work, and they are those who inspire me to create new management packs for Operations Manager.

So I thought that I would use this post to give you all a short description of all the management packs that I’ve create for the community.

Here’s the list:

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Maintenance Mode App Updated (0.5a)

Maintenance Mode App Updated (0.5a)

After a few months of testing, I am ready to release the next version of the Maintenance Mode Desktop Application. I’ve updated the method used to stop the maintenance mode, and I’ve changed some start-up scripts.

There are still some bugs in this version, and on some systems that I’ve tested this on – the start of the application is VERY slow… I am of course working on a fix for this.

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Maintenance Mode App & Install instructions (Alpha version)

Maintenance Mode App & Install instructions (Alpha version)

I am excited about the chatter that has been going on regards to the “Single Server Maintenance Mode App”. As promised I am ready to release an “Alpha” version (also called 0.3a) – (0.1a and 0.2a were internal only releases)

I am unaware about my rights regards to the distribiton of the Operations Manager Powershell Module, so to get this version to work – you need to do some manual work. This is still a very early version of the product, so it contains alot of bugs and errors – the known issues are listed here on the page.

Before we start, make sure that the users executing the app have all the correct rights within SCOM, and that you have the correct network setup to allow access to SCOM.

All SCOM releated ports can be found here.

Read more for installation instructions and the download file.

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