Future proof your VMware monitoring in SCOM

VMware vSphere 7 – the journey to a modern application delivery VMware vSphere 7, the new generation of vSphere was releasedin  April 2020. This major new release brings a massive improvement in the work experience of vSphere administrators. If you work with VMware you probably noticed many exciting new features released in vSphere 7. ​ … Continued

Silect and OpsLogix announce exclusive partnership in North America

Bringing VMware Management to North America Silect is proud to announce it has partnered with OpsLogix, a world leader in business-critical Management Packs for System Center Operation Manager (SCOM), to offer OpsLogix’s popular VMware Management Pack to its robust SCOM customer base.   Through this strategic partnership, Silect will provide OpsLogix’s VMware Management for SCOM … Continued

MP Studio, MP Author Pro and MP Author: Version 10.0

MP Studio We are pleased to announce the General Availability of MP Studio version 10.0. We’ve made lots of updates and improvements to the products. Here’s a summary of the changes: Database schema update: To support the new roles and permissions (see below), this release updates the corresponding tables in the Store database. MP Studio … Continued

Management Pack Fragment (MPF) Files

An Evolution of Fragments Here at Silect, we love fragments. We have added support to both MP Studio and MP Author Pro to allow users to: Download fragments from GitHub Index them to make finding the correct fragment easy Browse for the correct parameter values Import them into a management pack Edit fragments and even … Continued

Linux fragments

Silect’s Support team often gets requests for samples demonstrating how to get started authoring management packs to monitor Linux systems.  Ever since the concept of fragments was introduced to the authoring community a number years ago, we’ve felt rather strongly that the best way to do so is through reusable fragments.  MP Author Pro and … Continued

MP Studio Version 9.2

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of MP Studio version 9.2. We’ve made lots of updates and improvements to the products. Here’s a summary of the changes: All the changes for MP Author Pro (see https://www.silect.com/mp-author-mp-author-pro-version-9-2/) Fix bug when creating (but not updating) new overrides in Manage Multiple Overrides dialog. Overridden Element ID was … Continued

MP Author & MP Author Pro Version 9.2

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of MP Author version 9.2 (both free and Professional versions). We’ve made lots of updates and improvements to the products. Here’s a summary of the changes: • Convert Event Level back to a friendly value when editing event rules and monitors. • Allow Excel files to be … Continued

Supporting the SCOM Community for 17 Years

Since Silect began in 2003, we have always had a primary focus on simplifying the adoption of Microsoft management technologies. In 2004 we introduced Health Reporter for Microsoft Operations Manager (that’s right – MOM – we’ve been around THAT long). Health Reporter showed that state of key components of a MOM infrastructure. Fast forward to … Continued

Numeric Calculations in SNMP Monitors

Recently one of our customers asked how to do calculations in the expressions in an SNMP monitor. It’s not obvious, so we thought others might find this information useful. For this example, let’s look at the CPU usage in a router. We want to ensure that the combined usage for User and System time is … Continued

SCOM Clean-up

The New Year is often a time for people to refresh, renew and rejuvenate. As a SCOM engineer maybe it’s a good time to also refresh and rejuvenate your SCOM environment. In other words, maybe it’s a good time to clean-up SCOM! We get asked about “cleaning up” SCOM routinely – almost daily. “We ____ … Continued